Beware the Ides of March. If you are not busy being murdered in the Senate clear your mind and project a message of intergalactic fraternity to other civilizations beyond the stars. World Contact Day, originally convened by the International Flying Saucer Bureau in 1953, aims to generate a collective telepathic signal to transmit into outer space.

They called on participants to make contact by concentrating on the same passage:

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft! Calling occupants of interplanetary craft that have been observing our planet EARTH. We of IFSB wish to make contact with you. We are your friends, and would like you to make an appearance here on EARTH. Your presence before us will be welcomed with the utmost friendship. We will do all in our power to promote mutual understanding between your people and the people of EARTH. Please come in peace and help us in our EARTHLY problems. Give us some sign that you have received our message. Be responsible for creating a miracle here on our planet to wake up the ignorant ones to reality. Let us hear from you. We are your friends.

This message later became the basis of a song by Klaatu (wonder where they got the name?) which was then covered by The Carpenters.

If the world isn’t standing still, a similar message is in play for 2016. Peaceful contact can be made, UTC 12:00pm, by meditation, prayer, intention, thought, consciousness, Twitter and Facebook.