Monday, July 8, 2013

Google Celebrates the 66th Anniversary of the Supposed Roswell Landing With a Game

Posted By on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 9:42 AM

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In a bit of goofy fun that's happening with increasing frequency, Google's latest Doodle (the image that displays above the search bar on Google.com, which changes frequently on holidays across the world) is another animated attempt at celebrating geeky, science culture.

And this time, it's a point-and-click game!

Today is the 66th Anniversary of the Roswell Incident, where a UFO supposedly crash-landed in the New Mexico desert. From the U.K.'s Telegraph:

On July 8 1947, several witnesses reported seeing flying saucers at Roswell, New Mexico.

Suspicion was fuelled after Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) public information officer Walter Haut announced in a press release that a "flying disk" had been recovered that had crashed on a ranch near Roswell.

Witnesses also claimed to have seen alien bodies at the crash site.

The incident soon became largely forgotten until 1978 when physicist and "ufologist" Stanton T. Friedman interviewed Major Jesse Marcel, who had been involved in recovering debris in 1947. Major Marcel claimed that the US government covered up the existence of an alien aircraft.

His claims sparked years of conspiracy theories, which the US government attempted to put to an end with the official 1997 report Case Closed: Final Report on the Roswell Crash.

Google's animated doodles have been rolling through quite a bit lately, with mini-games based on sports during last year's Olympics, a short adventure celebrating Star Trek, a mini-music video for Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's birthday, and so much more — it's almost like they're running out of things to do there, or something.

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