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War of the Worlds

March 8, 2016

For work purposes, I’ve spent more than my fair share of time in Central NJ. Rarely have I bothered to venture out after work, but an early feel of spring made me want to get some fresh air.  Also, I recently discovered RoadsideAmerica.com, and had found some sights. So tonight I ventured out to Grover’s Mill, NJ, known for its role in the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast.

I won’t bother to recap the well-known history of that, but thanks to RoadsideAmerica, I did learn there were a couple of sights to see (All shots were taken with my iPhone 6s and edited in Photoshop Elements.)

Located in small Van Nest Park is a monument to the broadcast:

Nearby (but not publicly accessible) is the water tower that may have been mistaken for a Martian spaceship (it isn’t clear to me if that is true or just folklore).

Grovers-Mill-Tower

There is some controversy about whether the panic was as widespread as it has commonly been reported.  I refer to an interesting episode of the Skeptoid podcast for a skeptical view of the popular history.  Regardless, it is an interesting piece of American history and I enjoyed being able to pay a short visit to the supposed Martian landing site.

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2 Comments
  1. Looks like your need for fresh air paid off Andy – interesting place!

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  2. It is funny now how could anyone be so naive. Well, when I was a little kid listening to the radio, I thought that when it was shut off, it would pick up at that same place when I turned the radio on again. Eight year old minds….

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