It is a military installation, after all.
Over 1.5 million people have signed up for a joke event called Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us. The event’s slogan is “let’s see them aliens,” echoing a popular conspiracy theory that the U.S. military is keeping flying saucer wreckage, unearthly technology, and recovered extra-terrestrial bodies—or perhaps they are even holding live aliens.
The mass trespass is set for September 20th. While it’s clearly not meant to be taken seriously, maybe some people will turn up for it. Here are 10 good reasons to think twice about storming Area 51.