>It’s a mission likely to go unaccomplished, and yet 2 million people are gearing up to finally uncover the secrets of the USA’s biggest alien conspiracy theories once and for all.
The outrageous plan to ‘storm’ Area 51 – a remote, and highly classified US Military Airforce facility in Nevada – to finally ‘see them aliens’ has gone viral.
And the memes have been a thing of genius:
— 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔪𝔦𝔲𝔪 (@premium777x) July 15, 2019
The main objectives: liberate the ‘captured’ aliens, maybe bag yourself a new alien bae, hotwire a sweet UFO vehicle and integrate extra-terrestrial beings into modern day society.
Sure, the US government has a well-armed, highly trained military operation yet, with strength in numbers, the budding adventurers believe Area 51’s henchmen and bullets will struggle to stop them all. It’s a foolproof plan, of course.
me and the boys on our way to sneak in Area 51 to save the aliens pic.twitter.com/1gfWjC6xHR
— Michael Scott 📚 (@michaelgclump) July 14, 2019
The plan to ‘storm 51’ was first mapped out via a now widely shared Facebook event page. Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us has enticed an army of keyboard warriors all willing to help infiltrate the facility with unusual methods of action.
The… err…, ‘soldiers’ will be sectioned into three groups: rock throwers, Naruto runners (manga ninjas that run really fast) and ‘Kyles’ (a team of muscle buff teenagers with a penchant for kicking in drywall).
Although some fighters are planning to go rogue:
— RealJxved (@realjxved) July 14, 2019
The raid is set to kick off on September, 20, and ‘soldiers’ will meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and ‘coordinate entry’. It’s hardly a covert operation (we’re surprised the government hasn’t shut the page down by now) but it looks set to be an eventful day out all the same.
Unsurprisingly, the US government isn’t too worried about the potential Area 51 invasion.
Speaking to the Washington Post Friday, US Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said the Air Force ‘is aware of the event’ and warns they will be ready come September.
She said, rather ominously:
The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.
Crikey. Safe to say, I’m not placing my bets on the Naruto runners and rock throwers.
And yet, the Facebook group isn’t too afraid about a barrage of bullets.
Jackson Barnes, an unofficial master strategist, hopes they can storm the facility without the use of violence.
…we don’t want to hurt them, we just want to annoy them enough to not shoot…
Not everyone’s convinced, as one skeptic wrote:
Yes they can stop us all lmao it area 51 lmao you think they dont have the technology to stop us all???
As thousands of people continue to show their interest in the mission, we’ve begun making plans of what to do with our new sweet UFO and alien companions…
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L’Oréal Blackett is a freelance journalist, broadcaster, and presenter with a lot of hair and a lot to say. A former digital magazine editor covering women’s issues and local news, she now works for a range of media publications including BBC Radio Manchester, Bumble and of course, UNILAD.