Saturday 18 August 2012

More on Mars (and elsewhere), from half a century ago

This is a bit weird, but it's from Adam Curtis's blog so one might expect a certain degree of weirdness. He posts a half-hour archived BBC documentary, introducing it thus:
To celebrate today's successful landing on Mars I thought I would show a film of a man who claimed to have got to Mars a long time ago. He did this back in the late 1950s by communicating telepathically with the beings who inhabited the Red Planet. He also claimed that his mother went there on a UFO. And what's more the BBC took him very seriously.
The clipped British accents are as interesting as the subject matter, which naturally includes bog-standard flying saucers, but also multi-faith religious messages. Check it out here:

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