Danny Trejo has joined the Area 51 raid
Ever wondered where aliens go to die? The answer might be a lot closer than outer space. Area 51 is a military base in the Nevada desert, but it is also a facility behind numerous UFO testing conspiracy theories.
Fancy a visit? Tough luck, bucko. The heavily monitored and closely guarded base is under maximum security. Though people have speculated Area 51's purpose for decades, the United States government didn't acknowledge its existence until 2013. Still think Big Brother has nothing to hide?
Well, if you do, there are millions of people online who disagree with you and went to drastic lengths to prove it. The Facebook event Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us will take place on September 20 at the ripe hour of 3:00 am. The purpose of the get-together is exactly as it sounds, and the event description reads:
"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."
More than two million people have said they're going to or interested in the event. Some have even started planning - posting elaborate plans of attack and map drawings. But despite the participants' preparedness, their greatest weapon by far is Danny Trejo.
The actor tweeted his support for the event by wielding a machete from his famous movie, cleverly titled Machete. But I remember him from his more-widely known role as Machete in Spy Kids (movies one through four). Are we sensing a popular weaponry theme here?
Anyway, Danny Trejo tweeted an amazing photo of him with his weapon of choice for the raid with the caption: "after leaving Area 51."
Though the Facebook page has become the topic of meme culture everywhere, it remains to be seen whether or not the event is actually satirical. Even if the whole thing is a joke, there are bound to be some stragglers that show up. But don't worry because the authorities are ready. Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews told The Independent:
“[Area 51] is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces.”
Sounds like a threat to me, but if you're still adamant about discovering one of America's top-secret national treasures (move over, Nicolas Cage), then godspeed to you. The Facebook event even links to a website where you can buy merchandise to plan your outfit.
Just imagine two million millennials running through the desert wearing matching shirts that say: "I clap alien cheeks."