While some people are talking about the illegal alien situation at the border, others are talking about the real aliens. Plenty are convinced that there are aliens being hidden from us at Area 51, and hundreds of thousands of people are planning to storm the area.
Navy Pilots Have Seen Things
There have been more and more reports of Navy pilots seeing what they call UFOs. This doesn’t necessarily mean that ET has come for a visit, however. All it means is that there are unidentified flying objects. The pilots have gone on record for saying that the aircraft that they’ve seen moves in ways that no other aircraft has ever moved.
Trump, when pressed, says “Not particularly” when asked if he believes that there are alien aircraft flying into US air space. However, he wants people to believe what they want to believe.
With what the Navy has seen, more people are talking about what the government may be hiding at Area 51.
This is just another way of people not wanting to believe that the government is sharing all information with them.
It Started Out as a Joke
There is a satirical event that has been organized on Facebook, taking place on September 20. “Storm Area 51” has generated over 1 million people marking themselves as “going” on Facebook with another 900,000 interested. Their tagline for the event is “they can’t stop all of us.”
The event is scheduled to take place between 3 am and 6 am. There are plenty of people who are talking about actually attending. Sketchy (at best) game plans have been pinned to the discussion board of the Facebook event, too.
The Air Force is Ready
The base at Area 51 has always been heavily guarded, and people know that. The Air Force has picked up on the chatter of people wanting to storm the area, issuing a stern warning that they have been authorized to use deadly force in order to protect the gates.
Laura McAndrews, an Air Force spokesperson, has felt the need to issue a warning to potential trespassers. She explains that area 51 is an open training range for the USAF. They discourage anyone from coming into the area where armed forces are trained. The USAF stands ready to protect America and its assets, which includes anything at area 51.
There have been no further details released in terms of how officials would actually react to intruders showing up – especially at the magnitude of people that the event is talking about.
While plenty of news outlets want to call it a satirical event, this is also talking to the generation who ate Tide pods just to say that they did. The Facebook event calls for everyone to meet up at the area 51 Alien Center, a tourist attraction in New Mexico. From there, they will plan to coordinate their entry. Obviously, the person writing the description is having a good time, talking about a naruto run for storming the gates.
A naruto run is based on the Japanese manga, where people run with arms stretched out backward and heads forward.
Such a run would not be suitable for actually storming the gates, which is why many believe it is a long-standing joke to make everything so light-hearted.
Many others, who have no plans on showing up at area 51 plan on seeing a lot of memes produced out of the event, whether people show up or not.
If anything, people will learn that there are still satirical events and that no one actually plans to storm area 51.
If people do plan to storm area 51, the Air Force will be ready – and signs around the base worn intruders about the use of deadly force. Armed security guards are around the base at all times, including using motion-sensor cameras and CCTV.
The main function of the base continues to be a mystery. In the 1996 Independence Day movie, it was used as an alien testing laboratory – and there are plenty of conspiracy theories that support this for decades.
September 20 will be very telling to see if people are actually capable of believing that they can dodge bullets and demand to see the aliens. This is assuming a lot, including the presence of aliens at area 51 as well as someone actually making it through in order to make such demands. If people use force, the Air Force will use force right back.
Is this satirical or are there really going to be hundreds of thousands of people showing up outside of area 51? It’s too early to tell.