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Originally posted by Gryffen
I have heard this Pantha...andi have the original cast *musical* version of this by Justin Hayward.
gonna listen to it again later...i just love the musical version of it.
Originally posted by Pisky
I think it was just a test to see the reaction of the people to a real alien landing.
Another radio production of War of the Worlds in Quito, Ecuador (on February 12, 1949) used all Welles' techniques, altered to fit the region, with even more horrific results. Actors imitated the voices of government officials, including the mayor who declared women and children should flee while the men stayed to fight. A fake priest begged for God's mercy. This broadcast also terrified its listeners. Many ran for safety, but others began rioting. The radio station pled for calm, admitting the broadcast had been a prank. This embarrassed and infuriated the rioters, who surrounded the station, pummeling it with stones. Appeals to the authorities for help were fruitless. The police and the local army units had been sent off to the countryside to fight the Martians. By the time they were recalled, the radio station was in flames. Twenty people died, fifteen were injured, and $350,000 in damages had been done.