A Facebook event, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” has gained a lot of traction. The purpose is to overtake Area 51, a section of Edwards Air Force Base in Armagosa Valley, Nevada, where it is believed the US government stores all of its information and evidence of extraterrestrial encounters, possibly even actual aliens (dead or alive) and spaceships. At the time of this writing, a million people have indicated that they plan to attend this gathering on September 20.
According to the Facebook posting:
“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 is an anime character that runs really fast, leaning forward with his arms stretched out behind him. Humans cannot do what anime characters can. Like moving “faster than their bullets.”
Edwards Air Force Base is located near Roswell, New Mexico, where it is widely reported aliens made contact in 1947. Supposedly, these aliens and all evidence of their visit were taken to Area 51 to be locked away from the outside world.
Because of that, a lot of fiction has drawn inspiration from Roswell and Area 51, including most recently, The CW’s show ‘Roswell, New Mexico’, in which the lead character, Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) discovers that many of those closest to her are secretly aliens in disguise.
The showrunner for ‘Roswell, New Mexico’, Carina Adly MacKenzie has reacted to the “Storm Area 51” event, but fearing the impact that such an event– and all the discoveries that will surely be made when they crack through the defenses of, y’know an actual military base– MacKenzie kindly requested that they change the date of the meet-up to allow her three days to revise her entire second season to reflect that.
Here is her Twitter post:
Sorry for the reschedule but I need you guys to storm Area 51 before, like… August 12. Ish. I’m a quick worker. With enough coffee I think I can revise my season in 3 days based on your findings.
— Carina Adly MacKenzie (@cadlymack) July 14, 2019
If you are planning to “Storm Area 51,” just be warned that the US Air Force is ready for you. Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews has released a statement, saying:
“[Area 51] is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces… The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
If you want to take your chance, the event is planned for September 20th.