DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (October 30, 2020) – In Issue 99 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps is a look at the potential for aliens in outer space – or not.

War of the Worlds original poster – 1953 (Stock images)

Do you believe in what you hear or read in the media?

Many did in 1938 on this day.  That is when Orson Wells narrated the War of the Worlds on CBS radio.  Panic ensued in some quarters.  Soon after, widespread outrage was expressed by the media over ‘tricking’ people into believing the broadcast was for real. 

Sound familiar? 

The broadcast was based on H. G. Wells’ work published in 1897 about a Martian invasion of southeast England, as narrated by protagonist brothers from Surrey and London. 

Here is Cellarius’ celestial chart of the Northern Skies from 1661, showing the constellations based on the Greeks.  Possibly some aliens are lurking out there. . .     

Cellarius’ celestial chart of the Northern Skies from 1661 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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