Mars Refuses to Answer Radio Messages (May, 1929)

“Doctor” Hugh Mansfield Robinson was an LLD or Dr of Law in England.  The rest of the story may be found here.

Mars Refuses to Answer Radio Messages

DESPITE numerous efforts to communicate with them, the inhabitants of the planet Mars have thus far been consistent in their refusal to have anything to do with the earth-folks at the other end of the telephone line. The latest evidence of the unsocial nature of the Martians came recently when Dr. H. Mansfield Robinson, shown in the picture at the left, attempted to send a message to a woman on Mars who, he reported, had been in communication with him. Although listeners all over the world were on the alert for her response, it failed to come through.

The instruments employed by Dr. Robinson were an ordinary wireless set and a device which he calls a psycho-telepathic motor-meter. Apparently the science of interplanetary communication is as yet a great deal short of perfection.

5 comments
  1. Zeppflyer says: March 19, 20128:26 am

    Well, no wonder! Can you expect them to answer after they got that psycho-telepathic restraining order placed on Earth?

  2. Toronto says: March 19, 201210:41 am

    Fred Mertz?

  3. Charlene says: March 19, 201212:30 pm

    Did they even have LLDs in England at the time? From what I recall, at this point law was not a university subject in England and was taught basically by apprenticeship.

  4. Hirudinea says: March 19, 20121:04 pm

    “We’re sorry, were invading Venus, please leave a message after the OOGVORGGORFP.” OOGVORGGORFP!

  5. Mick Canick says: March 20, 20125:39 am

    So Mars is getting the message but they are refusing to answer? What did we do to piss them off? We must of kept doing it because ten years later they invaded.

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