War of the Worlds
The New York Times and other newspapers reported the aftermath the next day. Thousands of Americans believed they were under attack; some had even fled their homes, and police stations were swamped with frantic inquiries from concerned citizens.
Read on for some more examples of such misunderstandings, hoaxes gone awry and embarrassing media misinformation.
Captions by Caroline McCarthy, CNET News.com staff writer.
October 31, 2007 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: The New York Times archives
| Caption by: Michelle Meyers
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