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1938 ORSON Welles' radio broadcast of the HG Wells science fiction novel War Of The Worlds was so realistic that many listeners thought they were being invaded by aliens from Mars, armed with heat-rays.
The meteorite turned out to be a Martian rocket, whose occupants mowed down villagers and state troopers with heat-rays that left their bodies horribly burned and distorted.