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Area 51 raid: What is Area 51? Why is the internet going crazy over a supposed UFO base?

THE Area 51 raid has taken the internet by storm with millions of people pledging to assault the US military base on September 20 – but what is Area 51 and why do people think there are alien UFOs inside?

The Area 51 raid organisers could see upwards of two million people storm the restricted area in Lincoln County, Nevada, with another 1.4 million interested in attending. The public event organised on Facebook as a joke and dubbed Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us, aims to break into the supposed hotbed of UFO activity and alien technology on US soil. 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. Let’s see them aliens.”

What is Area 51? Where is the US military base?

Conspiracy theorists and so-called UFO truthers believe Area 51 is a top-secret US military base handling alien technology and spacecraft.


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