Nearly half a million people signed up to storm Nevada’s Area 51 in September, after a Facebook joke went viral. While the event was an obvious joke, far too many conspiracy theorists and random dullards are seriously considering the raid.
Should everything go according to plan, more than half a million strangers will gather in a remote Nevada town in mid-September, united by a common goal: raid Area 51 in the wee hours of the morning – using a strength-in-numbers approach to reveal any extraterrestrial treasures stashed within the notoriously clandestine government base.
Or, put more simply, “Lets see them aliens.”
Kyle told me about this last week, and said, “That would be awesome.” I reminded him Area 51 is on the grounds of an Air Force base, they have heavy weapons, and they don’t take too kindly to invasions.
By Friday evening, more than 540,000 people from around the world had signed up to attend the event: “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” – and just as many had indicated they were “interested.” Planned for Sept. 20 in Amargosa Valley, an hour’s drive away from Las Vegas, the event page is currently filled with thousands of posts theorizing the best way to break into the top-secret facility.
“They Can’t Stop All Of Us.” I wonder how much it costs to put that phrase on half a million tombstones?