People have begun arriving in the Nevada desert ahead of “Alienstock” and a number of “Storm Area 51"-related events scheduled to take place to this weekend, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

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According to the local publication, a number of campers have begun putting up tents and setting up camp near Rachel, a small town in Lincoln County that was recorded to have a population of 54 in the 2010 census. 

Footage captured by the newspaper shows people gathering in RVs and pickup trucks close to Route 375.

Alienstock, an extraterrestrial-themed musical festival, is reportedly scheduled to take place from Thursday to Sunday in Lincoln County, which is home to the famed Area 51 Air Force base. Another event called “Area 51 Basecamp” will reportedly take place in Hiko from Friday to Saturday. 

“We came out here camping, to ride the machines, because it sounded like a cool event,” one camper, 64-year-old Ken Faulhaver, told the paper. “We’re here to see the people and look at the pretty young girls I used to have when I was that age.” 

“I hope they play something of my era. We’re going to buy some merchandise and some beer. We’re here for the spectacle,” Faulhaver, who is from Las Vegas, also said, while adding, “I’m hoping they [aliens] show up. Come on, [aliens], and join the party.” 

The alien-themed weekend of events comes months after hundreds of thousands of UFO enthusiasts signed up to “storm Area 51” through a Facebook event in efforts to "see them aliens." 

The original event, intended as a joke, was titled "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" and scheduled to take place Friday. 

“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” the event description read then. “If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens.”

After the event went viral, the Air Force even warned those willing to try storming the base that the military “stands ready to protect America and its assets.”

The initial event was eventually canceled. However, local officials and event organizers made preparations for the weekend in case those still interested in Area 51, the site where many conspiracy theorists have long believed the U.S. government holds top secret information about extraterrestrial life, show.