Amid a pledge by over 1 million alien hunters who announced plans to storm Area 51 and “see them aliens,” the US Air Force is warning that it stands ready to deter any attempts to enter the government base.
Joke or not, military taking it seriously
Over 1 million people have signed up for what is being called a “joke event” on Facebook. The event is called, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.”
According to the goals of the event organizers, this massive mob of people plan to charge their way onto Area 51 to “see them aliens” on September 20, 2019.
The number of people signing up to participate in the event has doubled since it was first announced, now numbering over 1 million.
However, the military is warning that they, indeed, can and will stop anyone who tries to make their way onto the Nevada base.
The event has taken on such a high profile that military officials aren’t taking any chances. The US military has put plans in place at the base, according to Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews, who spoke to the Washington Post.”The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets,” said McAndrews.
What is the government hiding at Area 51?
Area 51 is part of the larger Nevada Test and Training Range at Nellis Air Force Base. The location has long been the subject of conspiracy theories, foremost of which is that the U.S. military is housing secrets about aliens and UFOs.
Additional conspiracies alleged that the government is building secret aircraft, weapons and other technology derived from superior alien intelligence.
However, according to the US Air Force website, The Nevada Test and Training Range “provides the warfighter a flexible, realistic and multidimensional battle-space to conduct testing tactics development, and advanced training in support of U.S. national interests.”