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Man sneaks up on Area 51 “Cammo Dudes,” they get mad (Video)

Area 51 is known for its high security and secrecy. Visitors to the roads leading into the base can spot white trucks on the hills watching your every move. Glenn Campbell, a former Area 51 researcher, decided to visit the base for old time’s sake, which ended up with him playing a little cat and mouse game with the Area 51 security guards, often referred to as “Cammo Dudes.” They are called Cammo Dudes, presumably becasue, well, they wear camouflage.

Campbell just posted a video (seen above) of his recent encounter yesterday, but he doesn’t say when exactly it took place.

Glenn Campbell recounting his encounter on YouTube. (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

Glenn Campbell recounting his encounter on YouTube. (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

In the video, Campbell explains: “It was just like old times. I was out doing some research along the border of Area 51, which I haven’t seriously done in decades now. I was just south of Rachel, Nevada, and just north of the Nellis Range line. Wholly within public land when these guys, these Cammo Dudes, in a white pickup truck started following me. Now they were very shy fellows. Whenever I pointed my camera toward them they would back-up into the bush, and the only time I got close to them was when they screamed by me to get to their border.”

The Area 51 warning signs can be seen in this still of Campbell's video as the Cammo Dudes went speeding by after a gameof hide and seek. (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

The Area 51 warning signs can be seen in this still of Campbell’s video as the Cammo Dudes went speeding by after a game of hide and seek. (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

This part of the video is comical. Shepherd Johnson, an occasional contributor to OpenMinds.tv, posted the video on the UFOUpdates Facebook group, commenting: “Reminds me of an old Looney Tunes cartoon.”

In the video, you can see the truck back up as Campbell films them, apparently attempting to hide behind a bush. The scene reminds me of a cat that hides its head with its back end out thinking it is now invisible. Needless to say, their attempt to hide was not very effective.

Can you spot the Area 51 Cammo Dudes hiding in this picture? (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

Can you spot the Area 51 Cammo Dudes hiding in this picture? (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

If you said behind the green bush in the middles of the screen, you were right! Good job! (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

If you said, “Behind the green bush in the middle of the screen,” you were right! Good job! (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

However, it gets even funnier. This is when Campbell decided to have a little more fun.

“They were watching me from a safe distance wherever I went, and I decided to play a little game on them,” explained Campbell. “I parked my car on one side of the road and walked up on the hills on that side. As they watched from the distance, I snuck around the back and came up behind them.”

In the video Campbell sneaks up on the truck filming and giggling the entire time. He almost gets right in front of the truck before he is noticed.

Campbell sneaking up on the Cammo Dudes. (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

Campbell sneaking up on the Cammo Dudes. (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

Campbell films Cammo Dudes in their truck. They are still not aware he is there. He gets nearly in front of the vehicle before being noticed. (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

Campbell films Cammo Dudes in their truck. They are still not aware he is there. He gets nearly in front of the vehicle before being noticed. (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

One of the Cammo Dudes jumped out of the truck and yelled: “Want me to take that camera from you?”

Campbell yelled back as he began running away: “You have no authority to take that camera!”

Cammo Dude gets out of the truck and yells at Campbell. (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

Cammo Dude gets out of the truck and yells at Campbell. (Credit: Glenn Campbell/YouTube)

Campbell says he kept running away at that point. He says the Cammo Dudes apparently went their way as he went his.

At the end of the video, Campbell ponders: “Now these fellas in the white pickup truck, these Cammo Dudes, they are not government employees. They work for a private contractor that works for the government. Still, I am wondering what the government’s policy is. Are we back to seizing film and cameras just like the 1990s. If we are, we are in for a grand old time.”

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6 comments

  1. avatar

    I’ve had my fair share of tangling with the Camo Dudes. Also, I took a wrong left turn up at Los Alamos Labs. I’m in Santa Fe tonight. 🙂

  2. avatar

    is it true that area 51 involve in alians activity ?

  3. avatar

    Yes, of course! The cammo dudes are actually aliens in disguise. It’s no wonder they are camera shy.

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    Civilians not subject to the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) may be subject to military authority in situations involving martial law or hostilities.

    Thus, commanders and MP have authority to apprehend civilians in many circumstances; they may also detain civilians for a reasonable period of time in order to effect their arrest by civilian law enforcement authorities. The local SJA (Military Judge) is consulted regarding the applicable rules. AR 600-40 provides general guidance regarding apprehension and restraint of persons not subject to military law.

    Commanders have the authority to eject trespassers on the installation and to enforce the ejection of any person previously barred from entry. This authority comes from 18 USC 1382, which provides that “whoever, within the jurisdiction of the United States, goes upon any military, naval, or Coast Guard reservation, post, fort, arsenal, yard, station, or installation, for any purpose prohibited by law or lawful regulation; or whoever reenters or is found within any such reservation, post, fort, arsenal, yard, station, or installation, after having been removed therefrom or ordered not to enter by the officer in command or charge thereof, shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than six months or both.”

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    This is such a crap. If Campbell was actually violating the perimeter there would have been more than these “cammo dudes” pointing a finger at him. And what reason would they have to hide their face? All footage and in person sightings of security vehicles/personnel near the border of the military reservation including the Nevada test and training range / area 51 included vehicles with various radio antennae and computer/satellite antennae visible on the vehicle. This guy isn’t gonna play peek a boo with personnel in an area where deadly force is authorized and the signage plainly states that fact. This wasn’t even a good acting job.

  6. avatar

    @ debunker, don’t know why you’re so upset, nowhere does it imply that he was over the border, if you have not been out there and played cat and mouse with these guards before then you don’t understand this. The whole point is wire are these guards all over public land chasing us around, it’s because they need to know where we are so they can do what they do on the other side when we’re not around.

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