Area 51 raid – US military apologises for threatening to scramble stealth bomber on Millennials who tried to storm base

Area 51 raid – US military apologises for threatening to scramble stealth bomber on Millennials who tried to storm base

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THE US military has apologised for threatening to launch a bomber on Millennials planning to storm Area 51.

The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) made a tweet directed at the keen conspiracy theorists – warning that the bomber would be the last thing the “Millennials” would see.

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The tweet read: “The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today…” along with a menacing photo of servicemen and women in front of the B-2 stealth bomber.

DVIDS, a part of the US military’s PR team, warned young theorists that the bomber would be the last thing they’d see if they tried to storm the top-secret area.

Backlash quickly followed, which sparked an official apology on Saturday.

The military unit issued an apology, saying the tweet “in no way” reflected its stance.

It read: “Last night a DVIDSHUB employee posted a Tweet that in NO WAY supports the stance of the Department of Defense.

“It was inappropriate and we apologize for this mistake.”

Area 51 has been at the centre of conspiracy theories – with many believing that aliens exist in the remote location in Nevada, US.

More than one million people responded to a satirical Facebook page saying they intend to “storm” Area 51 on September 20, 2019.

A Nevada sex worker even said she’d make £500,000 after offering discounts to randy UFO fans at the Storm Area 51 event, because it was set to be so popular.

And after California student Matty Roberts, 21, jokingly urged others online to “Storm Area 51” a makeshift festival has raging near the facility.

Last night hundreds of alien believers protested at the security gates of Area 51 waving placards with pictures of ET on them.


On the day of the event, however, 75 people showed up to the military base.

But despite not making it all the way to Area 51, thousands flocked to the Nevada desert for the Alien-themed events in the surrounding areas.

Only a few theorists bothered going to Area 51
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Around 75 people did make the effort to reach Area 51
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