UFO enthusiasts have slapped Facebook after the company deleted the mass entry event in Forbidden Area 51, another reason to fuel the ever-popular conspiracy theory of concealing the existence of aliens on Earth. The explanation for deleting the event is that it violated community standards.
"Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" was an event that drew more than two million people who reported attendance via Facebook. The purpose of the event was to bring as many people together as possible into the strictly forbidden area of the US Army to once and for all solve the mystery of flying saucers and aliens inside.
Entry to Area 51 was planned for September 20th, and few nearby hotels have already reported being filled for the period since the event gained enormous popularity. Local sheriff Carrie Lee says as many as 500 tourists can make chaos in the area creating traffic jams and parking problems because the closest township to District 51 has only 5,200 residents.
The Pentagon may also have played a role in Facebook's move after trying to discourage UFO enthusiasts with a statement that "US forces are ready to defend the country and its secrets."
The talk of the event has taken to Twitter following the hashtag # Area51 where many comments that the deletion is a trifle because everyone knows the date and place of the gathering.