There’s a whole lot of talk about aliens on the internet right now, and it’s even driving people to go hunting for extraterrestrials on the web’s biggest adult video website, Pornhub.
In wake of the viral Facebook event about storming Area 51 began making the rounds earlier in July, searches for both Area 51 and aliens have spiked on Pornhub, according to the site’s internal analytics team.
Since July 12, searches for Area 51 have taken off like a rocket to Mars. Between July 12 and July 16, there have been more than 160,000 total searches with nearly 59,000 searches logged on Tuesday, July 16.
The man who started the viral ‘Storm Area 51’ internet craze has broken cover and owned up to the ‘joke’ in a TV interview.
Matty Roberts, who did not reveal his age or home town, told Nevada’s KLAS-TV via video call on Wednesday he was amazed at how his hoax took off.
‘I posted it on like June 27th and it was kind of a joke,’ Roberts said.
Everyone’s talking about Area 51 because of a satirical Facebook page where a million actual people signed up to storm the Nevada site to “see them aliens.”It was all a joke! Storming a classified government site en masse is kind of a big lift and also very dangerous and illegal … right, guys?But whether it’s the location’s secretive aura, the trendiness of conspiracies and unsolved mysteries or a secret collective desire to, you know, actually see them aliens, people are still fascinated. We’re not saying Area 51 is going to be the next hot tourist destination, but if you were to visit for non-nefarious reasons, here’s what you’d find.
A company called Area15, which operates a shopping mall and runs live immersive experiences, is planning to live streaming the assault on the ‘top-secret’ military base after their curiosity was piqued.
An online campaign inviting alien enthusiasts to don their tinfoil hats and storm Area 51 will now be live-streamed across the internet.
The ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’ Facebook event is scheduled to take place on September 20 and has now attracted 1.3 million UFO conspiracy theorists.