Authorities in Nevada arrested a pair of YouTubers from the Netherlands for trespassing at a National Security Site that is just ten miles from Area 51. Deputies with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office found Ties Granzier, 20, and Govert Sweep, 21, sitting in their car about three miles into the site.
They told the officers they saw the no trespassing signs and ignored them, so they get a closer look inside. The two men had a laptop, a drone, and a camera, which contained video footage shot inside the site.
Granzier and Sweep were taken into custody and charged with trespassing. They face a fine of up to $500 and a maximum of six months in jail.
The two men said they flew to the United States to attend a viral Facebook event calling for people to storm Area 51 to find the aliens that some conspiracy theorists believe are being held at the secret military base.
Despite the jovial nature of the Facebook event, the US Air Force issued a warning to those travelling to the Nevada Test and Training Range on September 20.
“The US Air Force is aware of the Facebook post,” Air Force spokesman Maj. Ethan Stroker told Insider. “Any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous.”