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September 17, 2019

Contact - Caryn Davidson Schlossberg
Director, Communications
Contact - Stephanie DePietro Sarcona
Manager, Communications

Instamentary Follows the UFO Bros on their Road Trip to Nevada

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Facts in this Press Release are Subject to Change Pending all the Conspiracies and Drama from the Event Organizers

NEW YORK (September 17, 2019) – Last month, the Internet went in full meltdown mode when it was announced that a big event was planned to infiltrate Area 51, the top-secret military installation long-rumored to hold alien secrets. Days later, it morphed into a big alien-themed festival Alienstock, hosted by the small town of Rachel, Nevada, on September 20-22, 2019 to celebrate and congregate around all things alien and alien conspiracy. And now, earlier this week, the festival organizers are at odds on what is really going to happen this weekend with two million Facebook fans pledged to invade this remote locale and many logistics still not yet announced. Then, the original organizer of the event announced a rival event to be held in Las Vegas. Confused yet?

Travel Channel has greenlit a new special instamentary (airing Sunday, September 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) to document alien enthusiasts The UFO Bros (Joe and Emmett Hayes) as they pack up their RV and road trip from Northern California to Nevada to explore all things Area 51. The real-life brothers will take a hard look at the history, mystery and of wonder of Area 51, meet all the colorful characters and various experts on UFOs, and immerse themselves in quirky alien experiences as they roll into the dusty destination two hours outside of Las Vegas. Will the event be more like iconic Woodstock or more like the doomed Fyre Festival?

Travel Channel has also announced that the network will produce on the ground, live digital coverage from the Rachel, Nevada, event on Facebook Live hosted by veteran of live paranormal experiences James McDaniel. The series of Facebook Lives ( will take fans right in to the center of the action as fans will be able to watch the event throughout the day on September 20.

Meanwhile, along the UFO Bros road trip, they meet up with experts who have been studying the classified base or have experiences there, including:

Jeremy Corbell, noted filmmaker who talks about reverse-engineered alien technology

Greg Eghigian, a Penn State professor who teaches aliens in pop culture

Earl Anderson, investigator from Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), who shares some mysterious aviation videos

Shawn Kevin Jason, an eye witness to the infamous “black triangle” story

Rick Doty, a former government employee who claims the US has alien technology from a UFO and has himself seen an otherworldly lifeform on the Area 51 property

“The event surrounding ‘Storming Area 51’ is one of the most talked-about experiences this year and, of course, Travel Channel will be there for our unique perspective on the that moment and its fascinating history through the lens of our alien experts, The UFO Bros,” noted Matthew Butler, general manager, Travel Channel. “We can’t wait to share their enthusiasm for all things alien as they bring our audience along for this once-in-a-lifetime road trip to the ultimate alien community celebration.”

Check out “Storming Area 51” on for show extras, behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive videos. Follow @TravelChannel on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation using #StormingArea51. Follow the UFO Bros team on Twitter: @realufobros.

“Storming Area 51” is produced for Travel Channel by Anomaly Entertainment. For Anomaly Entertainment, Matt Kelly and Mike Sorensen are executive producers. Chris Pizzi, Bennett Webber and John Gunn also serve as executive producers. For Travel Channel, Angela Freedman and Vaibhav Bhatt are executive producers, Julie Meisner Eagle is vice president of production and development, Matthew Butler is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.


Brothers Emmett and Joe Hayes, 36 and 37 respectively, are a UFO investigative duo who have been documenting strange sightings for over a decade. Ever since they watched Alien Autopsy together as kids, they have been obsessed with uncovering the truth to the biggest question in the history of mankind: Are We Alone? In their insatiable quest to discover the truth behind the very real possibility that earth is being visited by intelligent extraterrestrial beings, they have traveled the world from their home town of Sacramento, California, interviewing UFO eye-witnesses and investigating alien hotspots including Area 51, the supposed UFO crash debris field of Roswell, New Mexico and more recent UFO crashes like the one that occurred in 2008 near Needles, California. To share their experiences they started the podcast, UFO Bros: Probecast, which has soared to more than nearly 100,000 listeners, thousands of fans and followers, and has inspired the UFO community with their fun but serious take on the UFO topic. As seasoned investigators and media personalities, Emmett and Joe are asked to regularly educate the public and give lectures on the history of UFO sightings at events and conferences.


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