If you religiously follow social media meme pages then I’m sure you’ve come across an avalanche of Area 51 memes. The latest memes talk about “storming Area 51”, which is in Nevada and freeing the “aliens”. What started as a Facebook joke, is now trending everywhere. UFO enthusiasts constantly post about it on popular social network handles.

WHAT AND WHERE IS AREA 51?

Area 51 is a US military base located in Nevada. Conspiracy theorists believe that a UFO with an alien species crashed in Nevada. Speculations have risen that the US forces have been trying to hide this from the public. People believe it is not really a military base, but is instead a facility where aliens are kept. They think multi-dimensional experiments are also conducted. It is extremely secretive and there is hardly any information about it. The public is completely kept in the dark about the purpose of this secluded base.

SO WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?

Almost 1.2 million people have signed up to storm the base and the purpose is to “see them, aliens”. Referencing the popular Japanese manga character Naruto, it is drawing more attention. It claims that if they run ‘Naruto-style’, they can dodge the bullets and enter the place. These jokes have inspired a lot of memes on social media and it is all people can talk about.

MEMES SURROUNDING AREA 51

Memes about aliens and Area 51 has been popular on social media for a long time. Some of the memes are as follows:

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From The Tab
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Taken from Know Your Meme
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From The Mercury News

ACTION TAKEN BY THE US GOVERNMENT

The person who first created the event is admitting that it is simply a joke to get more likes on social media. But the government officials are not taking it lightly. A spokesperson is saying Area 51 is a testing ground for the armed US Air Forces. They are also discouraging anyone from coming near the facility. There are warning signs around Area 51 which makes it clear that no trespassers will be tolerated. There is also a theory that the site hosts an alien spacecraft and the bodies of its pilots.