Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The War of the Worlds


I heard about this story a lot when growing up. On October 30th the eve of Halloween, in 1938, Orson Welles narrated a story called "The War of the Worlds," a story about an invasion of Martians on Earth. At the beginning of the story he explains that it is only a play. But if you missed the first of it, you didn't catch that part and it would be forty minutes before announcing again that it was just a play.  His performance sounded very real, he had fake news bulletins to interrupt and broadcast things they were seeing, like a ball of fire landing on a farm, creatures, etc.  It sounded so real and scared people so bad, the roads were packed, they loaded their guns and hid in their cellars.




Mr. Wells did apologize to America for the incident.


http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/a/warofworlds.htm


1 comment:

Rashelle Burchfield said...

I loved listening to this. He makes it sound so real. Thanks for posting.