Storm Area 51

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Crowds gathering outside Area 51

"Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" is a Facebook event that was planned for September 20, 2019 at Area 51, a United States Air Force (USAF) base. The purpose of the event was to raid the site in search for aliens while they "Naruto run". The event was created by Matty Roberts as a satire event.[1] Roberts posted the event on June 27, 2019. About 3,000,000 people responded "going" or "interested" on the event's page.[2][3][4][5][6]

Air Force officials and Nevada state officials warned the group members not to raid the area or otherwise they would use executive force.[7]

Copycat events such as plans to storm a secret vault of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,[8] Loch Ness,[9] and the Bermuda Triangle[10] have also been created.

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  1. Betz, Bradford (2019-07-17). "Creator of 'Storm Area 51' comes forward after satirical Facebook page takes off". Fox News. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  2. Montanaro, David (July 16, 2019). "'Storm Area 51' social media movement is 'getting somewhat out of hand,' says UFO expert". Fox News.
  3. Allyn, Bobby (July 15, 2019). "More Than 1 Million People Agree To 'Storm Area 51,' But The Air Force Says Stay Home". NPR.
  4. Matei, Adrienne (July 16, 2019). "1.5 million people have signed up to storm Area 51. What could go wrong?". The Guardian.
  5. Fortin, Jacey (July 15, 2019). "Storm Area 51? It's a Joke, but the Air Force Is Concerned". The New York Times.
  6. Boom, Daniel Van (July 16, 2019). "1.3 million want to raid Area 51 to 'see them aliens'". CNET.
  7. Whalen, Andrew (2019-07-16). "Nevada Law Enforcement Already Overreacting To Area 51 Raids' Naruto Runners". Newsweek. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  8. Tanner, Courtney (2019-07-20). "There's a Utah version of the Area 51 raid. It's called 'Storm the Church Vault.'". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  9. "There's a Warning for the Thousands Who Signed Up to 'Storm Loch Ness' Because 'Nessie Can't Hide From Us All'". Time. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  10. Croucher, Shane (2019-07-17). "Area 51 raid spawns rival event: "Storm the Bermuda Triangle, It Can't Swallow All of Us"". Newsweek. Retrieved 2019-07-21.