An online campaign inviting alien enthusiasts to don their tinfoil hats and storm Area 51 will now be live-streamed across the internet.
The ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’ Facebook event is scheduled to take place on September 20 and has now attracted 1.3 million UFO conspiracy theorists.
A company called Area15, which operates a shopping mall in the area and runs live immersive experiences, is planning to livestream the assault on the ‘top-secret’ military base after its bosses’ curiosity was piqued.
The company wrote in a post shared on Facebook and Twitter: ‘Okay. Now we’re curious too about what’s going to happen on 9/20 at the storming of #AREA51.
A company called Area15, which operates a shopping mall and runs live immersive experiences, is planning to live streaming the assault on the ‘top-secret’ military base after its bosses’ curiosity was piqued
‘We’re going to live stream the “event” here at #AREA15 to watch what goes down. And, of course, costumes and tin foil hats are required.’
Fanatics took to social media to share their excitement at the event, with many posting memes and gifs of their hopeful alien interactions.
‘We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,’ the event description says.
‘If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets [sic] see them [sic] aliens.’
The phrase ‘Naruto run’ refers to anime character Naruto Uzumaki, who is known for a running style that has his body tilted forward and low to the ground while his arms are stretched out behind his back.
The Area 51 Alien Center is a truck stop on Interstate 95, about an hour’s drive from the Nevada Test and Training Range – which contains Area 51.
Despite the fun nature of the event, a spokesperson for the US military warned off would-be UFO raiders.
A spokesperson told the DailyMail.com: ‘[Area 51] is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces.
‘The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.’
The ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’ Facebook event is scheduled to take place on September 20 and has now attracted 1.3 million alien conspiracy theorists
The last known person who went hunting for aliens at Area 51 was shot dead by guards back in January.
‘Area 51’ is the codename for the highly-classified remote detachment of California’s Edwards Air Base, located 83 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
It was founded in 1955 as a test site for the Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane.
Since then, however, it has become the subject of numerous UFO sightings and has become inextricably linked in the public’s mind with captive aliens and government conspiracies.
Famous machines developed there include the U-2 spy plane, SR-71 Blackbird, and the F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter.
Many conspiracy theorists claim the base has been used to research an alleged crashed alien spacecraft at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.
Area 51 has become the subject of numerous UFO sightings and has become inextricably linked in the public’s mind with captive aliens and government conspiracies
More than a million people have RSVPd that they are ‘going’ to the event. One attendee posted a map explaining how the group would approach the highly-secure base
What takes place inside the heavy-duty fence at Area 51 has remained a mystery to anyone without high-level security clearance, save for a few photos taken illegally by curious conspiracy theorists.
In 2013 the US government admitted that the base is a secret intelligence hub when the CIA released an official history of the U-2 and OXCART projects, along with aerial photos of the site.
NTTR experienced a rare security breach in January when an unidentified male sped through a checkpoint at the entrance.
The base was erected in a remote part of the Nevada desert to avoid prying eyes
Guards and Nye County police chased him at high-speed for about eight miles before he came to a stop and exited his vehicle.
He began advancing toward officers with an ‘unknown cylindrical object’ in hand and did not heed verbal warnings to stop, so security officials were forced to open fire.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.