In the middle of the Nevada desert, there is a dusty and barren road which leads to the front gates of a remote facility known commonly as Area 51. This top-secret military base has long been a favorite for conspiracy theorists all over the world, with many people speculating covered-up government work and intel on UFOs and out-of-space weapons. Though what actually happens behind the gates has always remained a mystery... Until now.

One group of alien-enthusiasts have announced their plans to storm Area 51 in an attempt to uncover its secrets once and for all. The mission has been ever so professionally organized over Facebook (obviously), and a staggering number of people have since signed up to uncover one of our country's most talked-about secrets, including one particular famous face.

However, since news of the plan spread like wildfire, the U.S. Air Force has issued a "stern" warning to those who are brave enough to embark on this quest to hunt down aliens. But it hasn't seemed to deter any of the alien-enthusiasts as the raid will reportedly be live-streamed for us all to watch. Yes, really.

This saga seems to be getting more and more bonkers by the day. Keep scrolling to find out which famous actor is set to join the group and how they are going to pull this whole thing off...


Our solar system is a mysterious place.

Conspiracy theorists have, for years now, been trying to crack the code of the universe and to discover whether there are any other forms of life out there.

The existence of aliens has been speculated for years.

Because come on. The universe is so vast that there's no way that we have it all to ourselves.

Though there are some people who are certain of the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

From the Great Pyramid of Giza to the lost city of Atlantis, there are many different mysteries of the world that enthusiastic conspiracy theorists have put down as evidence of alien activity. Though, quite understandably, they are often dismissed as being completely bonkers.

And some believe that our government knows more about aliens than they are letting on...

Many conspiracy theorists have long claimed that the US government has a much larger involvement in the hunt for extraterrestrial life than they let us believe.

There's one area in particular that grabs their attention...

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Area 51 has, for years now, been an alien-enthusiast hot spot. And what exactly goes on inside the compound has lead to decades of wild speculation from UFO fans all across the world.

So, what exactly is Area 51?

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Area 51 is a United States Air Force facility which is a classified and remote detachment of the Edwards Air Force base, located at Groom Lake in the south of the Nevada desert.

It is a notoriously classified compound.

Like any top-secret military facility, few people are allowed to enter the premises, which spurred more suspicion over what goes in within the compound. The borders of Area 51 are not fenced but are marked with orange poles and warning signs which state that security is authorized to use deadly force on people who insist on trespassing. Yikes.

And, as a result, many rumors about the compound's activities have been circulated.

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Though its only confirmed use is flight-testing, there have been many other speculated happenings within the facility. While it was used by the Army Air Corps as an ariel gunnery range during World War II, there were many reported sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) around the area.

Though the military, of course, attempted to put these rumors to bed.

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These mysterious sightings were typically spotted by commercial airline pilots who, back in the 1950s, would only fly at altitudes of around twenty thousand feet. The military claimed that the UFOs spotted by these pilots were actually the U-2 spy jets being tested, which would fly at much higher altitudes than the commercial airplanes.

People remained suspicious, however.

Because we've never really trusted our government, have we? The speculations continued, with some people making outlandish claims that the facility was building and repairing crashed alien spacecraft rather than military planes.

And some people have even claimed to have been inside the facility.

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Scientist and American businessman, Bob Lazar, who released the documentary, Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers, in 2018, is credited to be the main whistleblower on the whole Area 51 operation. Lazar briefly worked on the compound and claims to have seen aliens and to have helped to reverse-engineer alien spacecraft during his time on the base.

Though, of course, the government swiftly put his allegations to bed.

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The government quickly claimed that Lazar is simply a hoaxer and scam artist who never actually worked anywhere near Area 51. Though, obviously, such a confidential area doesn't have any records, so it’s impossible to prove anything either way.

But now, more people are attempting to access the facility than ever.

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Area 51 has become somewhat of a tourist hot spot, with thousands of keen alien-hunters traveling across the country (and sometimes the world) to catch a glimpse of the secluded compound.

And one group has taken things to a whole new level...

Clearly bored of discussing alien conspiracy theories over the internet in their basements, a group of extraterrestrial enthusiasts have formulated an actual, real-life plan to find out the truth once and for all.

They are planning on breaking into Area 51.

Though they may need to remember that storming a top-secret government facility, which may or may not be riddled with aliens, is probably a lot easier said than done.

It started with a Facebook group.

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The Facebook group, which is titled, "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All Of Us," plans on breaking into the secluded compound in the early hours of September 20th this year.

And, believe it or not, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up.

