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Thousands of people have taken a Facebook pledge to storm Area 51

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AREA 51 NEVADA USA JULY 20 2016 Digital Globe satellite image Area 51. The United States Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base within the Nevada Test and Training Range

It appears the person behind the page is surprised by - and anxious about - the amount of interest generated as 313,000 Facebook users as of Thursday afternoon are listed as "going" on September 20.

(CBS4) - Over 475,000 people have RSVP'd to a Facebook event titled "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us".

"If we [Naruto] run, we can move faster than their bullets", the description continues, referencing the Japanese animation in which characters run with their hands and arms straight behind them, theoretically to reduce air resistance.

Conspiracy theorists have always been alleging that Area 51, a secretive USA military base located in Nevada, is home to various alien activities.

So how do these Facebook users plan to enter a government facility where posted signs warn of fines, imprisonment or the use of deadly force?

Area 51 is considered by many to be the American government's chosen location for classified alien research. I just thought it would be amusing and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet.

Will anyone take the "Storm Area 51" Facebook event seriously and actually show up at the heavily-guarded site with 24-hour surveillance?

Area 51 gained popularity following the UFO incident in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.

Though the facility is not publicly accessible, the area around Area 51 is a popular tourist destination, sprinkled with alien-themed motels, museums and restaurants.

Some signs suggest those who enter could be subject to "deadly force." . All of the passengers were given a fine of $650 each and a misdemeanor conviction.

Of course, those who say they will participate in the September raid know their mission won't be easy.

On one post detailing a plan on how to overtake the military base, the event's organizer made sure to note that the group is a joke and in good fun.

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