Published: Sun, July 21, 2019

Animal shelter encourages Area 51 fans to "storm our shelter"

Animal shelter encourages Area 51 fans to

If you've spent any time on the internet lately, you've probably noticed more people than usual talking about aliens.

The creator of the viral Facebook event jokingly asking people to storm Area 51 later this year to "see them aliens" has come forward and said it was "pretty wild" how the event created an enormous amount of buzz, according to a new report.

The page now boasts 1.7 million people who "are going" and another 1.3 million who are "interested".

What is Area 51 really?

For starters, it's definitely not a tourist attraction. Millions of people shouldn't have known about this, and the Air Force shouldn't have had to warn folks against doing it.

The Air Force says it does not discuss its security measures and that the test and training range provides "flexible, realistic and multidimensional battlespace" for testing and "advanced training in support of USA national interests".

That project, known as Project Blue Book, was actually based out of a facility in OH, far away from Area 51.


It has spooked Nevada hoteliers and even prompted the US Air Force to respond, telling the Washington Post 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".

Of course, the Air Force has encouraged people to reconsider.

"The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets".

"Adoption isn't that far out of this world!" the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter wrote on its Facebook page Friday.

"It started out as a pure stroke of imagination, something amusing, something cool, but I don't want anyone to get hurt", Roberts said.

"I was just like, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is gonna show up to my house, and it got a little spooky from there".

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