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Google Doodle Game Recognizes 66th Anniversary of Roswell UFO

July 8, 2013

Google UFO DoodleBy Gilbert Falso :: 12:37 AM

If you head to the Google homepage today, you’ll be greeted by an alien visitor piloting a UFO through the New Mexico night skies.

Fear not, this little green man means you no harm – he’s just a Google Doodle game, created to recognize the 66th anniversary of the Roswell, New Mexico UFO sighting.

Hitting the “Play” arrow on the Doodle launches an interactive game, where you need to help the alien retrieve the three missing parts to his spaceship that were lost when he crash landed on a farm.

You can use your mouse to click on the areas of the Doodle where you want the alien to walk to. You’ll need to pick up some objects along the way to help your martian piece his ship back together.

Google’s creative little game marks the 1947 Roswell UFO incident, when an unidentified airborne object crashed on a farm near Roswell, New Mexico. Many theories abound about what happened that night, but the most famous theory is that the object was a spacecraft containing extraterrestrial life.

Since the 1970s, the Roswell incident has been the subject of much controversy and conspiracy theories about the government covering up evidence of extraterrestrial life.

The United States government maintains that the debris recovered from Roswell were parts of an experimental high-altitude surveillance balloon belonging to what was then a classified military program.