The Londonist regales us with this stranger-than-fiction tale about Hugh Mansfield Robinson, a former town clerk who claimed to be an interplanetary psychic. In 1926, when Mars was 8 million miles closer to Earth than average, Robinson paid to have a love letter transmitted via radio to a Martian woman named Oomaruru.
"I am advised by my telepathic friends on Mars that they did not receive our message owing to the layers of rarified air", Robinson explained to the press.
Why would he need to send a radio message since he was conversing with them telepathically? Other than that, this is wholly believable.