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13 Facts And Memes You Might Have Missed About Zone 51 - And They Are X-Filish Indeed!

Date September 27, 2019 17:39

Aliens? Here on Earth? Really? Oh, common! Do you believe it? Well, you're not alone if you do! "My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," - those are not just words of a conspiracy theory fan. They belong to a former Pentagon official Luis Elizondo.

And the answer to this thrilling question may lie right within the mysterious wonderland of Area 51.

More than 2 million people have signed up on Facebook to attack Nevada’s Area 51. They wanted to find UFOs and free aliens. It all started with a funny joke, but surprisingly it became much more than a silly gag. How did it happen? Why did people decide to "storm" Area 51? And what is more interesting what do they looking for?

What is Area 51?

First of all, Area 51 isn't an official name. Officially, it is called the Nevada Test and Training Range and it is a unit of the Nellis Air Force Base. Today, the US government uses it as an open training range for the US Air Force.

Where can you find Area 51?

It is located 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas. As an army facility, it is restricted to ordinary people. Moreover, armed guards patrol the perimeter. However, public is very interested in this place. They want to uncover the secrets of this place.

SETI (Search for extraterrestrial intelligence) or who got it all started in the first place?

Surely it was Tesla! No, not the electric automobile! In 1896, famous physician Nikola Tesla suggested that a version of his wireless electrical transmission system could be used on other planets. Where do you think? On Mars!

  • And here we go: Area 51 Quiz. Are you ready to check your x-files conspiracy savviness?

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1. What are the other names for Area 51?

2. Who released a music video about the planned raid?

3. Who was a real creator of the Facebook event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”?

4. Who was Area 51 Naruto Runner? Do you remember him?

5. What musical festivals were planned after Storm Area 51?

Think you got them right? Check out the answers!

1. This place was also called "Paradise Ranch", "Watertown" and "Dreamland." It sounds so attractive, doesn't it?

2. It was rapper Lil Nas X who created a music video for the Young Thug and Mason Ramsey remix of "Old Town Road."

3. Matty Roberts.

4. Area 51 Naruto Run refers to the online nickname of Elia Elixir, an attendee of the Storm Area 51 event who performed Naruto Run.

5. Alienstock in Rachel, Nevada, and Storm Area 51 Basecamp in Hiko, Nevada were planned.

Now you know a lot about Area 51: where it is located, how it was called, who created Storm Area 51 event and many other things.

People have been monitoring radio waves for signs of alien life for decades and some of them claim they made contact. At the same time, many others don't believe in aliens and what about you? Are you among them? And can you guess how many adults in the United States believe in aliens? We have an answer and we are sure it will surprise you!

It turns out that many Americans believe. In June 2019, a poll conducted by YouGov figured out that 54% of adults in the United States believe it is probably the government knows more than it's telling about UFOs.

Area 51 is a perfect place to hide all information. That's why this place has long been an interesting topic for conspiracy theorists. They claim it to be the site where authorities hide aliens and UFOs. Paranormal enthusiasts believe government scientists use Area 51 to store and research the aliens' highly advanced technology.

Did Facebook get invaded by alien life and how?

And finally, Facebook users step in. The anonymous administrators of the public meme page “Shitposting cause im in shambles” collaborate with a game streamer SmyleeKun to organize an event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.”

The event was just an absurd joke but as a result, more than 2 million people admitted they would attend a Facebook event intending to raid Area 51 in a search to "see them aliens."

What did really happen in Area 51?

Although Facebook event to “Storm Area 51” went viral, only 150 people appeared near the secret government facility. And that was for the best!

Can you imagine anything crazier?

Sociologist Ken Borer explained why the Facebook event went so viral and people even decided to step in real life:

People desire to be part of something, to be ahead of the curve. Area 51 is a place where normal, ordinary citizens can’t go. When you tell people they can’t do something, they just want to do it more.

We hope everyone was safe!

Raid Area 51 went viral (even authorities reacted!)

The “Storm Area 51” event has gained attention for its silliness, drawing hilarious reactions across multiple social media platforms. The thousands of Facebook users were having fun, but some people took it seriously as if it is something other than a gag.

The Washington Post even talked to Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews. The spokeswoman said:

[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.

Can you imagine that silly Facebook meme became a thing to discuss?

The best of the FB alien fun hub is out. - Enjoy!

This Facebook event mostly inspired hundreds of jokes and memes. Here are some of them.

I wanted to go but my mom said no.

Expectations VS. Reality

Me after storming Area 51.

Aliens aren't impressed. At all!

Love is in the air!

Alien checks his Facebook profile.

Even Jimmy Kimmel reacted! And he has pizza!

Shamelessly silly, these jokes are funny. Although it's nothing more than a meme, this story proves how powerful social media can be.

And all we can do is wait for a new viral meme.