Newspaper clippings

Clipping (1920): writing to Martians using smoke signals

From The Decatur Herald
Published February 26, 1920

A professor suggested using large smoke screens, the size of “the whole state of Pennsylvania,” to communicate to Martians. Another suggestion proposed cutting down huge forests to spell out words, in English, of course. It was suspected that a Martian would “undoubtedly…be able to read plain English.”

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