This is going to be a showdown…
Over one million people have signed up to a joke Facebook event, calling on users to meet at Area 51, the US Air Force base in Nevada that’s long been a source of alien conspiracy theories.”If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets,” the page says. “Let’s see them aliens.”
A pinned post on the page attempts to cover its bases, reading “Hello US government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan. The event has gained traction so much so that the US Air Force has been made aware of the potential impending raid.
And they’re not as lighthearted about the situation as folks on the internet are.
“[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,” a spokeswoman told The Washington Post. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”