It’s still considered by many to be the largest UFO conspiracy to date, the famous ‘Roswell Incident’ from 1947. It’s hard to believe that the event took place 66 years ago, comedies like ‘Futurama’ are still using the incident as fodder for parodies and jokes, making it just as relevant now as it was back then.
Since today is the 66th anniversary Google has released a very well crafted, and interactive, Google Doodle. The doodle is a very short ‘point-and-click adventure game’. In the game users help an alien who is currently stuck on Earth, its spaceship has crashed and only you can help it. You complete the game when you help the alien return home and are met with the search results for “Roswell UFO incident.”
Though it may have taken place a long time ago many people know the famous story. Witnesses reported seeing flying saucers, and other UFOs in the early hours of July 8, 1947. The Roswell Daily Record published the headline, “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region,” the RAAF was the Roswell Army Air Field. The report claimed that officers first recovered a “flying saucer” found on a nearby farm.
Futurama fans know the truth, that the Roswell Incident was caused when Fry and his friends were shot back in time because Fry used the Microwave with metal in it at exactly the worst time.
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