Area 51 memes are going viral thanks to a viral 'Storm Area 51' Facebook event
12 July 2019, 12:36 | Updated: 12 July 2019, 12:42
"The government getting all of our names and addresses after reading our Area 51 tweets..."
If you woke up today and asked yourself "Why is Area 51 trending?", you are not alone... There's a reason why Twitter is overflowing with alien and Area 51 memes, and it's all thanks to a hilarious (yet potentially very dangerous) 'Storm Area 51' event that has gone viral.
What's going on in Area 51? What is happening?
The mysterious Area 51 in Nevada has been the centre of alien conspiracy theories for years and now, thanks to a event on Facebook called 'Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us', word of a mass trespassing at the military base has gone viral. At time of writing, over 400k people have signed up to say that they will be attending the storm taking place on Friday, 20 September 2019 at 03:00-06:00 PDT.
The event description reads: "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. Lets see them aliens."
The whole thing is, of course, a joke set up by a shitposting Facebook group but news of the event soon made its way to Twitter where hundreds of people are now making hilarious memes about aliens, top secret classified information and what the government will do to them if they ever post up to the location in the middle of the Nevada desert.
One post on the page that details a hilarious "game plan" for the event includes an obvious disclaimer: "Hello US government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan. I'm not responsible if people decide to actually storm area 51."
In case you didn't know, the last person to trespass on a site near the hiiiiighly classified Area 51 was shot and killed on sight. Multiple people have wound up dead after attempting to enter the base. So, uhhh definitely don't do this. Stay inside and make memes instead.
Here are some of the funniest Area 51 memes that have gone viral since the internet discovered the Facebook event.
Me explaining to my— tastyana (@tastyana2) July 12, 2019
mom why I need
plane tickets to go
to storm Area 51 My mom: pic.twitter.com/wF17gZkZQk
Dear aliens, your Uber has arrived.
The aliens at Area 51 waiting on that “we outside” text 💀 pic.twitter.com/HJECAOdgp6— Juan Jose 🇲🇽 (@juanjose7_) July 12, 2019
Give me 2 minutes and those guards will be too busy bopping to 'Boy With Luv'.
Me distracting the guards at Area 51 so the aliens can escape pic.twitter.com/CoirEu7I0v— rina🌸🇲🇽 (@mtz_rina) July 12, 2019
It's like Mission Impossible with a LOT less finesse.
Me busting through the roof of Area 51 to free my alien homies pic.twitter.com/GHFwFEoVo4— Java (@SwoleShepherd) July 12, 2019
What's that officer? I'm in Area 51?! I have no idea how that happened!
Me acting like I don’t know where I’m at after being caught in Area 51 pic.twitter.com/vpoJz6r3ex— Javier (@JAVII1ER) July 12, 2019
Aliens at Area 51: *chillin*— dan 🍿 (@manieldad) July 12, 2019
Me and the boys: pic.twitter.com/bBKuF1esQQ
It's a fool proof plan!
Maybe everyone is just breaking in so they can stay there?
us: *arriving inside area 51*— 𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐀 (@LacaTBH) July 12, 2019
aliens inside: pic.twitter.com/FXTjxpnxNh
What if the aliens don't want to leave?
me explaining to— rachel (@pokigod) July 12, 2019
my alien that he
doesn’t have to
stay in area 51
anymore: my alien: pic.twitter.com/8EY1GelSDZ
Ok but how long until the aliens we all saved start acting up and taking over?
Is there a 30 day return policy on my Area 51 alien he be doing too much pic.twitter.com/6uxSk2uMIQ— Casta (@Casta9_) July 12, 2019
You know for a fact that those aliens will get their own back for what us humans did to Thanos...
After we successfully free the aliens from Area 51 and they start calling thanos pic.twitter.com/nasaSOHA5T— noobmaster69 (@aimbop) July 12, 2019
Please don't tell my assigned FBI agent about this.
My alien I stole from Area 51 waking me up at 3am to to ask if I have games on my phone pic.twitter.com/IqON9EvaqW— heritance (@myheritance) July 12, 2019
GIVE! THEM! WHAT! THEY! WANT!
the aIiens at area 51 asking the scientists if they can try fettuccini alfredo pic.twitter.com/N20WgBi8mN— Videos Unusual (@VideosUnusual) July 12, 2019
The government is actually probably shaking right now.
the governments reaction when they saw that area 51 was trending pic.twitter.com/vpIWJNfdsi— Funny Post😂 (@LionZmp) July 12, 2019
If anyone asks where I am, tell them I've left the country.
the government getting all of our names and addresses after reading our area 51 tweets pic.twitter.com/RBpLf1u51f— xavier (@combativetwink) July 12, 2019