CNN: Thousands of people have taken a Facebook pledge to storm Area 51 to 'see them aliens' [Update: US Air Force responds]

HackTheSlash

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The dark twisted part of me wants all 300k people to "mysteriously" disappear without a trace, just to add to the legend of Area 51.
 

EYEL1NER

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I mean, I'm not really taking it seriously because I doubt anything will happen at all. Maybe a few diehard conspiracy theorists are taking it seriously and show up, only to stand around and kick rocks while talking about the "truth" hidden in thre before dispersing back to their tinfoil-lined bunkers or camouflaged campers tucked out of sight somewhere in the mountains.
The USAF should and probably is taking it seriously though. A ton of people are saying that on a specific date they are going to penetrate the facility defenses of a secure site. I doubt the shot-callers are able to kick their feet up onto their desk and say "Nah, they're probably just doing it for the lulz." Any threat, credible or not, gets looked into and evaluated.
 

HackTheSlash

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Even if this were to take place. What do they expect? The military is gonna be all like, "Oh well, 300k is the magic number. They sure got us this time! Open the doors fellas and let them in!"
 

Siggy-P

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I mean, I'm not really taking it seriously because I doubt anything will happen at all. Maybe a few diehard conspiracy theorists are taking it seriously and show up, only to stand around and kick rocks while talking about the "truth" hidden in thre before dispersing back to their tinfoil-lined bunkers or camouflaged campers tucked out of sight somewhere in the mountains.
The USAF should and probably is taking it seriously though. A ton of people are saying that on a specific date they are going to penetrate the facility defenses of a secure site. I doubt the shot-callers are able to kick their feet up onto their desk and say "Nah, they're probably just doing it for the lulz." Any threat, credible or not, gets looked into and evaluated.
You'll probbaly get a few hundred people from around Nevada who turn up for the sake of doing so. If not a few hundred the certainly robably more than you'd expect.

The guards would be in their right to shoot but obviously massacring a bunch of people over a meme even the news are getting in on won't go down well. So they'll probably fire warning shots in the air and round up the people who do come. Or, if the Guards are feeling spicy, they bring out a water cannon.
 

Wetwork

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If anything does come of this, the base will probably just use non-lethal anti-personal devices. Like the LRAD and tear gas. Like, it’s the military- they’re not gonna shoot, they have plenty of less than lethal options
 

DrROBschiz

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Sigh....

If it wasn't for modern physics and the fermi paradox I would actually still be excited at the idea of Area 51 housing dead aliens

Now I basically put this stupidity at almost the level of flat earthers
 

BackwardCap

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Isn't that like, one of if not the most well guarded place on earth? You'd have better luck rushing the white house.
 

Vinci

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How about doing something useful? Like storming the centers keeping kids incarcerated? You’d be doing a valuable service and have less chance of getting killed.
 

P-Bo

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I could have sworn this was an Onion-esque story I read yesterday. This isn't actually fucking real? I'm old, I don't understand meme culture at all.
 
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Kinggroin

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Uranus, get it?!? YOUR. ANUS.




And of course, memes:
I hate those expository memes.

Like, the ET one needs absolutely no words. And it'll still make sense.
 

adj_noun

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This whole thing is a big joke. Nobody's supposed to take it seriously.

except the aliens
 
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Fubar

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Open doors, let them in, close doors behind them.

IIRC Area 51 isn't really used for anything anymore (among other reasons it's just too high profile) so aside from some cutting edge 60s/70s tech not sure what of value you'd find there.
There was just a video released a few days/weeks ago showing a helicopter and plane flying around, plenty of vehicles, people, and some guards patrolling.

I'm not saying there are aliens (lol) but it is definitely still an active base of some sort.
 

Horp

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Thought this was a joke until I saw ”naruto run”.
These guys are serious, why isn’t the police doing something?
 

steejee

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There was just a video released a few days/weeks ago showing a helicopter and plane flying around, plenty of vehicles, people, and some guards patrolling.

I'm not saying there are aliens (lol) but it is definitely still an active base of some sort.
Yeah I figure it's still active (meant the 60s/70s tech as a sort of joke, thinking of Terminator 3..). Though I don't think it's like it was in its heyday when you had crazy shit like the SR-71 and F-117/B2 being tested there, planes that are so out there that they could be confused for alien tech.

Edit: Though i'd love to hear that I'm wrong and people have spotted some newer crazy shit doing flights around there.
 
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convo

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This is one of those stupid things again, that maybe will get those serious people in trouble. Don't think this will call as many people to action as those laughing at the ayyyyy jokes.
 

shaowebb

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It's basically expectation


Vs reality


You couldn't storm something else? Like a drug cartel hideout? They might not actually be able to stop you all
This. One full auto could halt this. A whole base? Stupid people in large groups aint gonna win shit. Plus say anyone at all gets through.
Did they ever consider the locked doors? They gonna run into those and see an alien after they get a concussion but they aint getting "in" even if someone got close to a building. Idiots.