There may be an invasion in Area 51.
Half a million people have signed up for a Facebook event to "storm" the foreclosed military base in southeastern Nevada, which generations of conspiracy theorists believe are 4,000 square meters – miles of deserts could provide advanced alien technologies that have visited our planet.
The call to participate in the event titled "Storm Zone 51: You Can not Stop Us All" is probably a playful invitation for a volunteer army to attack the Air Force base by morning. September 20th.
According to organizers of the event, who are otherwise mainly interested in internet memes and video games, the attackers have to run "faster than their bullets" during the raid. "But it will be worthwhile seeing them as aliens."
An Air Force spokesman said the service department knew about the Facebook post, but refuses to comment.
For decades, alien hunters and c Onspiracy have Theorists have said that government officials are using Area 51
"Yes, Virginia, there really are aliens, but they are in a place where you can not see them. That is not very convincing. Area 51 is officially an outpost of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The site was first used in the early 1950s for the development and testing of the U2 spy plane, said Chris Pocock, a London-based journalist. who has written several stories about the U2, said that CIA officials and employees of Lockheed Skunk Works – the California-based engineering program that built the U2 – would find the remote location near the Nevada nuclear test site a suitable location for [secretive project selected.]
"It was out of sight from anywhere else," he said, "a dry lake surrounded by plateaus, so ideal – it was completely desolate."
The U2 program left Area 51 in 1957. Later, the site became the site of tests he used advanced military aircraft, including the supersonic fighter SR 71 "Blackbird" and the stealth fighter F-117, according to Pocock.
By maintaining the secret site and restricting its access to it, the government has fueled all sorts of speculation about what is happening in Area 51. In addition to allegations about alien spaceships, some believe the secret facility was used to fake the Apollo moon landings.
"It's kind of ironic, because Area 51 was never involved in anything like that," said Peter Merlin, a Los Angeles-based aerospace historian who has written extensively on Area 51. It has secrecy surrounding it, so to speak become a blackboard where you can draw just about anything you want, and that's what the conspiracy theorists did. "
The facility is" a place where aircraft and related weapon systems are tested and rated, "Merlin said. If you actually turn up on September 20, you may find that the biggest threats are not bullets, but the unforgiving desert terrain.
"The security forces could just sit back and wait," he said. "You do not have to do anything if you do not want to. The desert will take care of these people.