i just went back and listened to this today. wow... such a phenomenally great show... nothing else really compares to it... especially when you try and put yourself in the position of one of the people who didn't know it was just a show... would have been so scary... and heck.. it's freaky enough without even doing that... just taking it as a radio show... it's still incredibly effective... and obviously the most famous radio program ever. caused a big panic from people who thought it was real. definitely go check it out if you never have. it's amazing. and i highly recommend watching the documentary made about it as well; the day that panicked america.
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