Orson Wells 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio show caused massive Panic...End of the world!

by Witness 007 4 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    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.

  • sacolton
    sacolton

    It's true. If the broadcast hadn't interrupted the show to inform those who arrived late to listen to the "news" that it was not real, but only a re-telling of "War of the Worlds" with a modern theme ... there would have been mass suicides to avoid being captured by the martians. You can listen to the actual broadcast on YouTube and judge for yourself how you might have reacted if you didn't know it was just for entertainment.

    Orson Welles gives a realistic performance of "War of the Worlds" (1938)

    Beautifully staged with everything from various actors to sound effects brought the horror to the airwaves.

    The aftermath.

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    Sacolton...nice.

  • daniel-p
    daniel-p

    People like Warlock had their guns on their laps.

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    Daniel-p ...he he My point, the aliens are coming! There really are men from Mars bent on taking over the world...in the 1938 pre-war jitters this fear was a release. Hitler said this inncident showed how weak and decadent the west was???

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