Over two million people have pledged on a now-viral Facebook event to storm Area 51 — a United States Air Force Military installation — in order to “see them aliens”. Officially referred to as “Groom Lake” or “Homey Airport”, the installation situated in the middle of the Nevada desert is shrouded in mystery. Conspiracy theories of what is kept at the military base span from extraterrestrial beings to advanced technology such as time travel. Such wild beliefs are what make Area 51 so famous and caused the post to go viral. Many who have joined the event are considering flying to Area 51.
Recently, two Facebook users posted a surprising event. With a mass of many types of internet memelords, they plan to storm the Area 51 compound on September 20th; the event will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 in the morning. Based on some supplementary posts, it’s pretty clear it was a meme designed to garner internet publicity. Boy, did it work. On Friday, the United States Air Force, via spokeswoman Laura McAndrews, reached out to those who have declared that they’re going, threatening violence against anyone who shows up at the compound.