Halloween Oct. 30 1938. Orson Wells radio show presented a "War of the Worlds" based drama as though it was really happening! UFO's landing in parks, spreading "poison gas' "Death rays" ....during the drama many actors playing radio reporters pretended to be overcome by the gas and died! This lead to MASS PANIC! Hundreds of calls to Police...people claiming to "smell the gas" or see "bright lights in the distance." Many left their homes in terror.
Just goes to show how the human mind can be tricked. The "end of the world" scenario, and UFO's, men from Mars attacking.