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12:20  16 july  2019
12:20  16 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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What would happen if a crowd of people stormed the gates of Area 51 looking for aliens, and all of them ran really fast with their arms outstretched behind them? We probably won’t find out. But the idea has captured the interest of more than a million people on social media.

It is a fantastical idea conceived of as a joke on social media, but its popularity has spread fast. On Monday, the number of people who signed up for the tongue-in-cheek "The U. S . Air Force is aware of the Facebook event encouraging people to ' Storm Area 51 ,' " an Air Force spokesperson told NPR.

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What would happen if a crowd of people stormed the gates of Area 51 looking for aliens, and all of them ran really fast with their arms outstretched behind them?

We probably won’t find out. But the idea has captured the interest of more than a million people on social media.

The joke has caught the attention of the Air Force, too. A spokeswoman warned that acting on the plan would be dangerous.

Half a million people signed up to storm Area 51. What happens if they actually show?

Half a million people signed up to storm Area 51. What happens if they actually show? "Let's see them aliens," the event's description reads.

20. The Air Force warned that would be dangerous. Storm Area 5. Microsoft is putting a compatibility hold on its Windows 10 May 2019 update for some of its Surface Book 2 laptops due to an issue where the discrete Nvidia GPU can vanish from the device manager on the OS, which in turn

Y’all tryna storm Area 51 like they haven’t harvested alien technology y’all boutta run in that bitch and be zapped to dust. 16. Area 51 here we come @Kat_PennyLane. my alien that I snuck out of Area 51 at 3am telling me they accidentally ate my cat.

Storm Area 51? It’s a Joke, but the Air Force Is Concerned © Siqui Sanchez/Getty Images “They’re coming,” said Connie West, a co-owner of the Little A’Le’Inn in Rachel, Nev. “People are coming.” On June 27, a Facebook account whose name includes a vulgarity shared an event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” It is scheduled for 3 a.m. on Sept. 20 in Amargosa Valley, Nev.

That’s not far from Area 51, a secretive military site at the Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada.

The Air Force spokeswoman said the military was aware of the Facebook activity and warned that “any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous.”

Storm Area 51? It’s a Joke, but the Air Force Is Concerned © Getty An Alien sculpture lines the side of the road in the town of Baker, California, which claims the world's largest thermometer at 134 feet, and it also known as the 'Gateway to Area 51' The existence of Area 51 was formally acknowledged by the federal government in 2013, when the C.I.A. released a classified report on spy planes that were tested there beginning in the 1950s.

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Despite all of the jokes you hear about it , Area 51 is actually a real base and that ’ s its name. A lot of people go missing in that desert. Sure, some probably get lost or die of exposure, but the entire fence around the Groom Lake facility is covered in huge signs saying that they will shoot you if you trespass.

Area 51 is a US Air Force base; an Air Force spokesperson told INSIDER, "any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training The US Air Force is issuing a warning after Facebook jokesters encouraged people to band together to storm Nevada' s secretive Area 51 in search of aliens.

But U.F.O. enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists have long suspected that the base was devoted to the study — or even the captivity — of extraterrestrial life forms.

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Storm Area 51? It’s a Joke, but the Air Force Is Concerned

“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” the Facebook event page said. “If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.”

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'His family are extremely concerned for his safety' - appeal for information about missing man 'His family are extremely concerned for his safety' - appeal for information about missing man

Area 51 was officially acknowledged as an Air Force base in 2013, but has spurred conspiracy theories as an unidentified flying object and alien holding site for decades. In short, it ’ s thought Area 51 holds all the government secrets about aliens — though the CIA has published documents confirming its use

It ’ s dangerous. “ [ 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 But the attention from the government and local news stations around the country has only attracted more memes, which then pushed the meme

The “Naruto run” is a style of running associated with Naruto Uzumaki, the main character in the Japanese anime series “Naruto.” It’s a meme. To do the run, you tilt your torso forward, extend your arms out behind you, and sprint goofily.

