Social Sciences

The "War Of The Worlds" Mass Panic Never Happened

It's often said that in 1938, a fictional radio broadcast about aliens invading the planet sent Americans into a mass panic. Fortunately, this isn't true. Hear the variety of reasons listeners stayed comfortably in their living rooms during the historic broadcast in the video below.

The War Of The Worlds Mass Panic That Never Happened

It's all media hype.

10 Strange Cases Of Mass Hysteria

From the Salem Witch Trials to the McMartin daycare scandal. (This video mentions the War of the Worlds, but you know better.)

The Science Of Mass Hysteria

Find out why it happens.

Written by Curiosity Staff October 21, 2016

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