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US Military ‘Busts’ Wayward Area 51 Tourbus

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Area 51 has become a legend in UFO lore as well as US military history.

A site developed for secluded military aircraft testing, rumors of aliens and UFOs have made this a hot spot for believers and curiosity seekers since the base was formally revealed to the public in 1989.

Armed ‘Camo Dudes’ watch the approach from above the dusty road that leads to the base, civilians are not allowed past a certain point on the roadway and deadly force is authorized if you disobey the posted signs and try to venture closer to Area 51.

The infamy and the rumors made this a good destination for Adventure Photo Tours, which takes small groups out to the roadway, stopping before they cross onto the forbidden section of the road.

In late may of this year, tour bus driver Denis Ryan made a mistake and went past the posted signs and wound up in a bit of hot water.

On May, 28th of this year, Denis Ryan and a small group of tourists were heading towards the base when one of the tourists asked Ryan a question and Ryan drove right past the warning signs and into the forbidden area.

Soon the van was being followed by a security vehicle with another approaching from the opposite direction to cut off the van from driving any further down the road.

Denis Ryan

Denis Ryan

Ryan and each of the tour bus’ passengers were removed from the vehicle by armed security forces and were searched and interrogated.

The Lincoln County Sheriff was also called, charging Ryan and each passenger with a charge of trespassing, a charge that carries a six-hundred and fifty dollar fine.

The Lincoln County DA tried to state in court that the tour bus deliberately drove past the warning signs and into the forbidden part of the road on purpose to capture photos of the base.

The defense attorney was able to counter that claim by showing the video recorded during the event, proving that Ryan did not seem to purposely trespass onto the base grounds.

Although all the trespassing charges were then dropped, Ryan himself cannot go near Area 51 for a minimum of two years and the video taken by the tour bus’ front facing camera cannot be shown to the general public.

The video of the even can be seen in the video below:

-Thomas Spychalski

(Via Altered Dimensions)

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5 responses

  1. Yes I can personally attest to the fact that “It ain’t okay” to trespass upon a federal base property. My suggestion to the anal-retentive base guards: Put up a frickin’ fence already!” Sheesh!

    July 22, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    • No fences does seem odd…although, I am sure there are fences further in, I think this is the ‘border’ from where you can get good pics and video from.

      That is why they banned the vid from the tour buses front facing cam…imo. :)

      July 22, 2014 at 7:23 PM

      • Yes…and let’s not forget…the “border” good tickets are issued.

        July 22, 2014 at 8:06 PM

      • True enough… :)

        July 22, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      • Did you get the email I sent you this past week?

        July 23, 2014 at 8:37 AM

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