Storm Area 51, Facebook’s Biggest Event Turns Out To Be A “Prank”
People create events on Facebook all the time but “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop Us All” turned out to be the biggest event of 2019 with 1.6 million people having clicked “Going” and another 1.2 million having clicked “Interested” to attend the event on 20th September, 2019.
The Government admitted the existence of Area 51 in 2013, which is a U.S. Air Force military installation located at Groom Lake in southern Nevada. It has been the focus of conspiracy theory for decades. Many people think that the Government hides UFOs and aliens there. In 1955, UFOs were sighted around Area 51, but there is no record of what happens there!
The event was created back in June 27 with simple plan according to the event creator,
“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 alien”s. (“Naruto” running is a style of running popularized by the Japanese anime character of the same name, in which the arms are held behind the body while in motion.)
The event created hype all over the world that U.S Air Force had to pass a warning statement against it.
“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.” – Laura McAndrews, Airforce spokeswoman.
Matty Roberts, the event creator recently came forward and said “Storm Area 51” was just a joke which went uncontrollably viral.
“I just thought it would be a funny idea for the meme page” – Roberts
Matty Roberts spoke to Nevada’s KLAS-TV (a local channel of Nevada) about how his humor has turned into a viral sensation.
“I posted it on like June 27th and it was kind of a joke and then it waited for like three days and like 40 people, and then it just completely took off, out of nowhere. It’s pretty wild.”
Roberts’ terrified of the FBI and cleared everyone that it was just for fun, nothing serious.
“I was like, the FBI is going to show up at my house? And it got a little spooky from there.”
He was not expecting this amount of response from the people. Matty’s prank was inspired by pod caster Joe Rogan, who recently interviewed Bob Lazar, a man who claims he reverse-engineered alien technology at Area 51.