Who founded Area 51

US Army advises on the use of firearms | A million Facebook users wanted to storm Area 51

About 110 kilometers northeast of Las Vegas is the restricted military area "Area 51", in the middle of the barren desert of the US state Nevada. For years it has been rumored that aliens are being “held captive” there.

Now more than a million Facebook users have registered for an event: They want to storm Area 51 in September "to see the aliens". An idiotic crazy idea has turned into a huge social media movement.

But what if such a crowd of citizens would really storm a restricted military area?

Officially, the area is a base of the US Air Force (US Air Force). Like any such zone, this one is extremely well secured. Soldiers armed to the teeth guard the area around the clock - there are signs everywhere warning that firearms will be used!

The organizers of the Facebook event have a solution to this problem: “We just run up to them like Naruto and avoid all the balls. We want to see the damn aliens ”. Naruto is a Japanese comic anime character ...

US Army warns

The US Army heard of the hype too - and immediately issued a warning: “We want to discourage anyone from even trying to storm this area. The US armed forces are always ready to defend America and its property by all means. "

After a few days, what had to come came: a statement from the Facebook organizers. They saw that this crazy idea was about to slip out of their hands and rowed back very quickly ...

In a “pinned post” at the top of the page, they wrote: “Hello US government, this is all just a joke. We do not intend to actually implement this plan. We just thought it would be fun and that way we could get some attention online. "

The funniest memes about it

As is natural in times of social media hype, several users created a handful of ingenious memes for the idea of ​​storming Area 51. Nobody knows what is in the restricted area. Are there any aliens? Here is a small selection ...

It is very clear to this user that normal citizens would have no chance against the huge US Army ...

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This user thinks he knows exactly what we would find there: the millions of socks that mysteriously keep disappearing.

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If a supposed alien area storms, then it does. This user wants to imitate "E.T." - and cycle past on a bike ...

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The five biggest "Area 51" myths

Ever since mankind has known about the secret place in the Nevada desert, the wildest conspiracy theories have been around this mysterious place. One is crazier than the other.

▶︎ The US government is holding aliens and flying saucers there.

In 1989, US resident Bob Lazar claimed he was hired to work on a project in Area 51 called "S-4". According to Lazar, there were "flying saucers" in the halls of the Air Force base. Their fuel: a red-orange liquid, "Element 115".

The US government hired Lazar to find ways to use this substance for military purposes. L.

But as Lazar reports, he was fired when he "wanted to show friends at night how the flying saucers fly."

In addition, aliens are to be held captive there and trained to become soldiers.

▶ ︎ The moon landing in 1969 was filmed there.

Conspiracy theorist Bill Kaysing thinks that NASA found in the 1960s that a moon landing was impossible - since the radioactive radiation was supposedly fatal on the moon. To avoid the shame of the failed mission to the moon, scientists developed a smoke candle, Kaysing said.

The Apollo 11 rocket and the astronaut team were diverted into the desert after take-off. After landing, the team was lavishly taken to a film set in Area 51. A few days later they also recreated the return to earth there, according to Kaysing: In front of the eyes of millions of TV viewers.

▶ ︎ The “chemtrail stealth helicopters” are kept there by the government.

Yes, yes, the theory of the chemtrails ...

Of course, the stealth helicopters, the so-called chemtrails blow into the sky, are launched from secret air force bases to scatter chemical substances over the major cities of the USA. What is that supposed to be good for? To influence the weather, of course.

▶ ︎ Weather weapons are developed and tested there.

According to another, far-fetched theory, the US government is supposed to be working on "weather control experiments" in the restricted area Area 51. This is confirmed by a contribution from the “Las Vegas Tourist Office”.

This advertises that visitors should drive to the restricted area to see where the weather experiments should take place. You speak of a "rumor" in the article - but this does not prevent most tourists from visiting.

▶ ︎ The secret “one-world government” is sitting there and debating.

Last but not least, if that wasn't crazy enough for you, there's this wild theory. According to an article on the conspiracy theory site "Educate-Yourself.org", behind the security barrier is the so-called "Majestic 12" - a world government commission.

This was founded in 1947 by the then US President Harry S. Truman. After a flying saucer is said to have crashed there, Truman founded a government here, half of which is made up of humans and the other half of aliens. According to the theory, there has since been a deal between the US and aliens: The aliens are allowed to kidnap people undisturbed - the US government is given technology from space for this.

Well, hopefully the millions of Facebook user Area 51 really won't storm. What a shame it would be if there was really only an air force base there ...