The Air Force is a warning and massive group of UFO enthusiasts against storming Area 51 in Nevada, saying it is "dangerous" for anyone to try to illegally enter military installations or military training areas.
The word of caution comes as a Facebook event promoting the storming of an Air Force training range attracts mass attention. As of Wednesday evening, about 1.5 million people said they were "attending" the "Storm Area 51, They Can not Stop All of Us" event, which is set to take place on Sept. 20.
"The United States Air Force is aware of the Facebook post," Air Force spokesman Laura McAndrews told ABC News in a statement. "The Nevada Test and Training Range is an area where the Air Force tests and trains combat aircraft. As a matter of practice, we do not discuss specific security measures, but any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous."
The Air Force did not immediately respond to a request for further comment from The Hill
The statement from McAndrews is the second time in the past week that she has issued a warning to those planning to "storm" her Nevada base
Conspiracy theorists have over time perpetuated ideas that the government holds secret information about extraterrestrial life at Area 51. Some have also claimed that
According to the Air Force, its Nevada Test and Training Range is the largest contiguous air and ground space available for peacetime military operations in the free world. The range is additionally used for the Department of Energy Testing, Research and Development.
"If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets."
"If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens, "the event description adds.
"Naruto" is a running style popularized by the Japanese anime character Naruto Ozumaki
It remains unclear how many of the people who "attend" 51 in September.