The Storm Area 51 movement has just received another hype boost. Future Las Vegas entertainment complex AREA15 has announced that they will be live-streaming the event, which now has over 1 million people signed up to attend the festivities. "If it happens, we want to watch," declares AREA15 and this might generate some real interest from the casual armchair alien hunters. You can read the rest of their statement below.
"At AREA15, we are curious, too, about what's going to happen on Sept. 20 at the storming of Area 51. We will live-stream the "event" onsite to watch what goes down. Of course, costumes and tin foil hats are required."
The Storm Area 51 event is set to take place on September 20th at Nellis Air Force Base Complex in Nevada. AREA15 will be hosting their event at their site, located near Rancho Drive and Desert Inn Road. It isn't clear where we'll be able to watch online at this time, but an announcement will be made soon. Whatever the case may be, this sounds like a good alternative for the nearly 1 million people who are merely only "interested" in the event.
Area 51 has been operating since the 1950s, but the CIA never acknowledged its official existence until 2013. The site has been a mystery for decades and the Storm Area 51 event plans to the show world that the United States government has actual proof aliens exist. While it certainly sounds like a fun plan, Area 51 is located on the Nellis Air Force Base Complex, meaning it's government property, which also means there are guns and fighter jets ready to take down anyone who steps out of line, even if you're wearing an X-Files t-shirt.
While the Storm Area 51 event was made as a joke, the Defense Department has revealed that they do not see the humor involved. They released a statement over the weekend warning anyone who plans on taking the event seriously by saying, "The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets." This does not sound like a friendly warning, and instead tells the world that Area 51 will probably be a mystery for the rest of time, unless Tom Delonge from Blink-182 finally blows their cover like he's been threatening to do for years now.
A live-streaming event is really a perfect idea for Storm Area 51. Normally, with Facebook events, they say to expect about half of the people who RSVP. Using that logic, there could be at least 500,000 potential alien enthusiasts showing up to the event and ready to party with the Defense Department. It's going to be very interesting to see how many people show up, if at all, but at least we know we'll all be able to sit back and watch some UFO weirdness online September 20th. Speaking of live-streams, some parodies of the event have cropped up online, including a NSFW version based on R. Kelly. You can head over to AREA15 to receive updated on the planned live-streaming of Storm Area 51.