area 51


Unless you are living under a rock, your regular dose of memes must have been flooded with Area 51! Who knew a simple Facebook event by a 20-year-old US College Student “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” would take the world by storm, literally. 


Area 51 is the common name of  U.S Air Force facility in Nevada. According to urban myths and legends, the US has Aliens locked up in there and has been a raging topic for several conspiracy theories. On June 27, Matty Roberts, a 20-year-old student from California created a Facebook event-  “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” as a joke. It blew up as a viral event and more than half a million RSVPd as ‘going’


The plan is to meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction on 20th September and naruto run to dodge the bullets, hoping to “see them, aliens”. The Facebook event to discover the hidden aliens has garnered the attention of the US Air Force and they are not taking the event lightly. Turns out they “Can Stop All of Us”- Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said “[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,the U.S. Air Force always stands ready to  protect America and its assets.”


What started as a mere joke has led to an uproar amongst the millennials and Gen Z’s. The sudden uprise in the memes has made several newbies ponder upon the backstory of Area 51 and deepen their interest in conspiracy theories. A major reason for this event gaining momentum is due to the huge support accumulated from celebrities- Kevin Jonas, Elon Musk, Keanu Reeves, Josh Brolin, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and the likes! In fact, Area 51 is the new marketing strategy, Bud Light is offering a free beer to any alien that makes it out of Area 51.

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Even though the officials are all set to battle down lazy millennials, we don’t know for sure how seriously the world is taking this joke. Seems like all we need to do is wait for September 20th and until then, devour ourselves in the way too clever cross-overs memes. And as a Lannister once said, a million men could’ve marched on these walls and a million men would’ve been repelled.




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Anandi Sen 

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