Google Doodle to celebrate 66th anniversary of Roswell UFO sighting.
Google Doodle to celebrate 66th anniversary of Roswell UFO sighting.Screenshot

Search engine giant Google on Monday commemorated the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident by displaying an animated doodle on its home page.

Google depicted the 1947 incident with a doodle game which showed an alien-like object whose spacecraft crash lands in a Roswell-like ranch. The object of the animated doodle game is to find a right path for the alien to get back to its spacecraft and escape Earth. With a click of the mouse, users can solve riddles and turn objects in the video to helpful tools. After cracking all the conundrums Google shows a newspaper-like headline from Google Daily Record which reads 'Flying saucer spotted in Roswell region'. A click on this fake news headline will display actual search results of the Roswell UFO incident.

In July 1974, an air-borne object was found on a landscape near Roswell, New Mexico. Although US authority insisted that the debris was from the US military surveillance balloon, many theories have been formed around this crash-landing. One of the controversial theories was that the spacecraft had contained an extraterrestrial being. Many had embraced this view when some of the locals claimed they had seen a mysterious flying object around the area.

The incident was reported in the "The Roswell Daily Record" newspaper with the headline "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region," where RAAF stands for Roswell Army Air Field.

The Roswell UFO incident doodle was spotted on the Google homepage of many countries, but did not make its appearance on India's homepage.