I am Joerg Arnu, owner and webmaster of the Dreamland Resort website (www.DreamlandResort.com), the largest Area 51 information website, est. 1999.
In November of 2022, my homes in Rachel and Las Vegas were raided by a joint force of the FBI and AF OSI. Without warning, my gate was knocked down, the doors were busted open and the homes were ransacked by over a dozen FBI and AF OSI agents at each location. My girlfriend and I, two unarmed, innocent, fully cooperating senior citizens were manhandled like hardened criminals. We are still traumatized by the events. Four computers, countless backup drives, several phones, expensive camera gear, a drone and many other items were seized. There was also significant damage to both homes.
I was never given a reason for the raid, nor have I been charged with a crime. In fact, I have not heard from the FBI since the day of the raid. I have done nothing illegal. The raid was an attack on my freedom of speech and my first amendment right. This was a brutal and violent attack on the Freedom of the Press! I will NOT be bullied by an out-of-control government!
My claim for damage caused by the goon squad was denied and I don't expect to get my seized property back. I am looking at $20,000 to replace my equipment, $5,500 in repairs and $7,000 and counting in legal fees. Faced with a loss of well over $30,000 I see no other option but to ask for your help to fight this blatant attack on free journalism. Help me stand up to the American Gestapo!
For more information on the raid please see my web sites: www.Area51FBIRaid.com and www.DreamlandResort.com