And so it begins.

Dutch YouTuber Ties Granzier and his mate Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep (this name, my god) have been arrested for trespassing the Nevada National Security Site, near Area 51.

Nye County Sheriff Police responded to a call from Nevada National Security site on September 10. The pair were found parked about 5 kilometres into the site, claiming that they were vlogging about the storming.

Although they’re able to read and understand English, the pair chose to simply ignore the “do not enter” signs emblazoned along the site’s border, probably for the sake clout and views.

Earlier that day, Ties, who has nearly 750k YouTube subscribers, posted about his quest for alien infiltration. “Always been a dream to be here,” he said, according to Google Translator (cheers, Google). “Now on to crazy recordings of crazy adventures and… Area 51.”

Let’s hope this scenario sets a precedent for those who’d planned to follow suit.

If you need any insight into the severity of the case, the US Air Force said it’d 100% shoot anyone trying to storm Area 51. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t want to test that theory, because I don’t want to, you know, die.

Foreign nationals arrest for trespass at test site

Two foreign nationals were arrest for trespass at Nevada National Security Site

Posted by Nye County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, 11 September 2019

In related news, Alienstock, the festival created by the OG Storm Area 51 creator Matt Roberts, is in doubt after Roberts distanced himself from the event.

“We are not interested in, nor will we tolerate any involvement in a FYREFEST 2.0,” the organisers said in a statement released on their website. “We foresee a possible humanitarian disaster in the works, and we can’t participate in any capacity at this point.”

It’s still apparently going ahead under its other organiser, Connie West. This sounds… promising?

In case you missed it, counties in Nevada literally began declaring a state of emergency ahead of the supposed Area 51 storming.

Let’s keep this internet meme just that, shall we?

Image: Getty Images / David Becker / Stringer