Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve heard the social media buzz about the big plan to infiltrate Area 51, the top-secret military installation long-rumored to hold alien secrets. Within days it morphed into an alien-themed festival called Alienstock.
Alienstock, hosted by the small town of Rachel, Nevada is set to go down from September 20th through the 22nd and celebrate all things alien and the conspiracies that revolve around them. Over two million people have pledged to go on Facebook alone.
Travel Channel has greenlit a new special (airing Sunday, September 29 at 10 PM ET/PT) to document alien enthusiasts The UFO Bros (Joe and Emmett Hayes) as they pack up their RV and road trip from Northern California to Nevada to explore all things Area 51. The real-life brothers will take a hard look at the history, mystery, and wonder of Area 51, meet all the colorful characters and various experts on UFOs and immerse themselves in quirky alien experiences as they roll into the dusty destination two hours outside of Las Vegas.
Travel Channel has also announced that the network will produce on the ground, live digital coverage from the Rachel, Nevada event on Facebook Live hosted by veteran of live paranormal experiences James McDaniel. The series of Facebook Lives (facebook.com/travelchannel) will take fans right into the center of the action as fans will be able to watch the event throughout the day on September 20th.
Meanwhile, along the UFO Bros road trip, they meet up with experts who have been studying the classified base or have experiences there, including:
- Jeremy Corbell, noted filmmaker who talks about reverse-engineered alien technology
- Greg Eghigian, a Penn State professor who teaches aliens in pop culture
- Earl Anderson, an investigator from Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), who shares some mysterious aviation videos
- Shawn Johnson, an eye witness to the infamous “black triangle” story, and*??
- Rick Doty, a former government employee who claims the US has alien technology from a UFO and has himself seen an otherworldly lifeform on the Area 51 property
The event surrounding Storming Area 51 is one of the most talked-about experiences this year and, of course, Travel Channel will be there for our unique perspective on the that moment and its fascinating history through the lens of our alien experts, The UFO Bros,” noted Matt Butler, general manager of the Travel Channel. “We can’t wait to share their enthusiasm for all things alien as they bring our audience along for this once-in-a-lifetime road trip to the ultimate alien community celebration.”
Check out STORMING AREA 51 on TravelChannel.com for show extras, behind-the-scenes photos, and exclusive videos. Follow @TravelChannel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and join the conversation using#StormingArea51. Follow the UFO Bros team on Twitter: @realufobros.
“Brothers Emmett and Joe Hayes, 36 and 37 respectively, are a UFO investigative duo who have been documenting strange sightings for over a decade. Ever since they watched Alien Autopsy together as kids, they have been obsessed with uncovering the truth to the biggest question in the history of mankind: Are We Alone?
In their insatiable quest to discover the truth behind the very real possibility that earth is being visited by intelligent extraterrestrial beings, they have traveled the world from their home town of Sacramento, California, interviewing UFO eye-witnesses and investigating alien hotspots including Area 51, the supposed UFO crash debris field of Roswell, New Mexico, and more recent UFO crashes like the one that occurred in 2008 near Needles, California.
To share their experiences they started the podcast, UFO Bros: Probecast, which has soared to more than nearly 100,000 listeners, thousands of fans and followers, and has inspired the UFO community with their fun but serious take on the UFO topic. As seasoned investigators and media personalities, Emmett and Joe are asked to regularly educate the public and give lectures on the history of UFO sightings at events and conferences.
“STORMING AREA 51” is produced for Travel Channel by Anomaly Entertainment. For Anomaly Entertainment, Matt Kelly and Mike Sorensen are executive producers. Chris Pizzi, Bennett Webber, and John Gunn also serve as executive producers. For Travel Channel, Angela Freedman and Vaibhav Bhatt are executive producers, Julie Meisner Eagle is vice president of production and development, Matthew Butler is the general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.
Tune in for Travel Channel’s out of this world special and live digital coverage of “STORMING AREA 51” and ALIENSTOCK on Sunday, September 29th at 10 pm ET/PT.