If you turned on your radio Thursday night and heard something spooky don't be alarmed; we're not in the midst of an alien invasion.
The Crosley Radio Players recreated the famous The War of the Worlds broadcast. The radio play was performed in front of a packed crowd at Harmony Hall. It also aired on WAXI 104.9.
If you tuned in Thursday and didn't realize you were listening to a work of fiction you may have had the same reaction listeners did 75 years ago.
"The show had no commercial interruptions because they didn't have a sponsor which only added to the realism and in doing that enough people caught onto it late, because people back then channel surfed--just as they do today--got in late and took it as a real news bulletin of an invasion and some panic ensued," says Jerry Arnold, founder and director of Crosley Radio Players.
The West Vigo High School band was on hand for the occasion. Our own Tom McClanahan is one of the Crosley Radio Players and he played the role of a professor.