Mars Has Women. And Other Tall People with Big Ears.
Science fiction tells us that Martians are little green men, but in the late 1920s, Dr. Hugh Mansfield Robinson, a psychical researcher, disagreed. They weren’t little at all. The women, in fact, were six feet tall, had “sweet faces” and big ears. The men were seven to eight feet tall. They did, however, wear green.
We Earthlings have long had a fascination with Mars. H.G. Wells famously wrote about Martian invaders in his classic 1898 story, The War of the Worlds (and forty years later, radio listeners believed the story was real).
In 1901, Nikola Tesla believed he received three magnetic signals from Mars at his Colorado Observatory. Seven years later, a Johns Hopkins professor, R. W. Wood, hoped to observe life on the red planet with a new mercury telescope.
And in 1926, the aforementioned Dr. Mansfield Robinson began sending a series of messages to Mars, and claimed to have had psychic communications with a Martian woman named Oomaruru.
It was October 27, 1926, when the doctor walked into the central radio office in London and handed them a message to be delivered to Mars. But first he wanted to know the rate for the 42 million-mile journey. Luckily, he got the “long distance ship rate” of 36 cents per word. That brought his grand total to 72 cents, since his message was composed of just two words: “Opestiniptia secomba.” When the station clerk inquired about the language of the message, Dr. Mansfield Robinson replied, “no known language.”
The station received no reply from Mars.
Still, Dr. Mansfield Robinson hadn’t given up on Oomaruru or her fellow Martians. Two years later, the United Press reported that the doctor was taking another shot at reaching his alien friends. And this time, he wasn’t alone. A young scientist, Professor A. M. Low, was another believer.
“I have a friend who says he has been to Mars and who tells me that all Martian women have two thumbs on each hand,” Low told reporters. “He also says they have x-ray telescopic eyes and already know all about the earth.”
Not to be outdone by Low or his mysterious friend, Dr. Mansfield Robinson added that he had a recording of a Martian love song, the national anthem, and the alphabet. All gifts from Oomaruru, delivered through a medium in a trance. Per the October 22 article, the medium “uttered the strangest noises, including wails and groans and hideous laughter.”
The doctor added that his ethereal body had already traveled to Mars at the speed of light. “I traveled holding the hand of the woman in green,” he told the press. They communicated telepathically, and he arranged to send a message within a few days.
Sure enough, on October 24, the United Press reported that he sent two more messages from a radio station at 2:30 am. The first read, “Mar la oi de earth,” which Dr. Robinson translated to, “love to Mars from earth.” This friendly message was suggested telepathically from Oomaruru.
The second message was even shorter: “Com Ga Mar,” which meant, “God is Love.”
Once again, station operators received no reply.
Dr. Mansfield Robinson was surely dismayed. Fortunately, he received some good telepathic advice from Oomaruru: Go to bed.
His wife also had a few things to say on the matter. “I don’t know anything about this Mars affair,” she told reporters. “I have refused to have the experiments conducted in this house while I remain in it. I don’t know whether anyone encouraged my husband, but there will be no more of that foolishness in this house.”
The next day, an Associated Press article offered Dr. Mansfield Robinson’s simple explanation for the failed communication. The 18,700-meter radio wavelength was too short.
“The Martians were very annoyed that the signals could not come to them,” the doctor claimed. “They were sitting up for hours to receive them. They laugh at our scientists because they themselves have got rid of atmospheric troubles altogether, and yet we have not.”
To date, NASA’s Mars Rover has yet to spot any irritated, big-eared Martians. [Source]
NASA says your height grows on Mars
NASA has found that the height of astronauts increases approximately 3% over the first 3 to 4 days of weightlessness in space. There are many factors that influence each individual, so each astronaut will experience more or less of an increase than others. As soon as astronauts return back to Earth, gravity pulls on them once again and astronauts will typically return to their pre-flight height in a short amount of time. In space, almost all of this height increase comes from changes in the spinal column, which affects body measurements such as sitting height, eye height, standing height, how space suits fit, and much more. [Source: NASA]
CIA's Project Stargate used a psychic to see Mars
In 1984, the CIA conducted an experiment on remote viewing as part of Project Star Gate (or Stargate). The transcript of this experiment, released via a freedom of information request. You can read the whole article here from the CIA's website. Or the downloaded PDF here.
By any ordinary standard, successfully sending humans to Mars would be an astonishing triumph—a world-historical feat for the nation (or corporation) that manages to pull it off first. Talk to the right people, though, and you might be surprised to learn that more than 30 years ago the U.S. military accomplished just that.
Contextual details are scarce in the document, which goes under the unassuming title “Mars Exploration: May 22, 1984.” A brief explanatory note indicates that “the subject” was given a sealed envelope “immediately prior to the interview” but was instructed not to open it yet. During the interview itself, the subject only had verbal access to “[s]elected geographic coordinates, provided by the parties requesting the information.”
In what follows, the conversation jumps around rapidly as the monitor directs the subject to investigate different coordinates, providing no other information. As the subject does, he describes some of the sites of interest that he notices, including a large “obelisk” that reminds him of the Washington Monument, “rounded bottom carved channels, like road beds,” and, most strikingly, “pyramids … like shelters from storms.” In those structures, he finds the shadowy people he had seen before, hibernating. “They’re an ancient people,” he tells the monitor. “They’re ah … they’re dying, it’s past their time or age.”
The Martians - Evidence of Life on the Red Planet By Nick Redfern · 2020
The 3-by-5-inch card in the sealed envelope—which, remember, supposedly went unseen until all these visions had faded—provides some clue as to what the subject was witnessing. Like the dateline of some LSD-soaked cartoon, it read,
The planet Mars.
Time of interest approximately
1 million years B.C.
This is, in other words, a purportedly real record of some real intelligence service’s attempt to visit another world through astral projection while examining its distant past. [Source]