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IN RADIO CONTACT WITH MARS

Wireless Transmissions and Martian Deception

On Halloween Eve, October 30, 1938, actor and writer, Orson Welles established the most famous connection ever between Mars and wireless technology.  But it was far from the most provocative.  The broadcast of H.G. Wells, War of the Worlds (1898), scared the pants off at least one million Americans, especially in the northeast United States.  Orson Welles changed H.G. Wells’ place names from England to New York and rendered the broadcast in the manner of a live eyewitness.  By doing so, the program transfixed its listeners.[1]  Wireless technology in its then most … Read More