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Several people reportedly rushed to the "scene" of the events in New Jersey to see if they could catch a glimpse of the unfolding events, including a few astronomers from Princeton University who went looking for the "meteorite" that had supposedly fallen near their school. Some people, who had brought firearms, reportedly mistook a farmer's water tower for an alien spaceship and shot at it.
Initially Grover's Mill was deserted, but later crowds developed as people rushed to the area. Eventually police were sent to the area to help control the crowds. To people arriving later in the evening, the scene really did look like the events being narrated on the radio broadcast, with panicked crowds and flashing police lights streaming across the masses.
Some people called CBS, newspapers or the police in confusion over the realism of the simulated news bulletins. There were instances of panic scattered throughout the US as a result of the broadcast, especially in New York and New Jersey.
Originally posted by PennKen2009
yeah i like how you said it, weening us lol.
If someone did know of a habitable planet they would have published there report ages ago
Originally posted by Ectoterrestrial
And yet they canceled the project. Very odd.
Originally posted by Edn
So how exactly would they know of a planet with life on it? oh and who is they? Considering the majority of Astronomy is conducted by amateurs and projects tend to include a large mix of professionals and amateurs it can be quite hard to hide that sort of thing. Heck I can request time on some of the largest telescopes in the world and go research habitable planets myself. Astronomy is one of the few things that tends to be an open book. If someone did know of a habitable planet they would have published there report ages ago because if they don't someone else will.