More than one million UFO hunters have pledged to meet and "storm Area 51" to see aliens .
The audacious bid to infiltrate the US secret research base has angered authorities in Donald Trump's country.
The US Air Force has even stressed how dangerous and illegal this could be.
"[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces," a spokesman said in a statement.
"The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets."
Some 1.1 million people are part of a Facebook group which, while it may appear to have been set up as a joke, has taken significant traction in recent days.
Many say on there guards "can’t stop all of us" as they prepare for their incredible stunt in September.
It is thought the group intends to meet at the Area 51 Alien Center in Amargosa Valley, Nevada and then proceed to Area 51 – a classified remote part of the US Air Force’s Edwards Air Force base.
"If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens," one person says online.
Naruto running is a meme inspired by an anime character called Naruto Uzumaki who has a distinctive running style.
But a former UFO investigator for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reinforced the US Airforce's stark warning.
Nick Pope, 53, worked for the British government for years until the MoD announced UFO sightings would no longer be investigated.
"I understand people’s curiosity about Area 51 and about government UFO secrets more generally, and I completely support people’s right to undertake a legal, peaceful protest, but that’s not how this event is being billed," he told Metro .
"Trespass on a military base is a federal offence and people run the risk of getting jail time, a fine and a criminal record. Warning signs at Area 51 even state that the use of lethal force is authorised.
"This is unlikely and guards are only authorized to open fire in exceptional circumstances, such as if they believe they’re in imminent danger themselves, but who knows what might happen if things get out of hand?"
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