Updated: Jul 29, 2019
As of July 15th, 2019, the "Storm Area 51: They Can't Stop All of Us" Facebook event has 1 million RSVPs for "yes," with another 942,000 people expressing interest in the event. Personally, I'm afraid to even look at the Facebook event, nevertheless write a whole article about it!
But I'm comforted to learn that no one is actually taking this event seriously. The event details, after all, refer to a fictional Japanese Ninja character named "Naruto." The full event details read: "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."
It's a joke, obviously. And according to a mountain of trending tweets, Instagram posts, Facebook comments, Reddit threads, etc., everyone knows it. And yes, i mean everyone. Case in point:
Director Jeremy Corbell shares Bob Lazar's wise words about why we shouldn't #stormarea51:
Meanwhile, Corbell has a much better idea for how to spend our time on September 20th...
Nick Pope also knows how to make anyone second guess attending this event...
But for the most part, everyone agrees it is a JOKE...
But should we still be worried?
Although plenty of people are making memes about the event, the Air Force isn't laughing and, according to the New York Times, has warned people that entering Area 51 is dangerous! The same New York Times article also documents that people are booking trips to Area 51 based on this event. And maybe that's not so hard to believe. If only .5% of the Facebook event's current guests were to show up, that would still be 5,000 people! And the guest list is growing.
I'm not sure why it would be lawful to host a Facebook event like this, and maybe Facebook will be forced to take the event down.
In the meantime, I would recommend that truth seekers go to a safe and legal UFO and alien event rather than participate in #stormarea51.