1.3-million people to storm US base to see ‘aliens’
The number of people persuaded of this theory could be growing. As of Tuesday, more than 1.3-million people had signed up for a Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us” scheduled for the early hours of Sept. 20, and a million more had marked themselves as “interested.” Area 51 is a highly classified US Air Force base in the Nevada desert, the very existence of which was not publicly acknowledged by the CIA until 2013, when the agency declassified documents relating to the U-2 spy plane. The intense secrecy surrounding the facility has made it fodder for alien conspiracy theories and it has long featured in pop culture, including the “The X Files” TV show and the movie “Independence Day.” The Facebook event’s creators explained: “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. Let’s see them aliens.” “Naruto,” for those uninitiated in Japanese anime, is a popular character known for leaning forward as he sprints with his arms outstretched behind him.