Unless you've been living under a moon rock for the past week, you've probably heard that over one million people have joined a Facebook group titled "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us." The plan? To form a "Naruto run," inspired by a Japanese manga, and "storm" the top secret U.S. Air Force base that people seem to think is being used to store crashed alien spacecraft and live aliens.
On Friday the event had just 400,000 people marked as going, meaning the number of those attending has more than doubled over the weekend. That's despite warnings from the Air Force that people would definitely have a bad time if they attempted to enter the base.
″[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews told the Washington Post. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
Thankfully, most people seem to realize that the whole thing is a joke and have no plans on actually storming Area 51. These clever people are more than happy enough to just embrace the meme on Twitter, and there's plenty of memes.
Others are clearly motivated to make it into Area 51 and meet some aliens.
Some people seem to think that they'd be pretty good when it comes to avoiding security in the area.
Others are envisioning their lives after securing their very own alien friend and smuggling them out of the base.
Some Twitter users think that making it past the guards will be easy.
Others, not so much.
All of the corners of the Internet are ready to come together to make this thing happen.
Some Twitter users are already making their escape plans.
Some commenters are even planning on bringing the aliens some delicious snacks.
Even companies are getting involved.
Some in better ways than others...
I KNEW IT.
Some alien parents are planning to take their new green friends international.
Should be easy.
That's a pretty good hiding spot.
Remember, if you get captured, don't tell them a thing.
We'll see you all on September 20th, brave memers.