YouTuber TIES arrested for trespassing near Area 51 - Dexerto

YouTuber TIES arrested for trespassing near Area 51

Published: 12/Sep/2019 10:14 Updated: 12/Sep/2019 12:39

by Calum Patterson


Dutch YouTuber Ties Granzier and his friend were arrested on September 10, after being found trespassing at Area 51 after the viral ‘storm Area 51’ event was canceled.

Granzier, 20, and Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, 21, were both detained after they entered the private government property with camera equipment.


According to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, the two men were stopped around three miles into the Nevada National Security Site, which is around 10 miles from Area 51 proper, having ignored numerous ‘No Trespassing’ signs.

Nye County Sheriff's OfficeThe YouTubers had understood, but ignored, the ‘No Trespassing’ signs.

The facility is subject to conspiracy theories due to the secrecy of its operations, with some believing knowledge of extraterrestrials is kept there.


A Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” went viral earlier in 2019, but organizers later canceled it to avoid a “possible humanitarian disaster”.

Granzier and Sweep, the former boasting over 700,000 YouTube subscribers, clearly had other ideas though, and had come to the area for the event, Sherriff officials said. Ties even posted his intentions of visiting the site on Instagram.


In a statement, Nye County Sheriff’s Office explained that they had responded to “a report of foreign national trespassers.” 

“Deputies found a car parked near a gate approximately three miles into Nevada National Security Site property. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep and Ties Granzier, both of the Netherlands

“Both individuals told deputies that they speak, write and read English. They said that they saw the ‘no trespassing’ signs at the Mercury Highway entrance to the Nevada National Security Site but they wanted to look at the facility.”

Wikipedia CommonsArea 51 is strictly off-limits to the public.


The two YouTubers allowed officers to review the footage they had captured and inspected their vehicle, where they found more camera equipment, a laptop, and even a drone.

According to Sweep, also a YouTuber, the pair didn’t actually want to “storm” the site, and were planning to leave before the planned date of the event, September 20, but rather just wanted to see the area.


Unfortunately, because of how viral the Facebook event went, local authorities are still expecting a lot more people to make the trip to the mysterious site, Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee told BuzzFeed News.


Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.


However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.


“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.