If you are on social media, recently you must have seen a bunch of jokes and memes about “Area 51” or Aliens. For those who haven’t been able to figure out yet what all this fuss is about, allow me to explain.
So it started as a joke when someone created a Facebook event, titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” The aim of the event was to storm Nevada’s infamous Area 51 on September 20.
While the idea in itself is weird, you can always count on netizens to support crazy ideas. The event went viral and so far 625,000 Facebook users (at the time of writing) have RSVP’d “Yes” to the event. Another 590,000 users were “Interested” in the storming Area 51.
What is Area 51?
There is a conspiracy theory that Area 51, an Air Force base about 150 miles from Las Vegas, is a secret government facility where the remains of crashed UFO spacecrafts are stored.
People also believe that government scientists have been stationed there to reverse-engineer the aliens’ highly advanced technology. Some even believe that there are aliens locked up in that place.
Storm Area 51 goes viral!
After the Facebook event went viral, the internet responded in its best, and maybe a little bit weird, way. Thousands of people are now ready to raid Area 51 and “see them aliens.”
The event description 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. Lets see them aliens.”
For non-anime fans, Naruto run is an anime-inspired running style where one runs with their arms back and their heads forward. Something like this:
While the event is fake, the response of the netizens is real and so are the Area 51 memes, created as a result. The absurdity of the event drew a lot of hilarious responses from folks on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit.
Best memes on Area 51
Area 51 memes on what people will find inside the restricted area or how the government would respond to it have flooded the web. Here are the best ones I’ve found so far:
#Area51 let’s see them aliens pic.twitter.com/0zmL8dFdoy
— 💙👾 Ash 👾💙 (@taintdchinadoll) July 12, 2019
Twitter and Millennials: they can’t stop us all
Machine guns on the fences: pic.twitter.com/PHFdrfW7ki
— R O S E🐐🍯🌹 (@BullsEra21) July 12, 2019
me and my friends driving to through Area 51 #Area51 pic.twitter.com/CiTTsSp7nW
— k (@keviich) July 11, 2019
Us arriving at the Area 51 gates : #Area51 #area51raid pic.twitter.com/7jtiE7xo5z
— Nicola Memes (@nicolamemes) July 12, 2019
Where we dropping boys #Area51 pic.twitter.com/XmL0UX91O7
— Yotey bear (@meme_milf) July 12, 2019
aliens watching yall invade area 51 while they chillin at area 52 pic.twitter.com/yyDF8UAvwI
— ً (@5MUJl) July 12, 2019
Lmfao this entire #Area51 thing is so stupid and I have 100% time for the memes pic.twitter.com/1ImhMsjEmo
— Brandyn With A Y (@brandyn_wth_a_y) July 11, 2019
When the alien I steal copies my appearance and tries to replace me #Area51 pic.twitter.com/DbvBJP8tE4
— Mason (@HailToMason) July 13, 2019
Me explaining to the alien I took from Area 51 that it needs to be quiet because my mom is downstairs #Area51 pic.twitter.com/5OBJFl83eh
— Monica Gutierrez (@mtgaming25) July 12, 2019
All the Aliens tryna escape after we break into #Area51 pic.twitter.com/hrzE5Eey2b
— Too$mooth (@toosmoothbaby) July 12, 2019
that one person who actually showed up alone to #area51 to steal an alien pic.twitter.com/IZIrRigWf5
— . (@spookylemons) July 12, 2019
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