- Over 1 million people have responded to a Facebook event to “storm” Area 51 in Nevada.
- The air force base has been associated with conspiracy theories, especially those pertaining to UFOs.
- In a statement provided to the Washington Post, a spokesperson for the Air Force said that it “stands ready.”
- The event is supposed to take place on September 20 with the end goal of getting the group to “see them aliens.”
- The event is likely a joke.
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To those who are about to run straight into Area 51 in Nevada come this September, the US Air Force would like you to think again.
In the “X-Files” event of the century, over 1 million people have responded to a Facebook event titled, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.”
What do they have in mind once they get into the highly confidential area? “Lets see them aliens,” the event description says.
But in a statement provided to the Washington Post, Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said the Air Force was aware of the event and warned against it.
“[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” she said. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
For what it’s worth, the event remains scheduled for September 20 – and it appears they know what they’re in for.
“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” the event’s description says.”If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets.”
A “Naruto run” refers to the popular anime, in which a person runs very fast with their torso forward, and arms back. Faster than their bullets, if you will.
The event even spawned its own meme cycle and, reader, it’s good.
— ????????Paco442???????? (@Paco_442) July 12, 2019
Me walking my alien out of Area 51 and telling him that he needs to try a Wendy’s 4 for 4 as soon as he can pic.twitter.com/ZlowjEPxnU
— ????asiel (@young_picassoo) July 12, 2019
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