Despite a small handful of arrests, the “raid Area 51” invasion was friendly. Most people came to gather in peace. According to Reno Gazette-Journal, the number of “invaders” at one point peaked at 3,000 which is surprising because over 2 million people RSVP’d. People RSVP’ing and not showing up is something I’m used to, I once threw a party that no one attended.
What was surprising is that someone actually jumped the gate and “invaded” area 51. People on Twitter filmed her disregarding the authorities and making her way into Area 51. The local police were unable to stop here since it was a federal base and according to onlookers, federal officials drove up and took her away.