Animal Shelter wants people to storm it instead of Area 51

Area 51 has always been associated with UFO's, government secrets, and extraterrestrials. The air force base in the desert has always been a magnet for conspiracy theorists. Yet now social media event is trying to convince people to storm the facility.

The trouble began when a certain event was posted on Facebook: "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us." The stunt invited people to overwhelm the guards and besiege the facility. The idea quickly blew up and spawned countless memes and image macros on social media.

The event's description stated: "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. [sic]"

However, now an animal centre is using the occasion to try to convince people on the way to Area 51 to stop in and adopt one of their animals. Over the weekend the Oklahoma Animal Welfare posted a picture of some adorable dogs wearing hats fashioned out of tinfoil. The picture was captioned: "Come storm our shelter... We have great animals ready to protect you from the Area 51 aliens. Adoption isn’t that far out of this world!"

The raid is currently scheduled to take place on Friday, 20 September 2019, but the US military has stated that they intend to deter anyone from entering the premises.

US Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews told The Independent: "[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. The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets."

Meanwhile, Air Force spokesman Major Ethan Stroker stated: "The United States Air Force is aware of the Facebook post. The Nevada Test and Training Range is an area where the Air Force tests and trains combat aircraft. As a matter of practice, we do not discuss specific security measures, but any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous."