“Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us" has reached a new high of 1.1 million people to attend the protest and close to another million interested in the event taking place Sept. 20th.
In recent events, the US air force advises against storming area 51 and is ready to protect America. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.” Says a spokesman to the Washington post.
The host of the Facebook page has a post pinned planning out the game plan for the potential raid before going on to say, “P.S. Hello US government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan. I just thought it would be funny and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet."
But as the situation escalated and the page gained attention regardless of it being a joke, many seem to be planning to attend. The US air force caught wind of the potential raid and they are not happy.
A spokesman told the Washington Post, “[Area 51] 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.”
For decades, alien and UFO theories tied to Area 51 gained traction due to a crash incident in New Mexico in the 1940’s. The level of secrecy as well as cover-up stories created by the air force led to the belief that the government has been keeping UFO and alien knowledge quiet.
There are credible people, who in the past, worked for the air force confirming UFO theories. One of these people is Bob Lazar, a physicist who worked at Area 51 in the 80’s and 90’s. Lazar claims to have seen evidence of UFOs and worked with extra-terrestrial technology.
Lazar advises people to stay away from the area in response to “Storm Area 51". He claims that the last person who tried this was shot.
This is what Lazar had to say, “”I have to comment on this ‘Storm Area 51’ thing. I do understand it was started as a joke by someone, but there are a number of people who are actually planning on showing up."
“This is a misguided idea. Area 51 is a classified research base. There are no aliens or alien technology located there.
“The only place there was ever any alien technology was at Site S4, south of Area 51 proper. That was 30 years ago.
“S4 may have moved decades ago or it’s possible it’s no longer being used for the project. I do not support this ‘movement’.
“The last time someone tried to get in to Area 51 he was shot. This is not the way to go about trying to get more information.”
“What is good, is the interest in the subject – the science and technology. That is what would immediately change the world we live in.”
The person who started the Facebook page also had this to say, “To anyone actually thinking of storming area 51, there isn’t any UFO’s or anything of extraterrestrial origin there it’s a research base, this has been confirmed by Bob Lazar (if you don’t know who he is, google him).”
As to whether or not people will take it upon themselves to storm the area in September, we will wait and see.