Who hasn’t heard stories of Area 51, officially Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) in Nevada?! Tons of Hollywood movies, with the classic Independence Day among them, have long portrayed this pseudo-secretive military facility as a place where they hold and conduct test on aliens. Whether this is fact or fiction, public interest in the facility continues to grow; in fact, it has grown so much that a Facebook event has been created to storm it.
The post, titled Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us, reads, “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.”
The event, which is scheduled for the early hours of September 20th, has already received 1.4 million RSVPs, and it is being estimated that another 1.1 million people are interested in it. Further, the post also contains a diagrammatic representation of how and from where people can breach security and enter the air base.
Though a user, Jackson Barnes has clarified that this is a joke, by posting, “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.”, the air force is not amused.
A USAF spokesperson told New York Times that “…any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous.” It is well known that signboards at the facility warn of “deadly force” use against miscreants. It was also reported that an alien-themed hotel, Little A’Le’Inn, near the air base is completely booked for September 20th.