People Didn’t Lose Their Shit Over War of The World

In 1938 Orsen Wells did a Radio Broadcast for his story of a Martian Invasion. People were turning in late and thought it was real and everyone started to freak the hell out. Right? Wrong. No one lost their shit over this. That whole story was nothing bust a marketing campaign put on by Wells and Life Magazine, where they coaxed some random mid-west farmer into posing for a picture while angrily brandishing a shotgun