A BBC film crew was arrested at gunpoint while trying to sneak into Area 51, the notorious US military base where some people believe lies a UFO.
While filming new BBC Three series UFO: Conspiracy Road Trip, Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell and UFO expert Darren Perks tried to get into the site.
The 12-strong crew had visited the infamous Area 51 site in Nevada looking for evidence that a flying saucer and even alien bodies had been held there by the US military since the 1940s.
It was as they crossed the border into the site that they were arrested by military officers, who confiscated their phones, wallets and identification.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Perks said that they had been filming for half an hour at what is known as the ‘Back Gate’ of Area 51, when they decided to walk past the barriers and into the restricted area.
They really should have expected this. Area 51 is a restricted, military area. Of course trespassers will be arrested. It’s not a conspiracy. I wonder if they will make it out to be that way.
Conspiracy Road Trip (BBC3)