Whether you are a skeptic or a believer in the existence of aliens, you’ve got to love today’s new Google doodle honoring what is arguably the prototype for all modern-day UFO and alien cover-up conspiracy theories.
Sixty-six years ago today, witnesses near Roswell, New Mexico reported seeing flying saucers and a suspicious crash scene, complete with strange unidentified material, and even supposed alien bodies scattered around on a local rancher’s property. Over the years the U.S. government tried to put an end to all the speculation by claiming the recovered materials were part of high-altitude balloons and the accounts of ‘bodies’ and spaceship wreckage were simply crash-test dummies and elaborate hoaxes.
This controversial incident remains today the most legendary UFO incident on record and has spawned countless reports of encounters with extraterrestrials—fueling the imagination of science fiction writers and Hollywood producers alike.
In honor of this mysterious event, Google is rolling out a quirky, interactive adventure game in black and white on its homepage. Click on the alien head that replaces the second letter ‘O’ in the search engine’s logo and users get to help the hapless little extraterrestrial recover parts of his broken spaceship.