RACHEL, Nev. – On the day after the official "storm" of Area 51, an event in the Nevada desert was canceled on Saturday due to low attendance, while the discoverers of the second festival continued to party with fellow extraterrestrial "believers."
Area 51 Basecamp Keith Wright says the move is clear after Friday's concert featuring Grammy-nominated electronic dance music DJ and recording artist Paul Oakenfold attracts far fewer participants than the promoters expected.
"We weren't sure how many people were coming. The numbers we kept hearing were twenty to fifty thousand," Wright told Fox News on Saturday. "The real numbers seem to be about 2500 who entered the area, split into two events."
Wright added the decision to cancel the second day of music, speakers and movies, based on the fact that he did not know how many people would still head to the area after the storm.
"On the one hand, I feel we did what we set out to do, which was a safe, clean, effective event that was enjoyable for the people who showed up," Wright told Fox News. "What happens, after all, is that we didn't run out of the traffic we needed and wanted."
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In Rachel, the site of Alienstock, about 3,000 festivals and camps continued to grind around the area Saturday afternoon, engaging in activities such as ax throwing and alien casting.
Zoe Vidgoff told Fox News that she "came to a party with our extended love-loving community" and had an intense extraterrestrial meditation experience earlier in the day.
"I had the experience when I went to the solar system that the sun was blue and the planet was farther from the sun than our Earth because I think the sun was much hotter," Vidgoff said.
"I had an experience when I went to the solar system that the sun was blue and the planet was farther from the sun than our Earth because I think the sun was much hotter."
The right environment, such as "special music" with body relaxation, can help direct a person to this area, according to Vidhoff, who added that another factor also helped.
"I smoked two joints today," she said. "So I would say that I had some factor that allowed the mind to be open to experiencing specific images."
"I smoked two joints today. So I would say that I have some factor that allows the mind to be open to experiencing concrete images."
Sarah Giampia of Las Vegas, the first Alienstock was a success in her eyes because she just didn't have a schedule at all.
"It's harsh, it's in its original state now," she told Fox News. "Everyone doesn't know what to expect, which is great."
"It's harsh, it's in its original state right now. Everyone doesn't know what to expect, which is great."
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reported on Saturday at Seven people were arrested at the events in Hico and Rachel. Authorities said three people were arrested for breaking into the night between late Friday and early Saturday. All three were booked and released with quotes.
A man was arrested for misconduct late Friday night at the Hiko Alien Research Center, the sheriff's office said.
The sheriff's department said two people were arrested overnight between Thursday and early Friday, the day of the "storm". A Canadian national was arrested in Hiko for indecent exposure but later released. A second alcohol-related arrest was made and the suspect was transferred to a reservation facility in Pioche.
In addition to the arrests, there are three animal or wildlife accidents. One of them was held Friday night on State Road 375 at marker 30, featuring a car and a cow.
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By Saturday afternoon, Emergency Services Chief Eric Holt said law enforcement and medics were shrinking but staff were not complacent.
He said that resources collected from all over the country to cope with up to 30,000 people may not be needed for the estimated 3,000 camps and festivals at Alienstock in Rachel.
"The best case scenario is almost what happened," Holt tells the Associated Press.
The Associated Press participated in this report.