The folks at Google had a field day celebrating the anniversary of one of the most notable UFO cases in history. Thanks to Barry Schwartz of Rusty Brick, the animated logo has been saved for posterity.
In early July of 1947, sightings of an unidentified flying object were reported, along with crash remnants found near Roswell, New Mexico. While a public information officer from the Roswell Army Airfield initially published a release on July 8, 1947 stating a “flying disk” had been recovered on a nearby ranch, military officials would later claim the found objects to be pieces of a surveillance balloon.
Whatever it was that crashed in the southeastern area of New Mexico started an outpouring of conspiracy theories that have lasted throughout the decades and inspired many documentaries, movies, books, and now an animated Google logo. Now we know the event has clout.
Users can click the play button on Google’s homepage to start the interactive experience that begins with a UFO crashing and leads to a video game where players must collect found objects near the crash site to help the space alien rebuild his ship and return home. Sorry it doesn’t work here, but you can see the game in process.
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