On July 7, 1947, some sort of flying object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. That’s about as much of the story as is generally agreed upon; the details have been the subject of much debate since the initial report of the incident was made public 66 years ago today. As you’re probably aware, there are many people who believe that the what crashed was a flying saucer, and that alien bodies were recovered from the site by the military — followed by the whole thing being covered up, of course.
To celebrate this anniversary, Google has put up an awesome Doodle. It’s a fun two-dimensional interactive game, in which you play an alien who has, of course, just crashed in Roswell and needs to find the pieces of his/her/its flying saucer in order to leave Earth. You can wander around, pick up objects, and use those objects on things in the game to solve a few puzzles. It shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes or so start to finish (if you’ve ever played an interactive puzzle game, anyway), and it’s worth the time. (Hint: Watch the animation as the ship crashes carefully for a big clue as to where to look for the parts.)