The man behind the ludicrous idea to raid the secretive Area 51 and "see them aliens" has opened up on what will happen next to his viral campaign.
"It started out as just a pure stroke of imagination, just funny. I wanted to do something cool out there now, that we have a bunch of people, but I don't want anybody to get hurt," Matty Roberts told KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas.
Roberts, from California, is concerned that some overly enthusiastic fans of the alien cover-up theory from Facebook, expressed willingness to die for the event. He noted that he didn't want to turn the prank into a "military base slaughter" and would like to see "something educational, maybe music and art. That's what I'm working on".
He showed up for the interview in a black cloak with ominous red clouds and a forehead protector, the signature costume of Akatsuki members, a criminal organisation from the hit anime Naruto.
The satirical Facebook event he launched, titled 'Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us', suggests an unorthodox way of breaking in: "If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets."
He was referring to the 'anime' running technique, which implies that a ninja can move much faster with their torso leaning forward and their arms tucked back.