It’s a source of mystery, controversy, legend, and myth. An enigma that has captivated the minds of conspiracy theorists for decades. And now over one million people have pledged to storm it en masse to uncover the secrets hidden within.
Indeed, the top-secret facility “Area 51” near Groom Lake, Nevada, is now the subject of a viral Facebook event where people from all over the world are vowing to join forces in a mass effort to overrun the base, hoping that the high volume of people will overwhelm the military into letting them past the outer fences so that they can finally “see them aliens.”
According to Fox News, the “Storm Area 51” event has generated over one million “Going” pledges to participate in the planned raid scheduled on September 20 at 3:00 A.M. Another 912,000 have listed themselves as “Interested.” Exactly how many of the people “Going” are actually serious and not just joking remains to be seen.
“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 page says.
Fox News noted that the phrase “naruto run” references the “Japanese comic character known for his speed.”
Exactly how many of the people “Going” are actually serious and not just joking remains to be seen. As of this writing, the page has generated over 40,000 posts, with many people offering up ideas on how to carry out this not-so-clandestine plan. Here’s just one rather jocular sampling:
Ok, guys, I feel like we need to formulate a game plan, I’ve put together this easy to follow diagram here for a proposed plan.
The basic idea is that the Kyles form the front line, if we feed them enough psilocybin and monster energy and say that anyone in camouflage is their stepdad, and the entire base is made of drywall then they will go berserk and become an impenetrable wall.
Then the Rock Throwers will throw pebbles at the inevitable resistance (we dont want to hurt them, we just want to annoy them enough to not shoot the kyles as often)
While this is all happening, the two naruto runner battallions will run full speed around the north and south flank, and shadow clone jutsu, effectively trippling our numbers, and overwhelm the base (red circle).
The pinned post from user Jackson Barnes goes on to clarify that he just meant his post to be funny and had no intention to actually “Storm Area 51.”
“Hello US government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan,” he said. “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.”
Hypothetically, if over a million people were to actually show up to the outer fences of Area 51 on September 20, an author and expert on the top-secret facility said the U.S. military would see to it that their plan was foiled.
“That base is so jealously guarded, both in terms of media and in terms of actual physicality. I don’t think the Air Force or any of the other military partners or intelligence community partners that are all working out there at Area 51 are gonna let anybody anywhere near the entrance to Area 51,” Annie Jacobsen told “Fox & Friends” on Monday.
Spokeswoman Laura McAndrews of the U.S. Air Force also told The Washington Post that the military “stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
“[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. … The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets,” McAndrews said.