• 329,000 people sign up to storm Area 51 to find extraterrestrials: ‘See them aliens'

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Almost 330,000 alien hunters have signed up to take part in a fictitious raid on the U.S. military’s Area 51 in southern Nevada this fall.

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    The Facebook page, called Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us, urges participants to meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction at 3 a.m. PT on Sept. 20 “to coordinate our entry.”

    The post humorously informs readers the “Naruto run” will create the best opportunity for a successful raid.

    “If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens,” the post urges. 
    A Naruto run refers to the running style of a character in a Japanese anime series who runs with his head down and his arms outstretched behind him.

    The post is meant to be a joking call to arms to try and figure out what the U.S. government is hiding on the highly secretive base in Nevada, a focus for decades of conspiracy theories involving extraterrestrials and their downed alien aircraft. 

    The post follows recent Pentagon briefings to members of Congress about U.S. Navy encounters with unidentified flying objects.
     

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