Matty Robert, the man behind the absurd idea of ‘Storm Area 51 Event’ is frightened and opened up on what will happen next to his recent viral facebook campaign.
“It all started out as just a pure stroke of imagination, just funny. I wanted to do something cool out there, now that we have a bunch of people, but I don’t want anybody to get hurt,” Matty Roberts told KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas.
Roberts, who lives in california is concerned that some overly enthusiastic fans of the alien cover-up theory from Facebook expressed willingness to die for the event. He is frightened and mentioned that he didn’t want to turn the prank into a mass slaughter and would like to see “something educational, maybe music and art. That’s what I’m working on”.
He was dressed up in a black cloak with ominous red clouds for the interview wearing an unusual forehead protector, the signature costume of Akatsuki members, a criminal organization from the hit anime Naruto.
The ‘Storm area 51’ campaign has undoubtedly been blown out of proportion, as just under 2 million people signal their serious intention to storm one of the most highly protected facilities in the United States. The satirical Facebook event he launched, titled ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’, also suggests an unorthodox way of breaking in: “If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets.”
He was referring to the ‘anime’ running technique, which implies that a ninja can move much faster with their torso leaning forward and their arms tucked back.
The interesting and unusual event, scheduled for 20 September, has become the latest Internet buzz. As of the time of writing, 1.8 million users had RSVP’d confirming attendance, while another 1.4 million marked themselves as ‘interested’.
The US military is also well aware of the campaign and discouraging prospective “raiders” against any such attempts. The Air Force, meanwhile, has held briefings on the Naruto running technique, according to Reddit know-it-alls.
Area 51 is a secret and highly-classified US Air Force base in the Nevada desert. It is supposed to be established in the 1950s, but Area 51 was kept in secrecy and closely guarded by the US military. The government only acknowledged its existence in 2013.
Area 51 base is believed to be an alien base, a log running conspiracy theory suggests that Area 51 is where the US government is keeping classified information about alien encounters and even the alien prisoners, however it is a test site for top-secret aircraft and aviation technologies, including the U-2 spy plane in the 1950s and the B-2 stealth bomber, according to US military.
DID YOU KNOW? The guy behind the 'Area 51' Facebook page, which has reached millions, lives in Bakersfield?
We talked to Matty about his actual "raid" plan, social-media buzz, and what exactly is a Naruto Runner? Hmmmm.
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