Area 51 Raid: Fact or Fiction?

Is the Area 51 raid going to happen? Rumors have it that people from all over the country are going to figure out the truth of Area 51.

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Area 51 Raid: Fact or Fiction?

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Will you be attending the raid? More than 400,000 people have signed up online to raid area 51 on September 20th at 3 am.

Area 51 is a highly classified United States Air Force facility located in Lincoln County, Nevada. With the facility being a remote location heavily fortified, many people think it is a secret storage space where the United States government keeps extraterrestrials. The CIA created area 51 in 1955 to “test and develop” top secret US military projects.

The “raiders” have many different incentives for why they intend to join the raid. Rca2005 on abovetopsecret.com says, “I think it would be pretty cool for some special ops unit to raid the Area-51 base. Or some people get together and parachute over the Area-51 at night time, with silenced M4’s, and have a sniper team setup around the perimeter to take out the camo dudes, and provide cover for the close quarter combat/infantry unit, to go in search/seize/secure the perimeter.
I thought of this because I had a dream a while back, that I was actually in a team raiding area 51 lol, and there were aliens and alien technology and a stargate portal there. It was an awesome dream.”

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Although this user isn’t joining the raid themself, it still raises the question of what actually goes on inside the US Air Force base. Many people have even planned how the “raiders” will storm the facility. Users on twitter that plan to attend have agreed that “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.”

This Area 51 raid actually has its own website, where you can sign up get “raid gear,” you can even call their customer service line at 855-51-Alien. Their motto is, “They can’t stop all of us.” Some people that have signed up for the raid are planning on taking their own alien back home from area 51, and have assigned themselves into three separate helpful groups. The first group is the “Naruto runner battalions” who supposedly can run faster than bullets. The second group members are the “rock throwers,” and the third group have named themselves “the Kyles” due to the stereotype made by the internet of people named Kyle; the energetic, aggressive Monster drinkers.

Unfortunately, this event is fake. California college student Matty Roberts is the creator of the viral sensation of raiding area 51. He has made it clear that actually storming area 51 in the Nevada desert is not his intention. Instead, he is planning on making his “raid” just a music festival. Thousands of people have booked hotels near the Area 51 Alien tourist attraction. Roberts states “I want to make it a festival of sorts, I want to have a bunch of different artists, everybody from EDM world and maybe some indie rock, maybe some smaller guys who are up and coming”. This top trending phenomenon has left us with many memorable memes as it took over everyone’s social medias timeline. Although this raid is fake it gives us insight into how social media can largely affect millions of people so quickly.