Over 600,000 people have signed up to an event called “Storm Area 51, they can’t stop all of us” which invites attendees to gather en masse before going into the air force base, which has long obsessed alien conspiracy theorists.
The satirical event, which is organised on Facebook and is scheduled to take place on 20 September, appears to be a joke given the high security and heavily guarded nature of the base.
The organisers said: “We can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them, aliens.”
But Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews has released a warning to potential trespassers.
“[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,” she said.
Ms McAndrews added: “The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets”.
But she failed to elaborate on specific details around how officials would react to potential intruders.
“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” the event description reads. “If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them, aliens.”