The Brief: Nearly half a million people have signed up for a Facebook event to "storm Area 51" in hopes of seeing "them aliens," inspiring a rush of memes related to the possibility of such an event.
Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us
Area 51 memes have been going viral ever since a Facebook event titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us” started racking up RSVP’s. At the time of writing, over 450,000 people have RSVP’d yes to the ‘event,’ which is set to take place on September 20, 2019, at the highly classified U.S. Air Force facility.
Although it is possible that some people will, indeed attempt to “storm” Area 51 in September, the overall tone of the event is ironic and riddled with meme humor, indicating that it’s a joke to many if not most of the RSVP’s.
One of the event’s hosts is a Facebook meme page called “S**tpostibg cause im in shambles,” and the event’s page is filled with memes related to the proposed plot to storm Area 51.
The event’s description reads:
“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens.”
“Naruto run” is a reference to the anime series Naruto in which the main character runs in a unique and particularly dramatic fashion.
In addition to the memes on the Storm Area 51 event page, people are ‘storming’ the internet with image macros and jokes about what would happen if hundreds of thousands of people really did attempt to illegally enter Area 51 all at once. Some memes are about “stealing” or “rescuing” aliens and adopting them as pets. Other memes feature dark jokes about how the United States military would intervene in such an attempt.
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my alien after i rescue him from #Area51 pic.twitter.com/2cpjcCexgg
— kenzie (@Iesbianbecca) July 12, 2019
Aliens sending signals to space after they’re released from Area 51 #Area51 pic.twitter.com/UhP7A6zqk8
— ☝🏼☕️ (@JuanCafecito) July 12, 2019
that one person who actually showed up alone to #area51 to steal an alien pic.twitter.com/IZIrRigWf5
— 【 d α m í α n 】 (@spookylemons) July 12, 2019
the aliens at #Area51 waiting for the we outside text pic.twitter.com/3ZVywYKtg7
— yeee (@idkhonestlyok) July 12, 2019
A Stranger Things Me Explaining meme:
Area 51 Guards: All of us:
YOU PEOPLE. SCOOPS
WORK FOR? AHOY! pic.twitter.com/t2tLSNzcbe
— Purple Haze -// 🦋 (@SinCityCeleste) July 12, 2019
How im gonna enter area 51 Vs how im gonna leave #Area51 pic.twitter.com/ih1MDZmFep
— Im a penguin (@Gabriel_rod12) July 12, 2019
Bruh the government making earth quakes to stop the #Area51 raid? pic.twitter.com/cxFqLZPv54
— Jason (@JasonSalga) July 12, 2019
My alien that I stole from area 51 waking me up at 3 AM asking me how to flush the toilet #Area51 pic.twitter.com/U1rqnFY46b
— 🇲🇽Paco442🇲🇽 (@Paco_442) July 12, 2019
After we free all the aliens from #Area51 then they all start calling Thanos. pic.twitter.com/f3PaXjYCDa
— Benny (@benito27cano) July 12, 2019
when the alien i rescued calls his parents to pick him up #Area51 pic.twitter.com/lcSZHB36MS
— komi-sam (@mskomisan) July 12, 2019
Me when I break into #Area51 to rescue all the aliens: pic.twitter.com/ZTRiz3nTKE
— Patrick ReveronPower (@therealreveron) July 11, 2019
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