A detailed account of what took place in Roswell, New Mexico, exactly 66 years ago today may never be released to the public but in the meantime, Google is offering up their own explanation in the form of a Doodle game to celebrate the anniversary.
The latest interactive Doodle pits the player as an alien that has crash-landed on Earth. The object of the game is to help our alien friend get back to his home planet by finding missing pieces of his spacecraft. Players control the alien using mouse clicks and must solve a series of puzzles. Each step you successfully complete gets you one step closer to returning home.
Don’t expect a walk in the park, however, as the simple game actually takes a bit of thought and a little time to complete. That said, it is kind of fun if you’re looking for something to occupy your time. Once all of the components of the ship have been recovered, the alien boards the craft and zips away.
Upon completion, the game gives the user search results based on the Roswell UFO incident of 1947.
The game is loosely based on eyewitness reports of what many say actually happened 66 years ago – the crash of a UFO carrying extraterrestrial life. US officials ultimately said a military surveillance balloon is what crashed but most aren’t buying that story. Over the years, the incident has been a source of controversy that has helped to fuel multiple conspiracy theories.