For ages, the Nevada-based Area 51 has always been associated with sci-fi films and secret government conspiracies. From stories of aliens and mutants to mad scientists and crazy experiments, Area 51 served as the perfect foil to explain the unexplainable.
While many generations have just let things be, this social media obsessed one is trying something new. People actually started a Facebook event to go raid Area 51, which is a United States military airbase in Nevada mind you, to ‘see them aliens‘!
So far some 285,000 people have signed up to attend the raid. While another 310,000 are interested in attending.
This plan to raid Area 51 has been scheduled for Friday September, 20, 2019.
Given the reinforcements around the high-security, base people might get shot at. According to the discussions on the Facebook page, the assembly of UFO stans will do a ‘Naruto run toward Area 51‘.
The ‘Naruto run‘ refers to manga character Naruto Uzumaki’s run with his arms stretched behind him. This allows him to “move faster than bullets”.
Simply put, they are gonna barge right in.
The Lore Behind Area 51
Area 51 is a very secretive US military base thats nestled between mountain ranges, north of Las Vegas, Nevada.
It was only in 2013 that the American government admitted to the existence of Area 51 in a declassified CIA history file.
Not only is the facility highly secure, access to the facility is highly restricted for miles.
People have speculated for ages that Area 51 is where alien remnants and artifacts are housed. The base is a beacon for UFO buffs and alien sleuths.
While the US government has never acknowledged interstellar spaceships or little green men surrounding Area 51 operations, the idea that alien cover-ups happen there has been going around for ages.
What the Rest of the Internet Thinks
While these alien sleuths and UFO buffs are intent on raiding Area 51, a lot of people think its’ a joke.
In case whoever started this event page did so as a joke, he/she might as well be marked by these alien fanatics.
Some people decided to have fun regarding the whole thing on social media:
When your mum walks in your room after you've just saved an alien from Area 51 pic.twitter.com/oRFYq37aAF
— Jack mull (@J4CKMULL) July 12, 2019
if the area 51 raid doesn’t happen like this then it shouldn’t happen at all pic.twitter.com/Ww4KZcBVJv
— amera (@ameralila) July 12, 2019
300k millennials: *raid area 51*
Funeral homes: pic.twitter.com/XPvM5A6Cvi
— lol (@erikLLMM) July 12, 2019
Area 51 years after the attempted raid pic.twitter.com/rsxoAXwFhj
— IG : i_amwith_stupid (@i_amwith_stupid) July 11, 2019
Then there were people who are worried about the real issues.
Instead of storming Area 51 let’s raid all the immigration camps and set all the kids free
— not you (@sleazymcneazy) July 9, 2019
“Dear government, I will not be participating in the Area 51 raid so you can stop watching me. Thank you.”pic.twitter.com/CjLAH2Mipf
— q (@_dearwallflower) July 12, 2019
The one guy who actually shows up for the Area 51 raid: pic.twitter.com/TKfFbkHPXJ
— Nick paley (@nickpaley15) July 12, 2019
Suppose this raid does happen. What will the government say to cover it up? Will they bring in the FBI (X-Files Theme and all)?
everybody: we’re gonna raid area 51 (pt. 3)
the government: pic.twitter.com/X0G4znQ8sk
— q (@_dearwallflower) July 12, 2019
— v (@jichunation) July 12, 2019
The alien buff community is going strong though:
yall who tryna go with me to raid area 51 😳👀 pic.twitter.com/R6AMQn5hWQ
— maria (@hobiseoul) July 8, 2019
When we raid Area 51 and realize the aliens were being contained for a reason pic.twitter.com/YtFo0tRapa
— what did the hand say to the meat (@therainman222) July 12, 2019
The government reading all these Area 51 raid tweets knowing they’re about to send out the MIB to have us forget pic.twitter.com/2NLc0Ihxc0
— 𝔍 𝐀𝐕 𝐈 𝐄 𝐑 (@javrxjas) July 12, 2019
The front gates of Area 51 during the raid: pic.twitter.com/isksLgeobr
— Angelo🚫 (@IamAngelo1207) July 12, 2019
People are already thinking about ways to co-exist with aliens:
— Grant Crews (@GerntCerws) July 12, 2019
how instagrams gonna be looking after the successful area 51 raid pic.twitter.com/fnrnE9qeP7
— gage (@itsgagehoe) July 12, 2019
Coming out of the Area 51 raid with my homies pic.twitter.com/HYyRfv3rT3
— Abneet (@araina216) July 12, 2019
— faith . (@AUnderoos) July 12, 2019
If you think this was a joke, apparently people really are starting to show up. At least the government has ample time to beef up security. (over stage another cover-up).
Like they say in the X-Files, the truth is out there!