Area 51

Do you believe?

Danni Weidman and Tucker Ford

Tucker Ford, staff

Area 51 has been a hot topic on the internet the past few months. It all started with a Facebook post stating “Storm area 51, they can’t stop all of us.” This soon got a lot of attention. Two MILLION people signed up for the raid. This event was scheduled for September 20. A college student, Matty Roberts, who posted the Facebook post, pulled out of the event due to what could happen if he did go through with the raid. He mentioned that it all started with a “joke”. September 20, 100 people showed up to area 51 ready to storm. They argued with government officials saying they were storming. The officials talked to the raiders talking about the consequences that followed with entering. A few people got pretty close but many did not. People at the raid brought various different accessories with them including; inflatable aliens, goofy glasses, alien themed beer cans, and inflatable beach balls. Area 51 ” I want my alien” memes and other memes have been surfacing on all social media platforms. Many people have speculated there is thousands of aliens, and UFO’s. There has also been speculation that they are the reason the United States doesn’t use the metric system. Area 51 is commonly known and used as a high grade military base. It is located in Lincoln County, Nevada. The facility is officially called Homey Airport or Groom Lake, named after the salt flat situation next to its airfield. No one really knows what really is going on inside the mysterious area 51.