Published: Thu, July 18, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

U.S. Air Force warns against joke event to ‘storm Area 51’

U.S. Air Force warns against joke event to ‘storm Area 51’

Yes, there's a date.

The promise of force from multiple military and civilian agencies is in response to a Facebook invite created by games streamer SmyleeKun, which describes meeting up at the Area 51 Alien Center in Amargosa Valley, Nevada.

The description of the Facebook event reads: "If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets". Lets see them aliens.

"Naruto" refers to the running style of the Japanese anime character, Naruto Ozumaki.

A prank event on Facebook that's attracted more than 1 million interested people suggests that a mass of people attempt to run into the mysterious site at 3 a.m. on September 20.

The event page states the whole notion of storming Area 51 is a bit of a lark.

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Area 51 memes have essentially taken over Twitter, Instagram and Reddit.

Conspiracy theorists believe that the US government has kept UFOs and extraterrestrial life at the location, which is actually an Air Force training range.

If you're seriously considering raiding a military base, you're going to get what's coming to you. As of the morning of July 15, more than a million people had responded to the post to say they were going to the September event. 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 amusing and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet".

A spokesperson for the U.S. Air Force told several media outlets that they are aware of the plans to "raid" Area 51 - and are staunchly against them. A spokesperson of the US Air Force told The Washington Post that "we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces". The area actually serves as an Air Force training range. The Air Force began investigating claims of U.F.O. sightings in 1947, which later became known as Project Blue Book in 1952.

Project Blue Book concluded that none of the UFOs investigated were a threat to USA national security and there was "no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as "unidentified" were extraterrestrial vehicles", according to the Air Force.

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