Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us / Facebook
An event called Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us has gone viral because of the over 2 million people who have said they are going. Another whopping 1.4 million people have said they are interested in storming Area 51.
For years and years, people have come up with theories that the government is housing aliens at the Amargosa Valley, Nevada site, and the people now want answers.
The idea that “they can’t stop us all” to “get them aliens” has lots of people intrigued, each giving their own ideas on how this plan could actually work. Some have joined the event just to leave snarky comments, including funny plans.
This Facebook event, created by Matty Roberts, has gotten so much traction that the United States Air Force has responded.
Without actually mentioning the Facebook event, Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews told The Washington Post that they are prepared to stop any threat to the Area 51 facility.
“The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect its assets,” McAndrews told the publication, adding that the site is “an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces.”
Basically, she is saying to enter at your own risk, but you really shouldn’t enter at all! Hopefully people will actually listen to McAndrews, but in the meantime, the Internet’s reaction to this raid is pretty hilarious!
On August 3, Matty Roberts revealed that Facebook had taken down the event because it was against the Community Standards.
On August 6, Facebook brought it back.
Although he started the event as a joke, he’s putting together an actual event marketed as a festival to camp, share art, and enjoy each other’s company.
He also has merchandise, which you can purchase here. Will you be attending this new event?