For decades, Nevada’s Area 51 Air Force facility has represented “evidence” that aliens (and their technology) exist and are hiding behind its walls.

In the middle of the barren Nevada desert, there’s a dusty unmarked road that leads to the front gate of Area 51. It’s protected by little more than a chain-link fence, a boom gate, and intimidating trespassing signs. One would think that America’s much-talked-about top-secret military base would be under closer guard but make no mistake. They are watching.

Beyond the gate, cameras see every angle. On the distant hilltop, there’s a white pickup truck with a tinted windshield peering down on everything below. Locals say the base knows every desert tortoise and jackrabbit that hops the fence. Others claim there are embedded sensors in the approaching road.

What exactly goes on inside of Area 51 has led to decades of wild speculation. There are, of course, the alien conspiracies that galactic visitors are tucked away somewhere inside. One of the more colorful rumors insists on the infamous 1947 Roswell crash. It was actually a Soviet aircraft piloted by mutated midgets and the wreckage remains on the grounds of Area 51. Some even believe that the U.S. government filmed the 1969 moon landing in one of the base’s hangars.

For all the myths and legends, what’s true is that Area 51 is real and still very active. There may not be aliens or a moon landing movie set inside those fences, but something is going on and only a select few are privy to what’s happening further down that closely-monitored wind-swept Nevada road. “The forbidden aspect of Area 51 is what makes people want to know what’s there,” says aerospace historian and author Peter Merlin who’s been researching Area 51 for more than three decades.

Reason behind storming Area 51

Recently, a man created a Facebook page named – ” Storm Area 51 ” and more than 1.5 million people have signed up on Facebook to storm the top-secret government facility they believe to house extra-terrestrial life.

The man behind creating this Facebook event was on TV lately, and he confirmed that he had done all this as a joke and he was not aware that millions would sign up for this event.

Matty Roberts spoke to Nevada’s KLAS-TV via video call on Wednesday and expressed shock at how his humor has turned into a viral sensation.

“I posted it on like June 27th and it was kind of a joke,” Roberts said. “And then it waited for like three days and like 40 people, and then it just completely took off, out of nowhere. It’s pretty wild.”

More than 1.5 million people have signed up on Facebook to storm the top-secret military facility on Sept. 20th, with another 1.1. million expressing interest. The Air Force has warned the foolish that they will take all measures to defend the base if there is an attempt to breach its security. Conspiracy theorists have long believed the base houses alien remains and/or extraterrestrial technology.

The man behind the “Storm Area 51” prank.

Area 51 Memes

This outburst regarding ” Storm Area 51″ led to a lot of memes being circulated on social media about the top-secret facility.