Over a million people have signed up a joke event on Facebook to raid Area 51 in September. Area 51 is home to the US Air Force in Nevada and has long been a source of alien conspiracy theories.
The Facebook page jokes saying, “If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets.” (Naruto run is in reference to a Japanese manga-inspired running style with arms outstretched backwards and heads forward.)
A pinned post on it’s social media page reads, “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 may have started as a joke but it has gained traction. People across most social media networks have content filled with memes and jokes about the potential raid.
“[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,” spokeswoman of the US Air Force told the Washington Post about the potential raid.
Area 51 was officially acknowledged as an Air Force base in 2013, but has spurred conspiracy theories as an unidentified flying object and alien holding site for decades. In short, it’s thought that Area 51 holds all the government secrets about aliens.
The CIA has published documents confirming its use as a test base. The US government has spent USD$ 22 million researching UFOs. And just last month a group of US senators were briefed on UFO encounters the US Navy has had.
Source : Various