Was it a flying saucer? Perhaps a piece of US military equipment? The date was 7 July 1947, the day that became known as the Roswell UFO incident because an airborne object crashed into a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. The most popular theory has been the object was a spacecraft carrying extra-terrestrial life. The Roswell UFO incident has, since the 1970s, been the topic of much conspiracy theory. Google is celebrating the anniversary of the apparent ‘UFO’ incident today via a ‘space-trippy’ doodle on its homepage. You can play it as an interactive alien-spacer game!
The search giant’s homepage has taken on quite a ‘spacey’ look today, with the Google logo having been transformed into a spacecraft, or UFO – whatever way you want to perceive it. As for the short point-and-click adventure game, you can play around with an alien and try to help ‘it’ return home to its other planetary abode, wherever that may be …
A US army experiment gone wrong, or a flying disc?
According to reports of the ‘flying disc’ incident from 7 July 1947, the Roswell Army Air base was seemingly involved in recovering the craft, which (according to conspiracies) could have contained four or five bodies.
Check out the following YouTube video to get Google’s take on the situation that happened 66 years ago, as well as a round-up of other news that occurred in the US on 7 July 1947.
Today, Google has brought to the internet world one of its most creative and ambitious doodles yet. Enjoy!
Roswell in New Mexico – museum and research centre dedicated to the 1947 ‘incident’
International UFO Museum & Research Center Alien Coloring Book. Designed and published by David Blair. Image via International UFO Museum Facebook page