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If you’ve come across “Area 51 raid” or saw the phrase trending all over social media this past weekend, you might be wondering what’s been going on over in the United States.
The truth is simple, a Facebook Event made several months ago started one of 2019’s biggest memes after asking the world to raid the controversial military base Area 51, which has long been associated with alien activity.
The raid, which was set to happen on 20 September 2019, was famously titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”.
Though millions of people on Facebook confirmed they would be attending the event, the day arrived with anti-climatic results.
Despite not getting the turnout everyone hoped for, the event still got people talking.
— CBC 🎙️ (@ComicBookCast) September 22, 2019
What we thought the Area 51 raid would be like vs. What it ended up being. pic.twitter.com/DAo3CMY5Z0
— IG@The_Legendary_Ike (@LegendaryIke) September 21, 2019
The whole world waiting for the Area 51 raid results pic.twitter.com/7uh5RJKNPz
— THAT FAKE PILOT 👨🏽✈️🛩✈️ (@bamidele_oye) September 21, 2019
That Area 51 Raid was more disappointing than when we all didn’t die in 2012
— $krrt Cobain (@whiteyjankins) September 22, 2019
“Storm Area 51” ended up disappointing many, but the memes, at least, are still going strong.
My alien, not long after I rescued her from Area 51. pic.twitter.com/RMNIhSC4eS
— Awwwww (@AwwwwCats) September 23, 2019
I guess area 51 raid was more successful than we thought. pic.twitter.com/otlGDSscpb
— You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) September 22, 2019
Me running from Area 51 with a switch that doesn’t have joycon drift pic.twitter.com/MUimpiJ3kh
— Alaik (@alaikzsaindur) September 22, 2019
I successfully stole an Alien during the Area 51 raid. Still trying to get used to eating with it tho. pic.twitter.com/HVUJUPQoce
— The Squadfather (@Nickthepsycho) September 21, 2019
Feature image: screenshot, BlueSkies_HeavySighs via Reddit