It is official. September 20th, 2019 will be the day America finally discovers what exactly is going on at the famous military landmark Area 51. Sort of. For decades, this mysterious facility has haunted conspiracy theorists. It has become a backbone of inspiration for hundreds of movies, books, and shows. We are just as excited to storm the gates of Area 51 as you are, believe it. However, we want to exercise a word of caution: One does not simply walk into Area 51. You are going to need to be ready for literally anything. That’s where Bookmans comes in. We have put together a list of the five most important things you’ll need to storm the gates of Area 51.

Brush up on Pop Culture

There are still about two months before the big invasion, pun intended. This leaves you plenty of time to watch all the classics like Alien(s)Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Starman, Independence Day, Men in Black, E.T., District 9, and more. We also suggest you watch the third season of Stranger Things, as it seems like Dustin, Steve, and Robin know what they are doing while they storm a Russian secret base (or at the very least, read this article by Bookmans Marketing Coordinator Kay).

I’ll be Back… with Weapons

If there’s anything we learned from alien movies, it’s that you don’t go into any room without proper protection. You never know what kind of life form is waiting on the other side of that door. Lucky for you, each Bookmans location sells swords, knives, daggers, and more. You don’t have to go in bare-handed.

Budget Your Break-In

Okay, so after going down the internet rabbit hole, I discovered this article. For many of us Arizonans, Area 51 is a measly few hundred miles away. But if you’re like us, you are going to want to save as much money on your trip as possible. Lucky for you, it’s totally possible to storm Area 51 on a budget.

The Alien Invasion Survival Handbook by W.H. Mumfrey

Should the world go to sh*t after we open the gates of Alienville, you’re going to need to know how to survive this new world. Pick yourself up a copy of this book to cover all your bases like knowing your enemy, protecting your friends, and the best places to bunker down.

A Good Sense of Humor

Obviously, Bookmans does not condone storming into Area 51. Certainly not if you’re a government official reading this. But, we do invite you to check out our Paranormal sections at each Bookmans location. We carry hundreds of different fiction and nonfiction books all about extraterrestrials that can give you all the thrills of storming Area 51 but without all that, you know, being arrested!