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.
Just over a week ago, three Facebook users broke the internet with a peculiar event. In an effort to finally “see them aliens“, the users declared a (pretty clearly satirical) intention to storm Area 51 early in the morning on September 20th. Over a span of just a couple of days, the post skyrocketed in popularity, with hundreds of thousands of people “going” and “interested”. But late Sunday night, the event reached a new level: one million people now say they will attend.