What started off as an Area 51 joke on Facebook has snowballed into a movement with over 1.5 million people planning to take part in “Storm Area 51.”
If you haven’t noticed by now, “Storm Area 51” is a movement that started on Facebook with a few people planning to meet up at Area 51 in Nevada and raid the center to see if there are really aliens being held there. According to the page, another 1.1 million Facebook users indicated they were “interested.”
The phenomenon has even reached celebrities like Danny Trejo, Guy Fieri and rapper Lil Nas X. Fieri has offered to have a cook out for event-goers while Lil Nas X has said he willing to perform a concert.
The site is part of the vast Nevada Test and Training Range and has become the center of UFO conspiracy theories. The Nellis Air Force Base said in a statement that they are aware of the Facebook posting and says any attempt to illegally access the area is highly discouraged and that if you come and try a raid they will have to protect their assets.
Despite the interest, no one really knows if the event will really happen. The Air Force has already warned people that if you come and try a raid they will have to protect their assets.