Jeremiah Hasvold filmed the incident during a trip to the Area 51 in the Nevada desert after hearing rumours alien spacecraft were being tested there.
This dramatic footage of a terrified family held at gunpoint for entering Area 51 have fuelled fresh rumours the US government could be hiding alien life.
The video shows armed guards swooping on the car seconds after they drive into the secretive declassified military zone in the Nevada desert.
Dramatic scenes unfold as the two guards descend on the truck ordering the family-of-four to exit the vehicle with their hands on their heads.
The driver is asked to walk backwards towards the guards.
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Two guards stop the family of tourists from driving any further down the dirt road
It is not clear whether the tourists were arrested over the incident.
Jeremiah Hasvold filmed the dramatic scenes during a trip to the Nevada desert with his son in July 2015.
The pair intended to visit the Extraterrestrial Highway, a stretch of road near Area 51, after hearing rumours alien spacecraft were being tested there.
With their hands on their heads, the family of four exit the vehicle
In the video, Mr Hasvold and his son approach the gate to Area 51, tailing a group of foreign tourists they had met during their trip.
But while the Hasvolds stop short of the warning sign deterring curious tourists from entering the restricted area, the family in front speed through.
The video , ‘Area 51- SHOCKING FOOTAGE. Family arrested at gunpoint for driving through the main gate’, has been viewed more than 50,000 times on YouTube.
It comes after the US government finally admitted the military base had been used for top secret aircraft development.
In 2013, the CIA confirmed in publicly released declassified documents that Area 51 does indeed exist.
However, questions still remain as to whether the US could be harbouring UFOs.
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Conspiracy theorists have gone to great pains over the years to uncover the mysteries of the Air Force base.
Last year, an airline passenger claimed to have captured images of a UFO giving off ‘bright lights and orbs’ near the military base.
The witness claimed the plane was flying near Luning and Gabbs on October 30 when he noticed ‘blinding bright light’ in the desert below.
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This post was written by Nadia Vella