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NASA warns Mayan apocalypse stories pose threat to frightened children and suicidal teenagers

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Source: DAILY MAIL


December 01, 2012


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    LanaNJ

    over 1 year ago

    6950 Comments

    Groversmille NJ??? lol.

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    LanaNJ

    over 1 year ago

    6950 Comments

    Yup that's it.

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    MarlyB

    over 1 year ago

    5010 Comments

    Also to be fair, radio news broadcasters had a much more theatrical style in those days. However, audiences didn't recognize that Welles was playing MANY roles as were his fellow actors!

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    MarlyB

    over 1 year ago

    5010 Comments

    LonnaNJ, Retleo's reference to "sheeple" is fully evident in the public's reaction to Orson Welles' broadcast of a drama which contained a dramatized news segment. Audiences tuning in mid-program panicked. Welles's imaginative art work put him on the map...

    From Youtube - The entire broadcast:

    "Orson Welles - War Of The Worlds - Radio Broadcast 1938 - Complete Broadcast.

    The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938 and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.

    The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated "news bulletins", which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a 'sustaining show' (it ran without commercial breaks), thus adding to the program's quality of realism. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated. In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage.

    The program's news-bulletin format was decried as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast, but the episode secured Orson Welles' fame."

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    LanaNJ

    over 1 year ago

    6950 Comments

    Good Lord.

    This hype is similar to a tale my Grandfather told me. It was a story about a radio host (Orson Wells I think) whom was broadcasting that the Martians are coming. From what I remember, a listener actually killed himself.

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    Retleo

    over 1 year ago

    5524 Comments

    "Frightened children and suicidal teenagers" huh? Don't forget to add idiots, losers, cult members, potheads, conspiracy theorists and a plethora of other Sheeple who are easily misled and who never fact check the validity of what they read, see and hear. Time to thin the herd once again!

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    MarlyB

    over 1 year ago

    5010 Comments

    What NASA doesn't want you to know is...

    NIBIRU IS EDIBLE!!! :O)

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    mz66

    over 1 year ago

    3856 Comments

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    uncledennis1

    over 1 year ago

    23286 Comments

    Everyone is invited to my crib for Butter Brickle and cigars before the big day.

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    MarlyB

    over 1 year ago

    5010 Comments

    OH NOOOO!!! I JUST REALIZED THESE GUYS ARE SANTA CLAUS!!!

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    Anonymous

    over 1 year ago

    The doomsayer and the debunker ARE the same guy!...Clearly this proves the multiverse exists and there is an external physical reality. (LOL)

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    Anonymous

    over 1 year ago

    Supposed to be at 1111 in the A.M. I'm usually taking a shower at about that time.Guess whoever survives will find my nude body.

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    SGT405

    over 1 year ago

    220 Comments

    And here I just bought a new lawn chair and a sixpack of mikes hard lemonade to watch the final light show.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 1 year ago

    10576 Comments

    So according to the title the apocalypse stories pose threat to frightened children and suicidal teens... what about the adults? LOL

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    Anonymous

    over 1 year ago

    Close to it MarlyB.If it is,he'll be correct one way or the other.

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