By Matthew Brooks
A Facebook event group is planning to invade the mysterious Area 51.
The Air Force says it is ready to stop them.
The Facebook event is called, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.”
Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews spoke with the Washington Post on the proposed invasion.
She did not encourage the uninvited visitors to come for a tour of the 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,” McAndrews told the Washington Post. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
The Facebook page for the event offers no shortage of tongue-in-cheek plans for overcoming military security.
Some plans involve running faster than bullets. Other plans include Back to the Future-esque hoverboards.
The creators of the event scheduled raid for the wee hours of Friday, September 20.
Interested participants, or those who want to see the Nevada raiders, will need to be at Area 51 in Nevada at 2 a.m. PDT.
More than a million people have clicked the “Going” button, and almost that many have clicked the “Interested” button.
If even 1/100th of those who signed up actually go, that is 11,000 people who will face the US Air Force.