John Hollenhorst, Deseret News
The CIA acknowledged the existence of Area 51 last year. While it isn't a secret anymore, it hasn't stopped speculation about flying saucers and aliens from many who still visit the area.

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 400,000 people have signed up for a Facebook event to meet up at Area 51 in Nevada to — and we are quoting the event here — “see them aliens.”

What’s going on: The Facebook event — titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” — encourages attendees to run into Area 51.

  • But it won’t be a jog. The event calls for a “Naruto run,” which, according to CNN, is “a Japanese manga-inspired running style featuring arms outstretched backwards and heads forward.”
  • The event is tongue-in-cheek and has inspired numerous memes. However, the event arrives on Facebook at a newsworthy time.
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Flashback: A few weeks ago, U.S. senators — including Sen. Mark Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee — learned about encounters between the U.S. Navy and unidentified aircraft, Politico reports. The classified Pentagon briefing was part of a growing number of requests to discuss UFOs.

  • “If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of,” Warner’s spokeswoman Rachel Cohen, said to Politico in a statement.