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Storm Area 51 creator Matty Roberts breaks ties with Alien Stock in Rachel

Posted: 8:55 PM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 20:55:29-04
Questions surround planned Storm Area 51 event in Rachel

1:30 P.M. UPDATE: Storm Area 51 Facebook event creator Matty Roberts has officially broken ties with the event known as Alien Stock in Rachel. 13 Action News will have the full story tonight. Check back for an update.

ORIGINAL STORY

A Facebook event titled Storm Area 51 went super viral and various groups began making plans on how to capitalize on the attention.

The Facebook event encourages people to storm a highly classified base known as Area 51 in the middle of desert in Nevada.

RELATED: Tiny Nevada town at the center of 'Storm Area 51' internet craze

A variety of events have been planned, including Alien Stock in Rachel and Storm Area 51 Basecamp Experience in Hiko.

However, there is controversy surrounding Alien Stock and there's a possibility that it might not happen as planned.

RELATED: Lincoln Co. Sheriff: Do not attempt to cross into Area 51 during music festival

13 Action News sat down with the person who created the Facebook event (Matty Roberts), a Las Vegas event producer (Frank DiMaggio) and Connie West, co-owner of a motel in Rachel, on Monday morning.

RAW INTERVIEW WITH MATTY ROBERTS AND FRANK DIMAGGIO

RAW INTERVIEW WITH CONNIE WEST