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The radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds

October 30, 1938 United States The radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds is broadcast Contrary to popular belief today, the radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds was not presented as factual news or a hoax. Advertisements ran prior to the performance and during intermission an announcer told audiences “You… Continue reading The radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds

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The 1897 Aurora, Texas UFO crash

April 17, 1897 Aurora, Texas A UFO crashes The cigar-shaped airship and its pilot, “a native of the planet Mars,” were reported to have crash-landed on a local judge’s property after destroying a windmill in its path. The body of the alleged Martian was examined and buried, and the wreckage of the destroyed spacecraft were… Continue reading The 1897 Aurora, Texas UFO crash