1.5 Million People Back ‘Storm Area 51’ Pledge on Facebook Despite US Military Warnings

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The mysterious territory in the Nevada desert has been a magnet to conspiracy theorists of all sorts for decades as many speculated that it might harbour proof of extraterrestrial life, classified by the US authorities. Although the CIA admitted that there is an air force base there several years ago, the speculation has not died down.

A Facebook event, titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” and scheduled for 20 September, has garnered hundreds of thousands of possible participants in less than a week despite warnings from US military officials. So far, 807,000 users have reported themselves “going” while 717K more posted they are interested.

How serious the self-proclaimed truth hunters’ intentions remain unclear. So far, the group dedicated to storming Area 51 has turned into a troll parade with users posting all kinds of alien-related memes and jokes.

The very description of the cause and at least, one of the hosts’ names, “S***posting cause im [sic] in shambles”, might raise suspicions that it was set for the purpose of pure fun.

“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets [sic] see them aliens,” the description of the event says.

Numerous posts imply that it might be a big joke and nobody will be showing up at the backdoors of the Edwards Air Force Base.

One of the community’s members even chose to note…

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