Area 51 memes are the latest content to storm social media, and people just get more creative every time. “Let’s do it, they can’t stop all of us”, *walking out with a new pet alien*, the memes go on and on.
For those who don’t know what Area 51 is, it is a top-secret military base in Nevada, USA which conspiracy theorists have said houses extra-terrestrial technology, or better yet, actual aliens.
The memes began after Facebook user Matty Roberts created an event to “storm Area 51” after listening to a podcast featuring someone who claimed to work at the facility. As of writing, 1.4 million people have clicked going, while 1.1 million said they were interested.
“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.” – Event Description
“I posted it on like June 27th and it was kind of a joke,” said Roberts in an interview,“And then it waited for like three days and like 40 people, and then it just completely took off, out of nowhere. It’s pretty wild.”
The viral event even has its own website, but maybe it has gone too far as Roberts has claimed it was “just a joke” as he feared the government might come for him: “I was like, the FBI is going to show up at my house? And it got a little spooky from there.”
US Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews gave a warning for those who will attempt such a raid, “[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.”
Do you still want to “storm Area 51”? While you think about it, enjoy some of the best Area 51 memes we’ve seen:
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