Facebook Group Threatening To Storm Area 51 May Be “Met With Force” By The Air Force

Over one million people have signed up for a fake Facebook event, calling on users to meet at Area 51 in Nevada on September 20 with the plan to raid the secure Air Force training base and “see them, aliens.”

The page says, “If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them, aliens.” Naruto is a Japanese manga-inspired sprinting style with arms stretched backwards to increase speed. 

The event has gone viral, to the point where the group organizer had to make a pinned post informing the government that the plot was not real or intended to happen. “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,” the post read.

Despite the advisory, a US Air Force spokeswoman issued a statement warning members of the group not to show up at all. “[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.”

According to CNN, Area 51 was officially acknowledged as an Air Force base in 2013 but has been riddled with conspiracy theories between being an unidentified flying object and an alien holding site for decades.

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