Long before television rotted our brains, radio was king and everyone glued themselves to it. Sitting around their noise-boxes in living rooms across America, people lost their minds listening to a mock broadcast of a Martian attack. On Halloween Eve in 1938, Orson Welles and the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network scared the ever-living hell out of thousands of people as he broadcasted the radio adaption of H.G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds (1898). Below is the audio of the broadcast, which changed American radio forever.