Our list of essential gear for Area 51 raiders inspired a lot of discussion and commentary from Military.com readers and we've picked out a few of the best ideas and compiled them here.
A Facebook group called Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us has announced a plan to confront the Air Force on Friday, Sept. 20 and reveal just what the military is hiding in those secret labs out in the Nevada desert.
It's a high risk venture but one that more than 1.3 million people believe will finally answer the questions that presidents from Truman to Trump have refused to answer.
If you're loading up the RV and heading for the desert in September, here are a few more things for your Alien Hunter kit. Bonus: A couple of members raise some interesting points about America's upcoming Day of Discovery.
Be Prepared for Surprises
Admiral Ackbar wants everyone to be careful out there. (Lucasfilm)
In spite of all your team's superior intel, things can get hairy once you're in the field.
Leigh Sampson-Seitz: "It's a trap. It's hangars filled with boring paperwork and S1 clerks."
Things Might Get a Bit Uncomfortable
Never, ever make an entry without proper preparation.
The aliens are going to have some questions about us and you want to be ready.
Steve Marrs: "Bring lots of KY jelly, I hear they love to probe."
Communication is Key
This baby can handle any challenge you might throw its way. (Wikipedia)
You've got to be able to understand whatever language the universe throws at you.
Arnold always knew the virtues of a good cigar. (Fox)
Be like Arnold. Bust out a fine Cohiba after you complete your mission. Snowflakes can suck on their vape pens.
Barry Vedros: "Don't forget the cigars. They always smoke cigars after defeating the aliens. Well maybe this bunch is better off with vapes. 😒"
You Need a Secret Weapon
Freddy the Flute from "HR Pufnstuf" has always had the ability to communicate with extraterrestrials. (Sid & Marty Krofft Productions)
Apparently, there's been a classified tool for communication with the space folk hiding in plain sight for decades.
Chris Bahr: "Don't forget the most essential item of every alien hunter. I can't stress this enough. You'll need to get a special Alien Flute to call out to them. Similar to a leprechaun flute the Alien flute is different in some ways. Mainly the price."
Maybe ESPN and Fox News should team up with Caesars Palace to make this an event that everyone can enjoy.
Robert Ferus: "I just wanted to know is it going to be on Pay-Per-View and are they going to set up a way you can bet on it? 🤔😅🤣😃"
Nothing to See Here, Move Along
Here's a good question: Why would the aliens be hiding out in a warehouse when they could be productive members of American society?
Kathleen McNally: "Geez it's just my families old photo albums in there along with a list of our names and occupations/locations. It's really no big deal. We aren't being held in Area 51, we walk amongst you. Why such hype? We look like people too! 😎"
Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew becomes emotional while speaking about officer Katie Thyne during a press conference Friday morning Jan. 24, 2020 in Newport News, Va. Officer Thyne died Thursday night after being dragged during a traffic stop. (Daily Press/Jonathon Gruenke via Tribune News Service)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The police officer killed during a traffic stop in Newport News on Thursday night was a well-liked young officer who just graduated from the police academy seven months ago, Police Chief Steve Drew said at a somber news conference Friday.
A word that could once not be mentioned in court — torture — was front and center on Friday as a military tribunal prepares to take on the long-delayed trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the confessed chief plotter of the 9/11 attacks, and four other defendants.
"I know torture's a dirty word," defense attorney Walter Ruiz told the tribunal. "I'll tell you what, judge, I'm not going to sanitize this for their concerns."