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A large number of social media users have reportedly committed to rushing in to the facility at the same time.
The questionable venture, which is scheduled for September 20th at 3am, will see attendees meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center in Amargosa Valley, Nevada before moving on to the base itself en masse.
Entitled 'Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us
', the ill-advised plan, which aims to find evidence of aliens at the base, was first posted up on Facebook by the user 'SmyleeKun'.
As of writing there are 185,000 people signed up to attend and a further 220,000 who have registered their interest, however it is unclear how many of them will actually turn up on the day.
Given that Area 51 is well known for its armed security patrols, it is difficult to imagine what would happen if even a small fraction of those signed up actually did attempt to storm the base.
It is also highly unlikely that the stunt would yield any useful information about the facility.
Suffice to say, rushing headlong through the gates of Area 51 is really not a good idea.Update: US military warns against 'Storm Area 51' stunt
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