Alienstock? Man Behind Viral Area 51 Event Planning Music Fest | TODAY


ARE WE REALLY ALONE? NOW ALIEN AFFICIANADOS ARE NOW ALIEN AFFICIANADOS ARE PLANNING AN EVENT. PLANNING AN EVENT. THINK WOODSTOCK MEETS “E.T.” AND THINK WOODSTOCK MEETS “E.T.” AND YOU’LL GET “ALIEN STOCK,” YOU’LL GET “ALIEN STOCK,” FESTIVAL PLANNED OUTSIDE THE FESTIVAL PLANNED OUTSIDE THE MILITARY BASE KNOWN AS AREA 51, MILITARY BASE KNOWN AS AREA 51, ITS LEGEND IMMORTALIZED IN FILMS ITS LEGEND IMMORTALIZED IN FILMS LIKE “INDEPENDENCE DAY.” LIKE “INDEPENDENCE DAY.”>>TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, THERE’S>>TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, THERE’S NO AREA 51. NO AREA 51.>>THAT’S NOT ENTIRELY ACCURATE.>>THAT’S NOT ENTIRELY ACCURATE.>>Reporter: THE ALIEN STOCK>>Reporter: THE ALIEN STOCK FESTIVAL IS SET TO TAKE PLACE 27 FESTIVAL IS SET TO TAKE PLACE 27 MILES OUTSIDE AREA 51 IN THE MILES OUTSIDE AREA 51 IN THE TINY TOWN OF RACHEL, NEVADA, TINY TOWN OF RACHEL, NEVADA, POPULATION 54. POPULATION 54. ORGANIZERS ARE SELLING IT AS A ORGANIZERS ARE SELLING IT AS A MEETING PLACE FOR ALL BELIEVERS, MEETING PLACE FOR ALL BELIEVERS, LIVE MUSIC, DRINKS, FOOD AND LIVE MUSIC, DRINKS, FOOD AND SOME OTHER WORLDLY ENCOUNTERS. SOME OTHER WORLDLY ENCOUNTERS.>>I AM JUST ABSOLUTELY SO>>I AM JUST ABSOLUTELY SO STOKED. STOKED. IT’S GOING TO BE SOMETHING SUPER IT’S GOING TO BE SOMETHING SUPER COOL. COOL.>>Reporter: 21-YEAR-OLD MATTIE>>Reporter: 21-YEAR-OLD MATTIE ROBERTS, THE MASTERMIND BEHIND ROBERTS, THE MASTERMIND BEHIND “ALIEN STOCK” SENT THE INTERNET “ALIEN STOCK” SENT THE INTERNET INTO ORBIT LAST MONTH WITH A INTO ORBIT LAST MONTH WITH A JOKE HE PLANNED FOR A MOB RAID JOKE HE PLANNED FOR A MOB RAID TITLED STORM AREA 51. TITLED STORM AREA 51. THEY CAN’T STOP ALL OF US. THEY CAN’T STOP ALL OF US. 2 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED UP. 2 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED UP. SO, ROBERTS CREATED THE FESTIVAL SO, ROBERTS CREATED THE FESTIVAL AS A BACKUP PLAN AFTER THE AS A BACKUP PLAN AFTER THE MILITARY WARNED HIS FOLLOWERS, MILITARY WARNED HIS FOLLOWERS, STAY AWAY FROM AREA 51. STAY AWAY FROM AREA 51.>>THIS WILL BE A MUCH SAFER>>THIS WILL BE A MUCH SAFER ALTERNATIVE THAN ACTUALLY ALTERNATIVE THAN ACTUALLY RUSHING THE MILITARY BASE. RUSHING THE MILITARY BASE.>>Reporter: ALREADY OVERWHELMED>>Reporter: ALREADY OVERWHELMED BY THE INTEREST. BY THE INTEREST. IT’S ONLY BUSINESS, THE LITTLE IT’S ONLY BUSINESS, THE LITTLE ALIEN SOLD OUT ITS TEN ROOMS ALIEN SOLD OUT ITS TEN ROOMS WEEKS AGO FOR THE FESTIVAL’S WEEKS AGO FOR THE FESTIVAL’S DATES. DATES.>>PEOPLE HAVE CALLED, EMAILED>>PEOPLE HAVE CALLED, EMAILED AND OFFERED UP TO $30,000 TO AND OFFERED UP TO $30,000 TO KICK SOMEBODY OUT OF THEIR ROOM. KICK SOMEBODY OUT OF THEIR ROOM.>>OH, MY GOD.>>OH, MY GOD.>>TO AVOID A DISASTER LIKE>>TO AVOID A DISASTER LIKE 2017’S FIRE FESTIVAL, THE TOWN’S 2017’S FIRE FESTIVAL, THE TOWN’S WEBSITE HAS A WARNING FOR ALL WEBSITE HAS A WARNING FOR ALL ALIEN STOCKERS. ALIEN STOCKERS. THERE ARE NO SERVICES IN RACHEL. THERE ARE NO SERVICES IN RACHEL. YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO BE YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO BE COMPLETELY ON YOUR OWN, FOR COMPLETELY ON YOUR OWN, FOR FOOD, WATER AND GAS. FOOD, WATER AND GAS. THERE’S NO CELL SERVICE, NO THERE’S NO CELL SERVICE, NO INTERNET. INTERNET. STILL, FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS SAY STILL, FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS SAY UP TO 30,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED

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