Area 51 Gets Raided (Sort Of)




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What had initially started out as a prank, has now made its way into a legitimate news story as curiosity seekers and semi devoted protestors made their way to the famous and infamous Area 51. This iconic area is located in a remote part of Nevada on a highly classified, United States Air Force facility. The base has never been declared a secret base, but all research and occurrences in Area 51 are Top Secret. This level of secrecy has led to years of speculation that this is where some of the juiciest government secrets are held to this day. These include secret bombers, foreign technology, and even alien creatures and/or spacecraft. 

On June 27, 2019, Matty Roberts created a Facebook event that involved raiding the site in search of extraterrestrial life. More than 2 million people responded they were "going" and 1.5 million were "interested" on the event's page, (typical non-committers) and subsequent media coverage followed. 

Then came the internet memes:

You know you’ve made it when Brad Pitt is bleeding all over your meme.

We hear there’s a great program to trade-in your 2017 Subaru for an X-Wing Fighter.

However, on the day of the event, only about 150 people were reported to have shown up at the entrance to Area 51, with none succeeding in entering the actual site. Which just goes to show, people on Facebook are even flakey about going to visit their alien friends.