Scientists have scoured the known universe for signs of extraterrestrial life, for more than a century, which has been an endeavor that has thus far proved fruitless – well that is what we believe, unless you are one of those that believe the US government is hiding aliens at a remote base in Nevada.
However, the amount of people that are being persuaded of this theory is constantly growing.
Over 1.3 million people had signed up for a Facebook event on Tuesday, called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us” scheduled for the early hours of September 20, and a million more had marked themselves as “interested.”
Area 51 is a highly classified US Air Force base which is located in the Nevada desert, the very existence of which was not publicly acknowledged by the CIA until 2013, when the agency declassified documents relating to the U-2 spy plane.
The extreme secrecy which surrounded the facility has made it the catalyst for alien conspiracy theories and it has long featured in pop culture, including the “The X Files” TV show and the movie “Independence Day.”
The Facebook event’s creators explained: “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry.
The post goes on to say, “if we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.” For those who don’t know or for those uninitiated in Japanese anime, “Naruto,” is a popular character known for leaning forward as he sprints with his arms outstretched behind him.
This event has already spawned countless memes, many centering around how best to distract the guards so others can sneak in (try searching for “Area 51” on Twitter). Others speculate that the FBI maybe tracking those who plan to attend the event.
One of the event’s “organizers” took the precaution of issuing a disclaimer lest he attract the wrong kind of attention, by placing a pinned post on the Facebook page.
It stated, “P.S. Hello US government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan, I just thought it would be funny and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet.” This was written by Jackson Barnes.
According to reports, the Air Force was apparently not amused, stating that the area 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.
“The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”