Department of Defense Warns Alien Hunters To Stand Down,’ Air Force Ready To Protect’
Over half a million people signed on to unveil the secret alien life they believe area 51 conceals. A social media user named “SmyleeKun” began a page “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop Us All,” garnering massive amounts of signers. The signers intend to “see them aliens” at the infamous U.S. Airforce Base on Sept. 20 in the middle of the night.
Journalists point out nuggets such as “If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets” as proof-positive that the Facebook page is a joke. Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell if the over 500,000 signers share the humorous sentiment. The Federal government now wants to make sure that there is no confusion over what might happen if the alien raid goes down.
The Defense Department warns anyone and everyone that attempting to raid Area 51 will end badly.
″[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
While the page’s administrator may certainly be pranking the Internet, it is reasonable to assume that somewhere in the half a million signers exist budding alien hunters. Moreover, the page is overexposing a military base that’s existence only began receiving official CIA acknowledgment in 2013. The prank page may lead to a real alien raid attempt in late September, or spawn more secretive missions to reveal what’s behind the Area 51 curtain.
Area 51 is shrouded in secrecy, the recent publicity surrounding it likely doesn’t comfort military officials who rarely make mention of it. I’m sure the federal government would prefer Area 51 fly under the radar (pun intended). Instead, people searching “area 51” is rising.
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Here’s a Google Trends graph that illustrates my point.
Notice the increased search volume in Nevada?
Such attention certainly overexposes a very private military secret. For years, people have wanted to gain more understanding into Area 51’s ongoings. Now people realize they aren’t alone in their curiosity. That’s a formula for activism as well as brashness. The Department of Defense wants all these people to understand that there will be repercussions. The problem is, no one can be sure that everyone’s getting the message.
But Area 51 isn’t the federal government’s only “alien hassles.”
Recently, a self-proclaimed alien hunter claimed that NASA Mars photo proves alien life exists (or existed). The photo quickly became a viral sensation with Internet users trying to justify two objects in pictures. So far, NASA hasn’t responded to the alien hoopla.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.