U.S. Military Says They're Ready To Stop 1 Million People From Storming Area 51

Although the Facebook event was created as a joke, the U.S. Air Force has issued warnings to discourage participation.

Lincoln County, NV – The U.S. military has advised the more than one million Facebook users that have signed up to “Storm Area 51” that actually trying to raid the restricted military base would be a very bad idea.

The event planned for 3 a.m. on Sept. 20 was created as a joke on Facebook title "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us," but now the military is monitoring the situation after more than a million people signed up to help breach the military installation long rumored to be where the U.S. military has stored crashed UFOs.

"The U.S. Air Force is aware of the Facebook event encouraging people to 'Storm Area 51,' " an Air Force spokesperson told NPR.

"The Nevada Test and Training Range provides flexible, realistic and multidimensional battlespace to test and develop tactics as well as conduct advanced training in support of U.S. national interests," the official said, referring to Area 51 by its official name. "Any attempt to illegally access the area is highly discouraged."

The Facebook page said that attendees would meet at a nearby “tourist attraction” to coordinate, FOX News reported.

“If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets,” the event’s page said, referencing a super-speedy Japanese anime character. “Lets see them aliens.”

The page was created by a 20-year-old man from California who set it all up as a joke.

"I just thought it would be a funny idea for the meme page," he told NPR through Facebook Messenger. "And it just took off like wildfire. It's entirely satirical though, and most people seem to understand that."

The page’s creator told NPR that he’ll "more than likely be there, but not for the intended purpose."

He said he’s been talking to some of the others who signed up about organizing an educational event that does not include "sprinting through the desert at 3am."

Although the event might have been created as a joke, a whole lot of people are taking it seriously and making plans to be there for Sept. 20.

The co-owner of a hotel called the Little A’Le’Inn – pronounced “little alien” – located 26 miles from the runway in Area 51 said she’s already booked solid for the big shindig.

"Yes, it sounds like a joke, but there apparently are some people who want to check out the joke," Connie West told NPR.

West's accommodations are the closest place to stay to Area 51.

She said she’s booked all 10 rooms in her inn, and has already booked more than 60 guests who want to pitch tents on her 30 acres of land, NPR reported.

West said that almost everybody who has called has asked specifically about the raid on Area 51.

"Apparently, people are taking it seriously," she told NPR. "I think they're stupid if they think they're going to get to the test site, but I'm gonna capitalize on it."

West has a gift shop that sells keychains, t-shirts, mugs, and other touristy items “all featuring aliens and/or Area 51” and she is planning to make the most of the bizarre gathering.

The spoof event has generated tons of hilarious memes all over social media, but the U.S. Air Force isn’t laughing about it.

"[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," U.S. Air Force Spokeswoman Laura McAndrews told The Washington Post, according to KMOV. "The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets."

There may be another group in attendance on the night of the raid on Area 51, although they don't plan to storm the military facility looking for aliens.

"We will meet up at the Area 51 tourist attraction and coordinate were [sic] we will go to watch these morons get plowed down," read the Facebook event titled "Area 51 Spectators, They’re going to stop ALL of you."

"Make sure you bring recording devices and binoculars. MAKE SURE YOU DON’T GET MIXED IN WITH THE WALKING DEAD DOING THE NARUTO RUN!" the event page advised.

Comments (29)
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Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Of all the crap that FB censors, this is allowed to grow and fester.

Woobie46
Woobie46

Yep, I found this hysterical! What asshats! FAKE NEWS!

kjressler
kjressler

Stupid is as stupid does. OR Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

RamblinRose
RamblinRose

If any of these clowns try it, the Military will stop it really quick. Wonder if any of them have the intelligence to realize that it is 26 miles across desert to the buildings. What are they going to do, walk?

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

stand back and watch and have a good laugh if/when it happens.

new2lv2
new2lv2

I live in Las Vegas N.V. I'm dying to go and watch the 50. cals turn these nerds into people jelly.

Katarina
Katarina

We stopped at that tourist site during our travels because we were close by. Meh! Wouldn't recommend for or against it. If it peaks your interest, go. If not, you didn't miss much. Sure wouldn't trek miles across the desert at 3am to try to gain entry to site 51 (in broad daylight by then). Then there is the return trip in broad day light through the desert. Don't forget to pack along food and plenty of water. If it doesn't weigh you down, you probably didn't bring enough to get there and back.

ckmoore
ckmoore

For arguments sakes, if 100 million people showed up, 0 would make it. And I bet not a single bullet would need to be fired. In recent decades, the boundary of the the installation has been increased greatly. No more outlooks from hills that can see any building at all from outside the zone. And its desert, many miles of it. There are also biological deterrent technologies being employed. Area 51 is quite safe.

diamond7950
diamond7950

when they get shot ,it will be trump fault

diamond7950
diamond7950

where do all these idiots morons come from,

sonnyboy1
sonnyboy1

I wish our military would stop non-citizens from storming our southern borders.

Satchmo1960
Satchmo1960

Most everything from Area 51 was moved to Wright Patt in Dayton....

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

This geographic location has already been reporting unusual and severe shortages of aluminum foil.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

That would be a good thing to see all of those idiots get taken out. One pass from an A-10, and let them see the first 100 people drop. Then we’ll see how fast they can “Naruto run” back to their cars. Dumb asses.

qazwiz
qazwiz

oh wow, Will Agents J & K be there to conduct tours?

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

NELLIS AFB has all the ammo they need

CBHorr
CBHorr

FB didn't sensor this! It's not a problem that antifa-like idiots are planning to launch assault on a Military Training Base!! So if anyone is injured, will FB pay medical bills?? If you are the mouthpiece for infidels, you will pay for it.

DeiselDemon92
DeiselDemon92

Stay in your mom's basement it's safer there