Hollywood and UFOs Pt. 1: From Wells to Spielberg
In 1938 in New York City, soon-to-be-acclaimed-filmmaker Orson Welles delivered his infamous broadcast of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. Many took it seriously and responded in terror. In 1977, up-and-coming filmmaker Steven Spielberg released his uber-realistic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. UFO enthusiasts immediately claimed that Spielberg was channeling the truth behind their beliefs.