With self-proclaimed former Area 51 employee Bob Lazar making an appearance on the Joe Rogan Podcast weeks ago, the topic of Area 51 has bubbled back to prominence for the first time in years.
"If we [N]aruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens," the Facebook group for the event says.
As of the time of writing, 699,000 users were listed on Facebook as "going" to the raid, which is supposed to take place on September 20, at 3AM. On top of that, 640,000 more were listed as "interested" in going to the raid. The plan is supposedly to meet at a nearby “tourist attraction” where they will “coordinate our entry.”
There's been more than 21,000 posts on the event's page, with some users posting ideas about formations and "game plans" on how the raid would take place.
One user even wrote a disclaimer:
“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."
Area 51 is an Air Force facility near Groom Lake in Nevada that has long been linked to alien conspiracy theories.
"They can't stop all of us," the event page says.