Attempting to sneak into restricted military Area 51 WILL get you arrested, duh.

BBC film crew held at gunpoint after sneaking into Area 51.

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)

  13 comments for “Attempting to sneak into restricted military Area 51 WILL get you arrested, duh.

  1. Bones
    October 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    The only conspiracy I see, is that this was purely a stunt for television.

  2. One Eyed Jack
    October 12, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    Andrew Maxwell did a nice show on the BBC “911 Conspiracy Road Trip” that took five 911 conspiracy theorists on a trip through the US. They visited key locations and met with witnesses and experts that challenged their conspiracies. By the end, one of the group actually changed his view and two were on the fence.

    I will be interested to see how this show turns out. The 911 Road Trip is a great watch and available on YouTube.

  3. Peter Robinson
    October 12, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Trouble is fact they were arrested will stoke the alien UFO nuts to suggest there is something to hide, other than the obvious miltech!

    Maxwell also did a Creationism Road Trip recently with 4 UK christian fundies and one muslim. Almost complete waste of time. One woman did express some doubts by the end, but the others were so entrenched in their faith they appeared to still believe the bible word for word. The programme failed entirely to draw out the muslim guy who actually came over as the most reasonable of the lot in that he didn’t get caught up in any of the arguments or discussions. Suspect the editor was nervous of taking him on.

    Basically the programme just went to show how intransigent and irrational fundies are in the face of evidence. It may still be on BBC iplayer, but wouldn’t really recommend it!

  4. One Eyed Jack
    October 12, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    One Muslim stuck on a bus with four Xtian fundies? I don’t blame him for keeping to himself.

  5. Ryuthrowsstuff
    October 12, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    I wonder if the Area 51 buffs realize they’d be arrested for entering any military base. Hell I can’t even enter the entirely non-restricted base where my father works without express permission. They’re on a civilian airport and commonly welcome public tours and children’s groups. But if I tried to just walk in I’d end up in jail. Why do they think it’d be any different in Nevada?

  6. Randy
    October 12, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Yet another example of US paranoia. If you run a place famous for dead aliens, or whatever, then you’re going to get tourists. Treat them nice. Don’t make ass-hat threats like disappearing them.

  7. Chew
    October 13, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    That’s assuming a threat was made in the first place. I doubt there was.

  8. Drivebyposter
    October 13, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Yes. The military should be friendly towards the people breaking into military bases. Great idea. People should also be friendly to people who break into their houses. If you have nice shit, expect people to want it. Don’t be an asshole and call the police.

  9. F89
    October 14, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    No, it’s an example of people disregarding clear warning signs that state “RESTRICTED AREA: It is unlawful to enter this installation witout premission of the installation commander
    -“Use of Deadly Force Authorised”

  10. F89
    October 15, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    For clarification-The line “Use of Deadly Force Authorised” is at the bottom of the sign in red lettering. And those signs can be found at any USAF base that has a “restricted” area.

  11. One Eyed Jack
    October 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    The show being filmed is now available to YouTube.!

  12. One Eyed Jack
    October 16, 2012 at 12:29 PM


  13. Xiphos
    October 16, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Didn’t think that comment through very well did you Randy boy?

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