Alien enthusiasts actually showed up to storm Area 51 (PHOTOS)

Sep 21 2019, 7:33 am

The day that the internet had been patiently waiting for finally arrived, and thankfully, it ended up going quite differently than expected.

This past June, Matty Roberts, a 21-year-old California college student, created a Facebook event titled ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,‘ which invited people to charge the base in large enough numbers to bypass security.

The supposed joke event urged people to raid the US government facility on Friday, September 20, and as you could imagine, it went absolutely viral.

Originally, millions of alien enthusiasts pledged to storm Area 51, the highly classified US Air Force facility in Nevada, on Friday. Instead, from images shared on social media, it looks like only a few hundred people showed up in surrounding areas.

While the original Facebook event post was taken down, alien enthusiasts still trekked out to the desert to spend some quality time with their fellow galaxy loving friends to enjoy the numerous events, including a music festival, planned around the base.

In photos shared online, you can see enthusiasts dressed up and holding placards and to be honest, the event ended up looking more like a hilarious party than anything else.

Take a look at some of the best shots from Area 51 this week below.

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