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Google Doodle marks Roswell anniversary

Google Daily Record, 66th anniversary, of reports of aliens landing at Roswell, N.M.
Google Daily Record, 66th anniversary, of reports of aliens landing at Roswell, N.M.
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ROSWELL (AP) — Google is marking the 66th anniversary of a New Mexico newspaper’s report of a captured “flying saucer” with an interactive Doodle.

The search engine posted Monday the Doodle on its home page. The retro-looking black and white game allows users to help the outer space visitor return to a planet far, far away by locating supplies.

The Doodle loosely is based on accounts from a July 8, 1947 Roswell Daily Record story that reported that a disk “was recovered on a ranch.” The report also said the Roswell Army Air Field took possession of the unknown craft.

Those reports, and conspiracies around the finding’s cover-up, sparked a popular culture phenomenon around Roswell that annually attracts UFO aficionados to the city to honor the supposed landing.

See it in action below:

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