As of Monday, more than a million people had responded to the post to say they were going to the September event. More than 900,000 others said they were interested.

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Storm Area 51? It’s a Joke, but the Air Force Is Concerned © Getty Most seemed well aware that the post was made in jest. One Facebook user shared a detailed battle plan, involving two Naruto runner battalions running “full speed around the north and south flank” of the base. And a few commenters shared a meme that said, “If we all hit our vapes at the same time, we can use it as cloud cover so they won’t see us coming.”

Like other fake Facebook events, this one was mostly an invitation for people to create joke memes on Reddit, Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere. In addition to sharing implausible invasion tactics, internet users mused about how the aliens would fare in the real world after being freed from captivity by a horde of vaping heroes.

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But as it turns out, some people may be taking the event seriously. The Little A’Le’Inn in Rachel, Nev., which is close to Area 51, has gotten an unusually high number of reservations for a certain date.

“Oh, it’s insane,” Connie West, a co-owner of the inn, said in an interview on Sunday. “My poor bartender today walked past me and said, ‘I hate to tell you, but every phone call I’ve had is about Sept. 20.’”

She added that many people had mentioned the Facebook post when they called to reserve the inn’s rooms and recreational vehicles, all of which are now booked for that date — even though the Facebook post invited people to Amargosa Valley, which is hours away from the Little A’Le’Inn by car, and on the opposite side of Area 51.

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Cork rescue boat rushes to aid of German family caught in fast-rising tide A local man warned the German visitors not to attempt to cross in that spot - known locally as the Diving Rock - which would see them face shifting mud banks just ahead of a strong, high-tide. He pointed out a safer spot to cross further up the estuary, Cork Beo reports. Still concerned for the family’s safety - the local man contacted the Incheydoney Inshore Lifeboat - a locally run volunteer organisation that works closely with local Co Council Lifeguards and other first responders during the busy summer season on one of Cork’s most popular strands.

The Air Force says it wants to “discourage” the more than 1 million people who have signed onto a Facebook event who want to go to Area 51 to “see them aliens” from actually showing up. The tongue-in-cheek Facebook event, which is organizing an attempt to storm the Area 51 raid on September 20

“They’re pretty serious,” Ms. West said. “They’re coming. People are coming.”

Storm Area 51? It’s a Joke, but the Air Force Is Concerned © Getty

In response to questions about the Facebook post, Laura McAndrews, an Air Force spokeswoman, said the Air Force does not discuss specific security measures. She noted that “the Nellis Test and Training Range is an area where the Air Force tests and trains combat aircraft.”

This is not the first time military officials have had to respond to concerns about the possibly paranormal.

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Earlier this year, the Navy seemed to officially acknowledge reported sightings of strange objects in the sky when it sent out new classified guidance on how service members should report what the military calls unexplained aerial phenomena, or unidentified flying objects.

And in 2017, The New York Times reported on a shadowy program at the Pentagon that has been investigating reports of unidentified flying objects for years.

But rather than infiltrate secret military sites, earthlings in search of evidence of extraterrestrial life may want to keep an eye on scientific explorations like the one taking place on Mars, or planned efforts to explore a moon of Saturn.

Ms. West said Area 51 is well guarded, with signs warning trespassers that they could face consequences, including prison time or deadly force, if they get too close. She said she expected people to try to breach the boundaries of Area 51 in September, though she wished they would not.

“There’s going to be a force to reckon with,” she said of the authorities guarding the base. “They have enough helicopters and military aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base.”

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Cork rescue boat rushes to aid of German family caught in fast-rising tide.
A local man warned the German visitors not to attempt to cross in that spot - known locally as the Diving Rock - which would see them face shifting mud banks just ahead of a strong, high-tide. He pointed out a safer spot to cross further up the estuary, Cork Beo reports. Still concerned for the family’s safety - the local man contacted the Incheydoney Inshore Lifeboat - a locally run volunteer organisation that works closely with local Co Council Lifeguards and other first responders during the busy summer season on one of Cork’s most popular strands.

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