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US'Highly discouraged': Air Force responds to plans to 'storm Area 51' and 'see them aliens'

15:26  16 july  2019
15:26  16 july  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Are we alone? Nearly 400K people have signed up for Facebook event to 'storm' Area 51 and 'see them aliens'

Are we alone? Nearly 400K people have signed up for Facebook event to 'storm' Area 51 and 'see them aliens' Over 370,000 people signed on to a Facebook event to raid Area 51 in search of aliens. The facility's purpose has long been a subject of speculation.

THE United States Air Force has warned it "stands ready" to defend Area 51 as the number of The organisation was responding to a tongue-in-cheek Facebook event entitled " Storm Area 51 , They Organisers of a Facebook event hope to raid the highly secretive Area 51 and " see them aliens "

Area 51 is a highly classified area . SipaPhoto/Shutterstock. Over 1 million people have responded to a "Lets see them aliens ," the event description says. But in a statement provided to the Washington Post "[ Area 51 ] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force , and we would discourage anyone

As more than a million people on Facebook say they're attending a joke event to "storm Area 51," the U.S. military has responded to the plans — just in case they actually do.

Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews told the Washington Post that military officials were aware of the event that aims to uncover the alleged conspiratorial secrets of the military installation in Nevada.

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

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

The CIA only officially acknowledged Area 51 ’s existence in 2013, and its primary purpose remains classified, though it has been the site of hundreds Alien -hunting has become borderline respectable in recent years, with the Pentagon acknowledging the existence of its Advanced Aviation Threat

The # Area 51 memes hashtag has gone viral on Twitter, indicating that the majority of the 750,000+ ‘going to’ and 350k+ people volunteer to storm Area 51 to ‘ see them aliens ’. The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets. In the meantime, Twitter is being flooded with

McAndrews didn't specify to the newspaper any security plans at the base, but did issue a warning.

"[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," she said. "The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets."

Are we alone?: People are signing up for Facebook event to 'storm' Area 51 and 'see them aliens'

Speaking with NPR, an unnamed Air Force spokesperson said, "Any attempt to illegally access the area is highly discouraged."

USA TODAY has reached out to the Air Force for comment.

The military's response comes after about 1.2 million people responded to the satirical event as "going." The Facebook event, which is scheduled for September 20 from 3 to 6 a.m., says that it aims to "see them aliens."

750K people want to raid Area 51 to 'see them aliens'

750K people want to raid Area 51 to 'see them aliens' "They can't stop us all."

The plan goes like this: People will gather at the Area 51 Alien Center in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, on Sept. 20 to coordinate the raid. From there, they 'll Naruto run into the highly classified US Air Force facility en masse to see them aliens .

The ' plan ' to storm Area 51 Credit: Facebook. A Facebook event, dubbed “ Storm Area 51 , They Can’t Stop All of Us,” has nearly 365,000 confirmed attendees, and some 384,000 interested in the mission. STORM AREA 51 . “If we Naruto run” — referring to the widely memed manga character — “we can Let’s see them aliens .” The meme-inspired event feed has been flooded with hare-brained

"If we [N]aruto run, we can move faster than their bullets," the event description says, making a humorous reference to a Japanese manga character known for running with his arms stretched out backward and his head forward.

Area 51, part of the larger Nevada Test and Training Range at Nellis Air Force Base, has been the subject of many conspiracy theories alleging the U.S. military is housing secrets concerning aliens and UFOs.

The Nevada Test and Training Range "provides the warfighter a flexible, realistic and multidimensional battle-space to conduct testing tactics development, and advanced training in support of U.S. national interests," the Air Force states on its website.

The Facebook event page, which has an additional million users "interested" in the event, has sparked many memes and jokes about how the plans to raid Area 51 might unfold.

However, one Facebook user, who posted a humorous map of the area that features lines of "Naruto runners," "rock throwers" and "Kyles" to storm the area, hedged his plans with a message for the military:

Air Force warns against storming Area 51 as Facebook event hits 1.5 million attendees

Air Force warns against storming Area 51 as Facebook event hits 1.5 million attendees The Air Force is warning people against storming Area 51 in Nevada, after a Facebook event page organizing a meet up at the "Alien Center tourist attraction" went viral.

The Storm Area 51 meme has had a good run. Today, the US Air Force released a statement in a Washington Post Article talking about the Facebook page and event, where they reminded The aliens at Area 51 have seen your memes, and they are not amused. pic.twitter.com/YCqNp5SES9.

"The U.S. Air Force is aware of the Facebook event encouraging people to ' Storm Area 51 ,' " an Air Force spokesperson told NPR. "Lets see them aliens ." The sprinting style is a reference to Naruto Uzumaki, a Japanese anime character who runs with his chest pointing forward and his arms jutting

"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." 'Highly discouraged': Air Force responds to plans to 'storm Area 51' and 'see them aliens'© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.

Contributing: Vandana Ravikumar

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