On Thursday, September 21, 2017, at about 11:05 AM, viewers in Orange Country, California say their television broadcast was interrupted for about 2 minutes with a breathless “Hitler-sounding” voice warning them of extraterrestrial invasions and the beginning of the Apocalypse. The audio warning was accompanied by an emergency alert flashed across the middle of the screen.
The interruption was broadcast to Cox and Spectrum cable TV viewers. One viewer described the audio feed.
“It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the television.”
Another viewer reported hearing the following announced in a “terrified, breathless voice”:
“The space program made contact with… They are not what they claim to be. They have infiltrated a lot of, uh, a lot of aspects of military establishment, particularly Area 51. The disasters that are coming—the military—I’m sorry the government knows about them…”
Other viewers reported hearing a man’s voice proclaim:
“Realize this, extremely violent times will come.”
Another transcribed a larger section of the audio:
0:12 “…to remind us that God is still in control.”
0:20 “…that’s it for today’s message…”?
0:27 creepy piano
Begin new audio –
0:32″…(unintelligible) extremely violent times (to come/for us/for cops)…”
0:39 “… hard, harsh, hard to deal with, vicious, dangerous, menacing…”
0:45 what does he say here???
0:49 “… when will these self-lovers…”
0:55 “… for, rather than,…”
Authorities are unsure how or who broadcast the warnings. Cox Cable has submitted various unusual explanations including “an end test tone was not sent” and “we received an incorrect audio file”. A similar incident occurred in 1987 in Chicago after pirates hijacked a television station, but no ominous messages were broadcast.