Happy Storm Area 51 Day to you and yours! Two months after the Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us Facebook event page went viral, the alien-liberation raid is finally here!
Alien-hunters and people looking for any reason to party descended on a remote area in the Nevada desert to storm the highly-classified United States Air Force base, which has long rumored to house UFOs and possibly extraterrestrial lifeforms. Millions of people on Facebook said they were interested or were going to the Storm Area 51 event, but thus far there only seems to be a few hundred people in the area.
Early Friday morning, approximately 75 people ventured to the gate of the USAF Nevada Test and Training Range according to CBS News. Two people were reportedly detained or arrested by sheriff’s deputies. A woman reportedly ducked under the gate to the military base and a man publicly urinated nearby the USAF facility.
“If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens,” the description of the event said on Facebook. “They can’t stop all of us.”
One of the Storm Area 51 participants was eager to show off his Naruto run, which is a running style of leaning forward with your head and arms behind you introduced by Japanese manga character Naruto Uzumaki.
The event has transformed from the original plan of invading the U.S. military base at Area 51 to liberate aliens into more of a Burning Man-esque festival.
The crowd outside Area 51 held some interesting handmade signs including ones that read: “RAID THAT ALIEN BOOTY” and “CLAP ALIEN CHEEKS.”
Outside the USAF base, there was a small crowd chanting “CLAP DEM CHEEKS!”
The United States Air Force has already issued a warning to anyone who is contemplating infiltrating the Area 51 military base. “[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,” Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said in July. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
Maybe don’t try to penetrate Area 51 in your quest to clap alien cheeks.