US Military respond to "Storm Area 51" posts online
This absolutely bonkers saga continues.
On Saturday, we shared the news that over 600,000 people had joined a Facebook group entitled "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us".
The group went as far as to set a date, where all of the people who had joined the group were due to arrive at the highly confidential military base that is often associated with UFOs.
Now obviously, all of the people who signed joined this group did so in jest (we hope), and weren't actually planning to actually storm Area 51, but this is the internet we're talking about here, so you can never be too safe.
So much so that a spokesperson for the US Military has come out and released a statement, urging people not to show up at Area 51.
According to The Washington Post, Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews released a statement which read: "(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."
She added: “The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets”.
Not a statement I bet Ms McAndrews ever thought she'd have to release, you'd imagine.
We reckon we haven't heard the last of this one...