Area 51 has long been shrouded in mystery. The iconic base has been linked with harboring aliens and UFOs ever since the 1950s. Some brave citizens have made the trek to Area 51, but they are always stopped by military personnel with guns pointed at them, demanding they turn back.
However, a Facebook event was created earlier this week to determine if there is alien life at the Nevada base. The event, which has over 400,000 claiming they will be there, was titled: “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.”
The details of the event are tongue and check as they state: “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens.”
“Naruto running” was inspired by Naruto Uzumaki, the Japanese manga character who runs with head down and arms stretched behind, according to CNN.
The event is set to take place on September 20 and was created after the United States government finally acknowledged that UFOs have been seen numerous separate times by pilots throughout the US.
According to Time Magazine, the Pentagon launched a new program where military units can report any encounters they perceive as “unexplainable,” or if they see an unidentified flying object.
One concerned citizen, who seemed to want to distance himself from those who are actually planning on storming a classified military base, wrote on the event page: “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 funny and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet. I’m not responsible if people decide to actually storm area 51.”
The premise of alien life being at Area 51 began in the mid-1950s after the Air Force was testing a spy plane. Additionally, in the summer of 1947, a rancher found unidentifiable debris throughout his field, which the government chalked up as a weather balloon that crashed, according to History.
Many conspiracy theorists surmised the debris was an alien spacecraft that crash landed and was taken back to Area 51, but these theories were never solidified or proven.