New York Is Destroyed! — Orson Welles’ Invasion of Mars

How a radio program caused mass panic in the United States

Edited picture of the planet Mars (CC0 — Pixabay — GooKingSword)

OnOn Halloween night of 30 October 1938, Orson Welles, a 23-year-old actor and theatre-maker, sat down at his microphone in a New York radio studio. On the programme was an adaptation of a book by H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds. Not all listeners of the radio play realised…

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