Theatre Royale: H.G.Wells' WAR OF THE WORLDS and Other Stories Vol 4

WAR OF THE WORLDS and Other Stories Vol 4 (hier online bestellen)

The story:
Several times in its history Earth has allegedly been invaded by aliens. The so-called Blackwood Project has tried to give evidence of invasions as far back as the 1300s, but also in 1938 and 1953.
The most significant of stories connected with aliens is a story titled "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells which has been used as the basis for many other fictional invasion stories as well as a part of the U.S. government coverup of the 1938 invasion at Grover's Mill, New Jersey. On October 30th, 1938, the United States experienced mass hysteria--most pronounced on the east coast in New York and New Jersey--in response to a radio broadcast put on by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater On The Air. The public reaction has prompted decades of research into mass hysteria, been used as a model by the military around the world to design information warfare against enemy troops and civilian populace, and used as the most compelling reason to protect the public from the knowledge of the presence of aliens on Earth. General Wilson has been conducting an alien white paper. It took him a little while, but he managed to pluck a file out of the morass of red tape over at the Pentagon, and this file reveals the truth of the Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast in 1938. The truth is, there actually was an alien invasion in Grover's Mill. From analyses of eyewitness reports conducted on the 50th Anniversary of Orson Welles' broadcast of "War of the Worlds", it appears that in 1938 it was just a scouting mission, a group ahead of the main alien invasion to evaluate Earth's technological level and what to expect on arrival. The aliens were defeated by the Grover's Mill Militia with the weapons they had on hand. It appears they did not have their "magnetic blister" shields to protect their ships. The cost was high though. There were 38 men in the militia in 1938. Only 4 remained alive in 1988. Orson Welles' radio show though was nowhere near what really happened. According to one eyewitness, "He trivialized one of the great moments of our life. No one really remembered what happened; all they remembered was the damn radio show."
Wells' story, however, was a fictionalized version of an actual invasion.

Sprache: Englisch
Hörkassette - Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 4. Mai 1995
ISBN: 1859981852

Preis: € ???

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