Have you ever wondered what becomes of old radio and TV programs that are sent out into space 24 hours a day? Do they just fade out and vanish, or do they keep travelling through space forever, perhaps to be picked up by creatures on other planets?
Possibly some of the, weird sounds that we hear are really programs (or commercials) from other planets. It's true that scientific listening posts have put on tape some mighty odd sounds from space which might be from some sort of intelligence somewhere. Some make no sense at all (perhaps those are the commercials).
In the early days of television, some sets retained a picture long after a program was over. Even today, words from a commercial linger after the advertisement has left the screen, and occasionally another channel's picture will appear for a few seconds. But what about pictures that mysteriously appear long after the program has finished?
In September 1953, many television screens in England suddenly carried the identification card and call letters of TV station KLEE in Houston, Texas, thousands of miles across the Atlantic. The image stayed on the screen long enough for several viewers to take pictures of the remarkable occurrence. TV usually fades out after about 150 miles unless helped along with electronic devices and relay stations. In 1953 this was not possible. Even today, transatlantic programming is just beginning. What really startled the TV world was the fact that, when the British broadcasting engineers contacted KLEE in Houston to tell them of the unusual event, they learned that the station had been off the air for three years. Since that time, no KLEE identification card had been shown. Where had the picture been for three years? Why did it only appear in England, and how did it get back from wherever it had been?