Storming Area 51; a Netflix documentary waiting to happen
UPDATE: Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews has released a warning to potential trespassers.
“[Area 51] is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” she said.
McAndrews added: “The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets”.
The outside of the base is patrolled by armed security guards, CCTV and motion-sensor cameras – with signs around the base warning intruders could face “deadly force”.
There are now over 1,200,000 signed up for the event, with another 1,000,000 ‘interested’.
We're not going to sugar-coat this one; 800,000 have signed a petition to storm Area 51.
Area 51 is a highly classified zone around 150 miles from Las Vegas. It makes up part of the Edwards Air Force Base, suggesting quite obviously it is used to test and develop experimental aircraft and weapon systems, as historical evidence points to.
Given the high secrecy around Area 51 and its development of aircraft and classified aircraft research, it has for years been the centre for UFO conspiracy theories and aliens. It has been theorised that the storage, examination and reverse engineering of crashed UFOs has taken place at Area 51. It is also believed alien remains are kept in the base following these UFO crashes.
Luiz Elizondo, the former military intelligence officer who ran the real-life X-Files programme told The Daily Telegraph: "In my opinion, if this was a court of law, we have reached the point of 'beyond reasonable doubt'. I hate to use the term UFO but that's what we’re looking at.
"I think it's pretty clear this is not us, and it's not anyone else, so one has to ask the question where they're from."
The entire perimeter of the classified base is patrolled by trucks and armed guards, as well as a host of technology and cameras. Still though, 800,000 people and counting want to storm into the base to see some aliens.
A user known as SmyleeKun has created a Facebook event page titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”. First of all, they most definitely can stop everyone, armed to the teeth and designed to keep out more dangerous things than some conspiracy theorists.
The page explains that: “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see [those] aliens.”
Taking place on Friday, September 20th, theoretically 800,000 people will storm into the base, with another 700,000 on the page saying they are ‘interested’ in attending.
Quite obviously this is all a big joke, SmyleeKun is an internet user known for spreading jokes online after all. Still, with over 1,000,000 people interested in the event, it is bound to have several thousand people turn up on the day and turn into a big old flop.
If you ask us, this sounds like some kind of Netflix documentary in the making. Remember ‘FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’? Well why not something like ‘Area 51: The Largest Riot That Never Happened’? We can totally see that.
You can check out the Facebook page here.