October 30, 1938: Aliens Invade New York!!!

Orson Welles’ 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast has become famous for sparking panic in its listeners. It began with a report of an unusual cylindrical object falling on a farm in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey where a crowd of police and onlookers have gathered… suddenly Martians emerge from the cylinder and attack using a heat-ray… then came “live” news updates detailing an alien invasion taking place around the country… which then lead to a reporter on a rooftop in Manhattan describing giant Martian war machines releasing clouds of poisonous smoke and desperate New Yorkers fleeing and “dropping like flies” … Join FM 92 at 7 pm Saturday, October 31st as we re-visit the Mercury Theater in 1938 and re-broadcast  this infamous program courtesy of the Bates County Museum.