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Call to Raid Area 51 attracts hordes of alien hunters on Facebook

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

to store and potentially test alien spaceships, and if so, the officials have never defeated themselves, and military historians and scientists involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) Said the head astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, said in an e-mail, "Area 51 is an argument of ignorance as justification for visiting aliens," said Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at SETI Institute in Mountain View, California.

"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."

Warning signs on a road to the US military base , known as Area 51 in Rachel, Nevada. James Aylott / Getty Image File

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.