More Than 26,000 People 'Interested' In Kayaking From Melbourne To Area 51
Area 51 has always been shrouded in mystery and conspiracy and it seems like decades of wondering what goes on behind those gates and razor wire fences has become too much for people.
A massive event has been organised on Facebook, with more than a million people hoping to run at the secret base to uncover its secrets.
But spare a thought for the more than 26,000 Aussies who have listed themselves as interested in kayaking from Melbourne to the west coast of America 'coz [they] can't afford a plane ticket'.
The bloke who organised the Aussie event has written on the page, saying: "BYO kayaks, should take about a week, someone bring JBL to keep entertained.
"Our stats guy found it takes 546 days to arrive, but y'all know we goin paddle real fast and get their b4 September 20th. When we reach land, we will storm local bus and drive to Area 51.
"If y'all don't live in Melbourne, get here somehow.
"Saturday 31st August we all meet St Kilda Beach for a gnarly sesh. We all getting pissed as, which is great opportunity for group bonding, and then sleeping on the beach, then we start kayaking."
To be fair, sounds like a bloody good time.
Everyone is wondering just how legit this broader desire to storm Area 51 on September 20 will be.
The Facebook event was set up a few days ago and asks people to tip out outside the top secret base in Amargosa Valley, Nevada in the early hours of the morning in order to get into the base.
The event 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."
First up, this isn't something you should do. If you look at most army bases, you'll see signs everywhere telling you that they're willing to use deadly force to keep out people they don't think should be in there.
Secondly, this just isn't something you should do.
It's worth re-iterating that trying to get into armed forces bases - particularly ones where they're hiding saucer people - is a great way to get your head snicked off with a high-powered weapon.
The American Air Force has said attempting to invade an 'open training range' is unsurprisingly a pretty bad idea.
"[Area 51] is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces," US Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews said, according to The Independent.
While she didn't divuldge any specifics, McAndrews added ominously: "The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets."
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