The Athy in Telepathy

In January 1947, a very strange postcard arrived in the
market town of Athy, County Kildare. The unsigned card, which had been posted in Rochester, New York, on 26 December 1946, was addressed to “Athy, town of, and its employees and people present and future on the River Barrow, Irish Free State.” It bore the following cryptic message:
I depend on correct, honest supplementation of this card by telepathy as a thing which will make clear the meaning of this card. There exists a Playing of the Great Things, the correct, the constructive, world or universe politics, out-in-the-open telepathy, etc. According to The Great Things this playing is the most feasible thing of all; but it is held from newspaper advertising and correct, honest public world recognition, its next step, by telepathic forces (it seems), physical dangers and lack of money. Over 10,000 cards and letters on the subject, have been sent to prominent groups and persons all over the world.
Important: A public literature on this playing. Copying the known, out-in-the-open world. The line of thought, talk, etc., rule. The plain and frank. Strangers. The Great Things and opposites idea.
References: In the telepathic world the correct playings. Please save this card for a history record since it is rare and important for history.
The Leinster Leader didn’t know what to make of it:
“The object of the card is difficult to understand, unless it is that if the more startling phenomena of telepathy are what they profess to be then they involve, for instance, a thought transference from an agent to a percipient say, 3,000 miles away. If there should be such a thought transference, it might be interesting to record the extraneous thoughts occupying the minds of ‘its employees and people present and future on the River Barrow.’”
Can anyone shed any light on this? In addition to finding out who might have been behind this, I’d also like to know if any other towns received similarly cryptic postcards from Rochester, New York.
Happy New Year!
Leinster Leader, 11 January 1947


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