Now, a tongue-in-cheek Facebook event has invited people to swarm the military base on September 20 at 3 a.m.
If you've ever wanted to see alien life for yourself, the opportunity may have arrived.
"Although the commonly preferred official name for the facility today is the Nevada Test and Training Range at Groom Lake, both the names Watertown and Area 51 were used as official names for the facility", according to a brief history by the Central Intelligence Agency.
"P. S. Hello U.S. government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan", wrote user Jackson Barnes, following his rather descriptive proposed game plan.
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Social media users are already theorizing what they will see at the Air Force facility.
Attendees will supposedly meet at a nearby "tourist attraction" where they will "coordinate our entry". After all, Area 51 is fiercely guarded by an army of so-called "camo-dudes" whose sole objective in life seems to be to keep trespassers out of the top-secret military base.
Area 51 is a mysterious place which is surrounded by numerous theories and myths related to aliens and UFOs, reports CNN. I just thought it would be amusing and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet.
"My mom said she'd take us to Area 51 or pick us up, but she's not doing both", one person commented. For years there have been rumors that the base is holding aliens and UFOs.
Of course, those who say they will participate in the September raid know their mission won't be easy.