Half a million sign up to raid Area 51 and ‘see them aliens’

Half a million people have signed up to "storm" a US military base that conspiracy theorists say holds alien technology.

The event is called Storm Area 51: They Can't Stop All Of Us and says: "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."

Naruto run is the unique running style of Naruto Uzumaki, the star of the Japanese anime series Naruto who sprints with his arms stretched behind him.

The event, set for 20 September, is likely a joke. Its creator is best-known for posting memes and streaming content on Twitch, a live streaming platform for gamers, according to comicbook.com.


Image: Let's raid Area 51 and 'see them aliens', the post says

According to US media, the Air Force is aware of the Facebook post but is not commenting further.

Area 51 is about 150 miles from Las Vegas, it is not open to the public and is under 24-hour surveillance.

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The remote 4,000-square-mile patch of desert was first used for the development of U2 spy planes in the 1950s.

That programme finished after the U2 was put into service around 1956 and the base has since been used for testing other military aircraft.

Nevada Governor Bob Miller presides over the unveiling of a new road sign for Nevada State Highway 375 in Rachel, about 150 miles north of Las Vegas. 1996
Image: In 1996 the highway near Area 51 was named after the numerous claims of UFO sightings that have made it famous
Area 51 (Groom Lake, Dreamland) File Photo near Rachel, Nevada, 2004
Image: Anyone who shows up should be more worried about the desert than the guards

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