Facebook event ‘Storm Area 51’ was scheduled for 20 September. So, how many aliens finally saw the light of the day?
‘Storm Area 51’ event has hands-down become the biggest pun of the century. And if you are searching for “Area 51 Raid” from outside of Nevada, you probably missed all the fun. It seems people were not kidding when they signed up for the event to “see aliens.” But were any aliens freed? What went down at Nevada?
Area 51 Raid: An umbrella meme that will go down in history for giving everyone a good laugh
If you cancelled your trip to Area 51 thinking that no one would show up as it was all just a joke, you were wrong. Believers kept their faith in the pun and delivered on their promise to raid Area 51. (Though before they reached the high secretive military base, they got lost in music festivals.)
When Matty Roberts started a Facebook event under the banner “Storm Area 51, They cannot stop all of us,” he was just joking around. In fact, he definitely did not expect that this event that he created on 27 July would gain such traction.
But the allure of Area 51 unified the world with memes. Every corner of the globe was engrossed in plotting plans to ‘see them aliens’. The joke went so far, it frowned the authorities who were moved to warn everyone against the storming. While millions signed up for the event, the turn up on 20 September (thankfully for the administration) was not that thick.
Alienstock and Earthlings
It seems that a music festival sounded more practical than freeing aliens as Rachel, Nevada saw many of those. But not all were lost in the music. People did “try” to Storm Area 51 but failed miserably. (Do you know someone who brought back an alien?)
The crowd of enthusiasts was thin. Out of the 2 million people who signed up for the event, only a handful made it. There were a few arrests that took place, but everyone decided against ‘actually’ raiding Area 51. So, the arrests that were made were related to the earthly issues of alcohol and indecent exposure. Those who came too close to the crossing, were detained but left off with a warning.
That Naruto Runner
What stole the show at Storm Area 51 raid was a Naruto runner. Yes you heard that right! A kid turned into a legend as he did a Naruto run in the background of a live TV report. With this zeal, if anyone will see an alien over the weekend, it is going be to be this person!
And everyone followed the legend
Many earthlings shared live streams from the “raid.” If you saw any aliens, share your experience with us in the comments section.