...and so started a panic in 1938! You see, the martians had landed and Grovers Mill, NJ! I'm sure you remember? Orson Welles? Well, as my son lives just a few miles from Grovers Mill, I had a chance to visit the town! Funny how my son lives by one alien landing site, and my daughter by another site- as reported on here: http://www.worldwidesurvival.com/threads/in-search-of-the-blob-visiting-the-filming-locations.3633/ The Orson Welles broadcast created such a panic, that some of the locals actually shot at a water tower that looked suspiciously like the aliens (or alien machine) described in the broadcast! The tower still stands today but is in the backyard of a private residence! The yard is fenced in and, with heavy overgrowth, is a little hard to see from the street. Our first view looked something like this: Can ya see it in there? its tough! As discreetly as we could, we crept up to the fence and got a shot thru the missing slat. Here you can more clearly see the would-be alien invader!: On the far side of the house/yard from where we snapped this pic is an old barn that has been remodeled into a realty office. The office was closed at that time... so we snuck down between the building and fence to get some pictures from the reverse angle. Here (water)towers the monster! This is probably the clearest shot we got. You can tell it is a very old and very odd shaped water tower! Hard to imagine so many people getting into such a panic...but it was a different time back then! And if you were in full panic mode, I could see that... on a dark, misty night...this tower might look like the tripod fighting machine described in the broadcast! The water tower was a little tricky to find and even so was the local park, that has a plaque commemorating the event. When we arrived at the park, we followed a paved path and found that a Scout had done an Eagle project which greatly enhanced the visit to the park! The project was several stations that , as you went along the path, described the broadcast, the ensuing panic and the fallout from the eventful night. My son (an Eagle Scout himself) and I have a fondness for Eagle projects! But, I won't include all the plaques. We were really fighting the sun at this point, and my son did a great job even getting these to show well. We had to use our own shadows to get this one at all: Near the midpoint of the loop, the bronze plaque, depicting events of the fateful night, was on display! At the left top - very faint - it says martian landing site! Then there is the "Tripod monster" and Orson Welles doing the broadcast!