A series of tweets from George Knapp of Las Vegas-based KLAS-TV revealed that FBI agents raided the home of the owner of a popular UFO and Area 51 website.
Knapp tweeted Thursday night that Joerg Arnu, owner of Dreamland Resort: Area 51 , was raided by the FBI at his home in Rachel, Nevada.
“FBI agents have gone after the operator of a popular website dedicated to all things Area 51 – its programs, traditions and legacy. More than a dozen officers issued an arrest warrant at the home of Joerg Arnu, owner of http://dreamlandresort.com , in Rachel, Nevada…”
FBI agents have taken on the operator of a popular website dedicated to Area 51 – its programs, traditions and legacy. More than a dozen officers have obtained an arrest warrant at the home of Joerg Arnu, owner of http://dreamlandresort.com…
Knapp said in a second tweet that all “computers, files, phones, photos” were “seized” while another team of FBI agents stormed his other home in Las Vegas. Officers “seized all digital devices and files, held his girlfriend at gunpoint.”
2) They seized all computers, files, phones, photos. At the same time, another team of a dozen or more officers broke into Arnu’s Las Vegas home, seized all digital devices and files, and held his girlfriend at gunpoint.
“The warrants were issued a week ago. Arnu said on his site that he did not know the reason for the raid or whether specific footage of the secret base posted online could have triggered such vigorous action by federal law enforcement,” Knapp continued.
On the Dreamland Resort: Area 51 website, the first sentence reads:
Monitoring Area 51 since 1999: Take a look inside Area 51, aka Dreamland, the world’s most famous secret airbase.
The mystery remains as to why a “no-knock” warrant was issued at Knapp’s home with armed FBI agents.
It should be noted that this police raid comes several weeks before the United States Air Force unveils its new B-21 Raider stealth bomber on December 2.
Here’s what people are saying in response to Knapp’s report:
Look, the FBI is going to find child pornography on his computer. It seems like it happens every time they want to get rid of a problem. Weird that it always happens to people they don’t like.
He must have filmed something classified.