At the time of writing, 309,000 people have shown their interest in the event, while a further 283,000 have vowed to actually attend the movement for alien liberation.

Their inter-planetary war has been rigorously organized.

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The ringleader of the group states in the description: "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." For those who don't know, "Naruto running" is a meme inspired by an anime character called Naruto Uzumaki, who has a distinctive running style.

The break-in has been carefully plotted out...

Because gaining access to one of the most secretive facilities in the world ain't no walk in the park. The last time that someone tried to speed past the site, he was shot. In January, a man carrying an unidentified cylindrical object was shot by the local sheriff’s office after attempting to drive into the site. Though hopefully, their "Naruto running" will solve the problem of flying bullets.

A strict plan of action has been drawn out...

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Literally. The group's creator, and overall master strategist, Jackson Barnes, outlined his plan of action and, let's just say, there is plenty of "pebble throwing," "dry wall kicking," and "Naruto running" involved.

The warriors will be split into 3 groups.

There will be the rock throwers, the Naruto runners and the "Kyles" (a team of buff, slightly emo teenagers who frequently kick in drywall). As for the other 500,000 people? Well, we're sure that they'll enjoy watching the festivities unfold from the sidelines.

The other members have been quick to share their military expertise.

One member wrote: "Get the aliens on your side and you might have a chance with some “inside support" like sabotaging the guns.", while another commented, "We use the rock throwers and naruto runners to distract them and the rest of us go underground."

And some people online are taking it all very seriously.

Like this Twitter user, who shared his concern about breaking into the facility. Oh, and his dismay over the fact that the aliens have most definitely been moved already. Duh.

Most people found the funny side, however.

Because come on. The whole thing is obviously a bluff!

The creator of the group was trolling you all along.

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Ha! At the end of his post in the Facebook group, Jackson wrote: "P.S. Hello US government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan. I just thought it would be funny and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet. I'm not responsible if people decide to actually storm area 51."

However, people have taken this plan seriously...

This is not a joke to some, as news is spreading that some people are actually planning on going ahead with the alien hunt!

Over 1,000,000 people have signed up for the group titled "Storm Area 51, they can’t stop all of us."

If we were planning on going ahead with such an outrageous plan, we'd at least try to keep the whole thing a secret just in case the government or the army found out, obviously, right?

Because that's exactly what happened. The army found out.

Laura McAndrews, Air Force spokesperson, has released a warning to all of those involved in the plan. "[Area 51] is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces," she warned.

She also added this:

"The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets." We honestly don't understand how people think that they could actually get away with something like this. It was all good and well when it was a joke, but, obviously, there are some people that just have to take it further.

But the army may have cause to be worried, as one very famous and notoriously, well, tough, actor is set to join in on the raid...

Danny Trejo, best known for his role in the Machete movie franchise, announced that he was going to be lending his support to the Area 51 raiders earlier today. The star shared a still from the movie Machete Kills in Space, in which he’s brandishing a machete, with the caption "after leaving Area 51." Although, we do have our suspicions that he wasn't being entirely serious with his claim.

The warning from the army doesn't appear to have scared off the future-raiders either.

Anyone who's desperate to see the alien-themed shenanigans go down will be left feeling pretty ecstatic from the most recent update in the extraterrestrial saga...

The raid is reportedly going to be live-streamed by the self-described "experiential retail and entertainment complex," Area 15.

Viewers can get a piece of the action from the comfort of their homes while avoiding what we anticipate will be quite an unfortunate interaction with the army. Honestly, would you really mess with them?

Although there is a catch.

Anyone expecting to log onto Facebook and simply watch the raid is mistaken. It seems that there's a little more to it than that...

It all seems very top secret.

Staying true to the secrecy of Area 51, in order to view the live-stream, prospective viewers have to leave their information via the Area 15 contact page and wait to be contacted with details. So we don't know where, exactly, the live-stream will be posted, as of yet.

Now we aren't sure if this is another troll, but we anticipate that quite a few people will still be signing up.

People have already been taking to social media to express their excitement at watching the raid unfold. And why not? After all, we may witness the first actual sighting of aliens. Okay, we probably won't, but we can always hope.

While we don't know whether the raid will go ahead or not right now, we have to say, we're eagerly waiting for September to roll around...

Let's see how these "alien enthusiasts" get past the motion-sensor cameras, let alone the U.S. military who are constantly patrolling the area. Do the smart thing and stay home, or this joke could take a deadly turn. But, while we're here, seeing as most people have seen the funny side of the whole thing, let's take a look at some of the best Area 51 memes...