Almost 400,000 people join Facebook event to storm Area 51 and 'see them aliens'
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The truth is out there and hundreds of thousands of Facebook users intend to find out what it is.

Area 51 is a highly remote military facility in Nevada that has been the focus of speculation relating to aliens for decades. And now, in 2019 - after years of conspiracies and speculation - a large group of intrepid knowledge warriors are looking for answers.

A Facebook event, simply titled, “Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us” is clearly tongue in cheek and is followed with the magnificent description:

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.

Hundreds of thousands of people have clicked “attending” for the event that is scheduled for Friday, September 20th. In fact, at the time of writing, more than 400,000 people have signed up but we all know from bitter birthday experience that that doesn't necessarily amount to actual attendees.

Naruto Uzumaki is an anime character known for his unconventional but speedy style of running. Apparently emulating him will be useful when being chased by armed guards.

Area 51 is a detachment of California's Edwards Air Force Base and has been used as a test site for experimental planes and other secretive projects. The clandestine nature of proceedings at the base has led to much discussion about what exactly goes on there. It was founded in 1955 as a test site for the Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane and has since become the subject of multiple sightings of UFOs.

Conspiracy theorists claim the base has been used to research an alleged crashed alien spacecraft at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. The Pixies even wrote a song about it

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