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Man speaks 'Venusian' in vintage BBC clip

By T.K. Randall
September 16, 2015 · Comment icon 20 comments

The footage was part of a TV documentary series about 'free thinkers'. Image Credit: YouTube / BBC
The bizarre footage shows a man demonstrating his multilingual skills to a perplexed Patrick Moore.
Legendary astronomer Sir Patrick Moore was best known for presenting the long-running astronomy series 'The Sky at Night' up until his death in 2012 at the age of 89, but what most people probably don't remember is his stint at the helm of BBC documentary series "One Pair of Eyes" in 1969.
In one episode, which was entitled "Can You Speak Venusian ?", Moore interviewed Bernard Byron from Essex, a 'free thinker' who believed that he could speak in several extraterrestrial languages that had been communicated to him from the planets Venus and Pluto.

In this vintage clip Moore can be seen attempting to maintain a straight face while asking the eccentric pensioner to demonstrate the bizarre languages both in verbal and written form.



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Comment icon #11 Posted by FissionChip 9 years ago
Did they not have hair combs back then? No no, that's alien tech.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Paranomali 9 years ago
That is completely embarrassing
Comment icon #13 Posted by highdesert50 9 years ago
Interesting how this encounter was interpreted at "face value" without derision. Seems our skeptical society has lost that ability to enjoy and perhaps be more accepting of people and events existing a couple of standard deviations from the norm.
Comment icon #14 Posted by psyche101 9 years ago
That is completely embarrassing I know, his accent sounds half Russian, and he just cannot get those vowels right. Venusian sounds ridiculous when he speaks it. I bet even the natives have trouble understanding him.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Kurzweil 9 years ago
Cripes! This reminds me of me when I had to brush up on my Swahili.
Comment icon #16 Posted by psyche101 9 years ago
Interesting how this encounter was interpreted at "face value" without derision. Seems our skeptical society has lost that ability to enjoy and perhaps be more accepting of people and events existing a couple of standard deviations from the norm. What - laugh at disabled people? Seems mean anyway?
Comment icon #17 Posted by Shiloh17 9 years ago
SO, has this guy been debunked, or what?
Comment icon #18 Posted by psyche101 9 years ago
SO, has this guy been debunked, or what? Well.......... Venus is pure hell, so that kinda wraps it up as far as Venusians go. So hot on the surface you would literally disintegrate. That's where the original UFOlogists thought aliens came from - Venus and Mars. They never considered the insane distances involved to other systems. At 17 kilometers a second, it will still take our probe Voyager, which left Earth back in 1977 (to take advantage of a favorable alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) - 70,000 years to reach the closest star.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Shiloh17 9 years ago
Well.......... Venus is pure hell, so that kinda wraps it up as far as Venusians go. So hot on the surface you would literally disintegrate. That's where the original UFOlogists thought aliens came from - Venus and Mars. They never considered the insane distances involved to other systems. At 17 kilometers a second, it will still take our probe Voyager, which left Earth back in 1977 (to take advantage of a favorable alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) - 70,000 years to reach the closest star. I was just being a little humorous, heh.
Comment icon #20 Posted by psyche101 9 years ago
I was just being a little humorous, heh. Time I had more coffee...........


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