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Hidden History Southern Television broadcast interruption


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I stumbled upon this today, and it's something I've never heard of before. Most of you probably know about the Max Headroom broadcast 1987 Chicago. However, there was an earlier event like this in the UK:

The Southern Television broadcast interruption was a broadcast signal intrusion that occurred on November 26, 1977, in parts of southern England in the United Kingdom. The audio of a Southern Television broadcast was replaced by a voice claiming to represent the 'Ashtar Galactic Command,' delivering a message instructing humanity to abandon its weapons in order to participate in a 'future awakening' and 'achieve a higher state of evolution.' The broadcast resumed its regular programming after six minutes.

Subsequent investigations revealed that the Independent Broadcasting Authority's Hannington transmitter had rebroadcast the signal from a small but nearby unauthorised transmitter, rather than the intended source at Rowridge transmitting station. The perpetrator of the hoax was never identified.

The incident prompted hundreds of phone calls from concerned members of the public and was widely covered in British and American newspapers. These are sometimes contradictory, such as differing accounts of the speaker's name and the wording of their message.


"This is the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you. For many years you have seen us as lights in the skies. We speak to you now in peace and wisdom as we have done to your brothers and sisters all over this, your planet Earth. We come to warn you of the destiny of your race and your world so that you may communicate to your fellow beings the course you must take to avoid the disaster which threatens your world, and the beings on our worlds around you.

This is in order that you may share in the great awakening, as the planet passes into the New Age of Aquarius. The New Age can be a time of great peace and evolution for your race, but only if your rulers are made aware of the evil forces that can overshadow their judgments. Be still now and listen, for your chance may not come again. All your weapons of evil must be removed. The time for conflict is now past and the race of which you are a part may proceed to the higher stages of its evolution if you show yourselves worthy to do this.

You have but a short time to learn to live together in peace and goodwill. Small groups all over the planet are learning this, and exist to pass on the light of the dawning New Age to you all. You are free to accept or reject their teachings, but only those who learn to live in peace will pass to the higher realms of spiritual evolution. Hear now the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you.

Be aware also that there are many false prophets and guides operating in your world. They will suck your energy from you – the energy you call money and will put it to evil ends and give you worthless dross in return. Your inner divine self will protect you from this. You must learn to be sensitive to the voice within that can tell you what is truth, and what is confusion, chaos and untruth. Learn to listen to the voice of truth which is within you and you will lead yourselves onto the path of evolution.

This is our message to our dear friends. We have watched you growing for many years as you too have watched our lights in your skies. You know now that we are here, and that there are more beings on and around your Earth than your scientists admit. We are deeply concerned about you and your path towards the light and will do all we can to help you. Have no fear, seek only to know yourselves, and live in harmony with the ways of your planet Earth. We of the Ashtar Galactic Command thank you for your attention. We are now leaving the plane of your existence. May you be blessed by the supreme love and truth of the cosmos."
Anyone ever heard of this?


Pretty famous this one man.
I must have been living under a rock. I've heard the Ashtar name a few times from other places, but never knew about this one. I have much to learn.

There has been a quite a few tv broadcasting hacks, in February 2013, someone hacked KRTV, a tv station in Montana, during a broadcast of The Steve Wilkos Show. The person actually hacked into KRTV’s emergency alert system to warn viewers of an ongoing zombie invasion in Montana. The hacker claimed that zombies were leaving their graves and had already taken over parts of Montana. He advised the viewers against approaching the undead assailants.