The Truth is out there!
That’s what a million or so people hope to find out in September. Someone posted an event for September 20 on Facebook, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” When I looked earlier today, 1.1 million people had signed up as “Going,” and almost as many signed up as “Interested.” Whether they actually do is, of course, another question.
It’s a joke, of course (of course?), but in a million people there will be some who take it seriously. So the folks at Area 51 are preparing.
Speaking with The Washington Post on Friday, Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said officials were aware of the event. When asked how authorities would respond to ardent explorers who might attempt to enter Area 51 in September, McAndrews said she could not elaborate on specific plans or security procedures at the base.
She did, however, issue a warning to those itching to try their luck.
“[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,” McAndrews said. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
Should be fun.