Feds Warn Alien Seekers Not To Try Their Luck At Area 51

Over Half a Million Facebook Users Sign Up to Raid Area 51 15 Laura Rauch  AP

Over Half a Million Facebook Users Sign Up to Raid Area 51 15 Laura Rauch AP

More than 400,000 people have signed on to a Facebook event pledging to raid Nevada's Area 51, a site long believed to be a secret alien holding site, on a mission to finally "see them aliens".

According to the event, titled, "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us", a group of alien hunters will meet at 3 a.m. on September 20 near the top-secret U.S. Air Force Base to coordinate a plan of attack to reveal the truth behind the curtain.

"Most of the documents concern CIA cables reporting unsubstantiated UFO sightings in the foreign press and intra-Agency memos about how the Agency handled public inquiries about UFO sightings", the agency said. "If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets".

Another 283,000 people said they were "interested" in attending.

Area 51, also known as Homey Airport, is a remote outpost of the Edwards Air Force Base located about 125 miles from Las Vegas. The reference is to Naruto Uzumaki, a Japanese manga character who appeared to run at the speed of light while leaning forward and stretching his arms behind his back.

In other words, it's nearly certainly a prank.

The news outlet reported that the post had caught the attention of the Defense Department, which has subsequently posted a warning about it.

However, the US Air Force apparently took the potential threat to Nevada base seriously, with spokeswoman Laura McAndrews saying she would like to "discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces".

Area 51 was first used by the United States government in the 1950s to test the U2 spy plane, because of its remote location.

The U.S. Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is shown in a satellite image, alongside an alien sculpture in Baker, California, also known as the "Gateway to Area 51". However, it has only been described as an aviation test site.

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