News Verb Forms: Millions don't turn up to 'storm' US airbase for extraterrestrial evidence
by Teodora Beljic

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It all began on June 27, when Matty Roberts (post) an event invitation on social media site Facebook. More than two million people replied they (attend) and an additional million-and-a-half expressed interest in the event. Roberts says his event, "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us", (post) as a joke. Area 51 (rumor, for decades) to be a facility for UFO and extraterrestrials research. The Air Force issued warnings against attempts to enter the restricted zone of the base, (say) it (be) dangerous. Fewer than two hundred (show up) at the gates of the base, but no one tried to storm the military base. The nearest settlement to Area 51 (be) Rachel in Lincoln County. Over a thousand (report, reach) Rachel, but most (not make) the final trek to the base. Bob Lazar was reputedly responsible for (create) much of the folklore surrounding Area 51 which is not an official name. A 2018 documentary film titled Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers may (spur) recent interest.

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Photo: The usual "Welcome" sign, Image: Sign by USAF, photo by Jimderkaisser.