A Sept. 20 date has been set for a planned raid of the infamous government research base Area 51, but physicist Bob Lazar is strongly urging people not to show up. This strange story first began several days ago when an event page created on Facebook quickly went viral. According to the event description, the goal is to invade Area 51 en masse as "they can't stop us all." Clearly, the implication is that if enough people storm the gates, we'll all be able to breach the security and break through. Whether the motivation is to liberate trapped aliens inside or simply just see what the government is hiding in there, over a million people have now marked themselves as going to the controversial event.

It seems obvious that this whole thing started in jest, but because of how much it's grown, it's legitimately getting dangerous. With over a million people on board, it stands to reason at least some of them will actually show up. Now, one of the most foremost experts on the subject is weighing in, as Bob Lazar has officially responded to the raid on his Instagram account. Not only does Lazar reiterate those trying to break inside will be met with deadly force, he insists it would all be for nothing anyway, as Area 51 doesn't contain what many of us think it does.

"I have to comment on this 'Storm Area 51' thing. I do understand it was started as a joke by someone, but there are a number of people who are actually planning on showing up. This is a misguided idea. Area 51 is a classified research base. There are no aliens or alien technology located there. The only place there was ever any alien technology was at Site S4, south of Area 51 proper. That was 30 years ago. S4 may have moved decades ago or it's possible it's no longer being used for the project. I do not support this 'movement'. The last time someone tried to get in to Area 51 he was shot. This is not the way to go about trying to get more information. What is good, is the interest in the subject - the science and technology. That is what would immediately change the world we live in."

Lazar has been speaking out about his work in top-secret government facilities dating back to 1989. According to the physicist, he had spent some time in Area 51, but much of his work had been done at another facility known as Site S4. Located about 15 miles south of Area 51, this should actually be the primary focus for those hoping to find more information about extra-terrestrial life, if Lazar is to be believed. His alleged work on reverse-engineering an alien spacecraft is explored in the 2018 documentary Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers.

Of course, the government has denied Lazar ever worked for them, and some are quick to write him off as a conspiracy theorist. However, Lazar's claims seem to hold weight when placed under scrutiny. For example, New Mexico's Los Alamos National Laboratory denies Lazar ever worked there, but phone directory records and newspaper articles suggest he really did. He's also provided descriptions of things he's seen which seem to have been proven to be accurate, such as the biometric bone density scanners used to access the top-secret Nellis Air Force Range. Lazar is also credited as being the first person to bring Area 51 to the attention of the general public, although the government did not officially confirm its existence until 2013.

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Certainly, Lazar's comments can't be debated this time, as his warning should be heeded by everyone thinking of going to Area 51. Chances are, it will be the last thing you ever do, and it won't have even been worth it. The fight for information is just going to have to be done another way. You can take a look at Lazar's Instagram post below.

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