More than 440,000 UFO enthusiasts signed up to “storm Area 51” through a Facebook event in efforts to "see them aliens."
Source: The Hill
As of Friday afternoon, the event, titled Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us, has over 442,000 people signed up to attend. More than 450,000 others have also indicated interest in the event.
“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” the event description reads. “If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens.”
The event is set to take place on Sept. 20 at Area 51, an Air Force base in Nevada where many conspiracy theorists have long believed the U.S. government holds top secret information about extraterrestrial life. They also allege the area to have been the site of frequent UFO sightings.
Former President Obama has written off the theory as a joke on several occasions in the past, though former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton partially entertained the topic in the months leading up to the 2016 election, promising at one point to release information about Area 51.
In recent months, President Trump also weighed in on the possibility of UFOs, though he said he doesn’t particularly believe they exist.
“I think it’s probably — I want them to think whatever they think. They do say, I mean, I’ve seen, and I’ve read, and I’ve heard. And I did have one very brief meeting on it. But people are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly,” Trump said last month.