So talking in Nef's If you are alone this Christmas....
It was brought
up that I should share my story of what happened to me at Area 51 during one of my 60 or so camping trips... The following ( a little long sorry)
story is what happened.
This story comes from literally one of the first times I camped there. When I first joined ATS, my first topic I would only posti nwas the Area 51
thread. I was obsessed with it. Being so close to it, I had to camp there. So I got my girlfirend (ex now, Im long since married) and we drove out
there. It's about 1 1/2 hours from Vegas driving about 80 the whole way. We camp at what is known as campfire hill which is pretty much the closest
spot you can camp next to the back gate border.
We were doing our usual drive on Groom Lake Road (GLR) . The Cammo Dudes must have been bored or curious due to us coming in at 3 in the morning
because they really began to mess with us. As we were driving up GLR, we could see them turning their headlights on and off.
After another 15 minutes, we were about 1/2 the way to the border. And the closer we got, the kookier these cammo dudes got. They would drive from up
on a hill and flash their lights, to actually drive up to GLR and stop and put on their brights, letting us know they were just yards ahead. Every
time they stopped I just kept going, and they would turn around back off go to another perch and flash us. This all came to a head at the border. We
finally arrived. They were perched up on the hill to the right of the road. I'm sure you all know where I mean. This time with no lights on. But
because of the full moon, I could see their car. So like an idiot, I pointed my explorer directly at them and flashed my brights. They didn't like
that. They vroomed the engine and flashed their lights (which were considerably brighter than ours) at us. Tabatha was like ''ok ben, enough, we'll
come back for pics during the day''. I gave in.
We drove back one mile down the road to our campsite. We decided not to set up camp that night, being very cold outside at 4am. So we nestled in our
car and saw the cammo dudes drive by us 4 times!!!!! That was night 1.
We awoke the next day and laughed expecting to wake up in a flying saucer or with cammo dudes pointing guns at us. We were a little disappointed to
just see cows.lol. We decided, since it was 1130 am, we should drive up to the Inn, have lunch, buy some tourist supplies, and check out the mailbox.
This is were things got a little creepy.
We have a great lunch, talk to the gang from the Inn. They really liked us I guess since we were from Vegas and didn't have such the touristy look. I
don't know if any of you have been to the Inn, but if you are planning on it, have an alien burger, you WILL NOT REGRET IT. The best burger I've
ever had. I literally had 5 of them. And I'm a relatively skinny guy... whew... At the end of lunch, a guy wearing cammo came in and was talking on
his cell saying he was leaving the base and checking some things out. We could hear him through the wall as he walked in. No one in the Inn seemed to
recognize him, which was weird because they tend to know a lot of the guys from the base. The waitress asked his name just as she did us. He kept
staring at us as we finished up. We bought some stuff, and got out of there a little quicker than we had normally do. We headed back to set up camp.
As we set up camp, we saw a cammo dude coming from the base in his tan Silverado. He drove all the way up to the top of GLR, which we thought was odd.
We went back to setting camp up and saw the silverado drive back towards us and on to camp. IN THE DRIVERS SEAT DOOR WAS THE SAME GUY AT LUNCH WHO WAS
STARING AT US. We were like, wow, what in the world did we do to deserve to be followed.
The rest of the day and night was calm and relaxing. The moon was still about full which made it tough to see all the stars, but compared to the Vegas
skyline, it was a delight!!! The cammo dudes watched us till about 9pm when they were occupied with some guys in a jeep wrangler driving all over the
place. These guys were definitely trying to F around with the cammo dudes. They were at the border for at least an hour at around 10pm. After driving
back from the border, they went on one of the roads that veered off and began to drive around at a fast pace. The cammo dudes were watching them
pretty closely, even going so close as to one point driving to the exit where the jeep veered off and blocked a way back on to GLR. The jeep came at
them, flashed there lights and waited for the Cammo Dudes to back off. They did and sped back to a safe lookout and the jeep tried to follow and keep
up. This went on for about 2 or 3 hours. Until finally the Jeep drove past the border.. then about 1 minute later, we heard 2 gunshots... We looked at
each other freaked, yet very entertained and intrigued.. Wondering what happened for about 45 minutes, we finally saw a Lincoln County sheriffs police
car come with a tow truck. Turns out they blew out two of the tires of this jeep.
WE thought that was fun. Until it happened..
We saw a bright orange light burst out from where the base was over the mountain.... It went above us... then shot to the eastern side of the mountain
ridges ( this site is literally in a valley). The orange light then stopped. Sat at what looked like a hands length from the top of the mountains (
imagine looking at a mountain ridge 30 miles away., put your hand right about the tip of the mountain, and at the top of your middle finger, that's
where the light was).
Suddenly this orange light turned into 8 lights. And all 8 lights started to disappear randomly from one another. And then reappear in different spots
in the night sky. We rechecked out alcohol to make sure we weren't just hammered. We weren't. We were seeing everything. The orange lights then
morphed back into one light. It would sit there... Then back into 8 again and do something similar.. This lasted for about 2 hours.. Then back into
one light, and shot back to the west to where it came from towards the base...
So thats my story.. a bit long, but hope it was worth it. If you ever eat the burger cause of this, believe me it was!