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Originally posted by dez
This story has never set well with me. The day before halloween in 1938 orson welles did the infamous war of the worlds broadcast. Rather than signing onto the air and saying "and later this evening orson welles will be performing his story of galactic warfare and the struggle to maintain our existance, tune in, etc etc" they actually began the broadcast by repeatedly interupting dance music as if there were an actual emergency being addressed. We all know what resulted of this. It boggles me that no one concidered the ramifications of doing such a thing like interupting dance music with the story and portraying it as actual events, but then I thought to myself, what if that was the intent. What if this incident was a test to see how the public would react to a hostile invasion. Shortly after, the first reports of UFO's over american skies began. 1942 was the year of the battle of LA. A few years later we have the foo fighters, then Roswell. Does it seem like the government is using media to test our reactions, or possibly prepare us for invasion?