If you’ve ever wanted to get inside Area 51 in Nevada to see if there really are extraterrestrials, you’re not alone.
A Facebook Event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” is inviting people to meet up and rush the supposed UFO hotspot.
As of Friday afternoon, more than 466,000 people had signed up. And as of writing this article it’s already nearly 550,000 people.
The event says:
“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. Lets see them aliens.”
On one post detailing a plan on how to overtake the military base, the event’s organizer probably got afraid of the sheer number of people who joined his group and of the scale of the attention and made sure to note that the group is a joke and in good fun.
“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. I’m not responsible if people decide to actually storm area 51.”
The event is scheduled from 3 a.m – 6 a.m. PT on Sept. 20.
If you are looking for an extraterrestrial sighting, you might just want to stick to Pennsylvania. In 2018, Pennsylvanians reported seeing a UFO 77 times in 2018.
But UFOs aren’t the only paranormal sightings in Pennsylvania. There have been more than 1,300 reported sightings of Bigfoot in the commonwealth. That’s third in the nation behind only Washington and California.
Still, his joke may have taken on a life of its own, as it seems that there are a lot of people excited about the idea, and many of them are promising to go anyway.
It is unclear how many people are seriously planning on showing up, and how many are just trolling, but there is no doubt that guards on duty at the facility will be working overtime on September 20th.
Area 51 has been rumored to be a facility where the US government keeps alien technology, but there has been a renewed interest in the military base after the release of the recent Netflix documentary film, Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers.