Dutch YouTubers Arrested for Trespassing and Trying to Break into Area 51

U.S. officials caught the YouTubers just 10 miles away from the top-secret facility.

YouTubers Ties Granzier, 20, and Govert Sweep, 21, from the Netherlands were arrested this Wednesday after allegedly trespassing at Nevada National Security Site.

The Nevada National Security Site, which is a government nuclear facility, is located just 10 miles away from Area 51.

As Area 51 is highly confidential and its purpose is unknown, it has led to many conspiracies about the facility.


A Facebook event called "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of US" has now brought two YouTubers from the Netherlands to the United States, according to the officials’ who examined their car, which was found parked close to the location of their arrest.

The event that had started out mainly as a joke, according to its organizers, has somehow drawn a great deal of attention online and was initially planned to be on September 20.

Dutch YouTubers Arrested for Trespassing and Trying to Break into Area 51
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Granzier and Govert were surely among the event's participants who wanted to break into Area 51. After speculations and rumors of the United States government’s hiding aliens in the intriguingly confidential facility, they wanted to “see the aliens” for themselves.

Granzier took the adventure to his Instagram account as well: "Always been a dream to be here, now to crazy recordings of crazy adventures."

The YouTubers left a laptop, a camera, and a drone in the car, leading the deputies to investigate the materials. After finding out the footage from inside of the facility, the officials took action to charge the duo.

Grazier and Sweep have reportedly told the officials that they can perfectly understand English but still did not pay any attention to “No Trespassing” signs all around the facility.

After being spotted in the facility in Nye County, Nevada, the YouTubers were, then, arrested by the police officials following the statement by the Nye County Sheriff's Office.

The US Department of Justice points to the fact that trespassing at a military base is a serious offense and can be punished with a 6-month sentence, a $500 fine, or both in some cases.


While the YouTubers were arrested and were in custody for the last two days, the duo got released yesterday, September 12, on a $500 bail. 

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