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We like to think that when we sit down at home to watch TV that we are safe and alone, and that we have control over what we will see and watch upon the screen. We like to believe that we can pluck out from the air and choose from the various programs that bounce about all around us. Yet, on occasion this sense of control and safety can be rudely violated by mysterious transmissions that come from the dark corners of the airwaves and spew forth with inscrutable messages and bizarre imagery that can startle, puzzle, and scare large swaths of the population who have been subjected to these images against their will. Here we will look at some of the creepiest, mysterious, and unexplained cases of strange TV intrusions that were broadcast by shadowy people or groups with agendas we may never understand.
One of the most notoriously bizarre and mysterious TV transmissions ever occurred on November 26, 1977, during regular news programming of the Independent Broadcasting Authority, over a local ITV station called Southern Television, in the United Kingdom. What has come to be known as the “Southern Television Broadcast Interruption” was a 6-minute long message preceded by an ear piercing  shrieking noise that blasted out from TVs everywhere, followed by a strange, metallic buzzing and then a deep and somber, echoing voice that seemed to have been electronically disguised bellowed out from a person claiming to be an alien from another world. The speaker called himself  Vrillion, and claimed to be a representative of “The Ashtar Galactic Command,” going on to give an enigmatic message, the entire official transcript of which reads:
Quote: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.

Throughout the whole strange, rambling message, the video feed was totally untouched, save for slight distortion, and indeed the news anchor at the time, Andrew Gardner, went on with the report as if nothing was happening, totally unaware that his image was being overlaid with the haunting audio clip. The eerie message ended during a Looney Tunes cartoon as programming returned to usual as if nothing had happened. Not long after, the station apologized to viewers for the bizarre intrusion, and the media quickly jumped on the story. In order to curb the panic that was starting to spread due to the strange broadcast, the doomsayers that were cropping up to proclaim the message as the real deal, and the deluge of calls from concerned viewers inundating the station, the Independent Broadcasting Authority promptly publicly dismissed the whole thing as a hoax, although they also made it clear that such a signal intrusion had never happened to them before. Nevertheless, it was not long before the whole bizarre incident was being reported by news outlets all over the world.
Muddying the waters further and causing even more panic was the fact that subsequent reports changed details of the transcript to make it seem even more mysterious and threatening, and the name of the speaker even was sometimes changed to Asteron or Gillon, as well as other details that were changed in retellings. The story got so sensationalized and exaggerated that even now some details remain obscure, which only further fuels the strange conspiracy theories that continue to surround it.
At the time, the news of the Southern Television broadcast instilled a wide range of reactions in the public. For some it was just an amusing oddity, for others just someone playing a prank, and for still others it was the real deal; an actual warning from an extraterrestrial intelligence. As far as the authorities were concerned, it had all been simply a signal hijacking, with the rogue signal being traced to the Hannington transmitter in Hannington, Hampshire. This particular transmitter was susceptible to such hijackings, as it was using an outmoded method of catching rebounded signals through the air from another transmitter on the Isle of Wight, rather than the more secure method of using landlines. The official stance was that some unknown hoaxer or hoaxers had exploited this weak point and used the opportunity to send out a bogus transmission to incite panic; although the IBA did point out that such an endeavor would require “a considerable amount of technical know-how.”

Despite this official statement, and the fact that it was case closed as far as the authorities were concerned, there nevertheless have been plenty of conspiracies floating about the Southern Television Broadcast. Some still believe that it was truly a signal and message from extraterrestrials, and this dismissal as a hoax only further convinces them that the whole thing is being covered up. Even for those who agree that the transmission was due to human interference have found ways to spin it into a conspiracy. The most popular idea is that the transmitter was hijacked by a UFO cult called the Raëlian Church. The leader of the organization at the time was named Claude Vorilhon, similar to the mysterious speaker’s name, Vrillion, and the message itself seems to fit in quite nicely with the church’s far out teachings. There has also been the idea put forward that the message was actually a coded, encrypted message by an unknown agency for an inscrutable purpose. Although the most likely explanation is that this was merely the work of some prankish radio enthusiasts, that doesn’t make the case any less bizarre. No matter who it was or what they wanted, the hoaxers have never been caught, their identities remain unknown, their goal murky, and the debate goes on to this day.

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Ashtar Command......

The same deceiving spirits from antiquity..

The names give it away.

The forms and ideas come and go throughout all recorded history.

So what do we make of this?

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This is an old one!
(09-30-2016, 08:27 AM)Jimmy Jock Spock Wrote: [ -> ]

This is an old one!

This is fantastic.
Hahaha! We have a cracking sense of humour over here!
For a hoax the message is right though.
(09-30-2016, 08:47 AM)Jimmy Jock Spock Wrote: [ -> ]Hahaha! We have a cracking sense of humour over here!
For a hoax the message is right though.

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