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Most People Don’t Know That Aliens Invaded New Jersey In The 1930s

It was October 30th, 1938 and 12 million Americans were tuned into an evening radio broadcast when a “live news update” alarmed them all. “Good Lord, they’re turning into flame!” – Orson Welles reported a Martian landing in Grover’s Mill (West Windsor Township), New Jersey. While it was merely a pre-Halloween prank, a radio adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel, The War of the Worlds, many took the broadcast as fact.

Did you have any idea this happened? If you’re in the area, check out the coffee shop and monument for a fun photo-op. A unique roadside attraction, here are 12 more quirky roadside stops in the Garden State.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.