The day before the alleged doomsday of September 23 (today), a disturbing message interrupted HGTV in Orange County, California.
The channel jumped to an emergency broadcast screen, and a shockingly loud, grainy quality, extremely terrified voice came on. It said:
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 …
It was found to be a 1997 call to the radio show Coast to Coast AM, from a person who claims to be an ex-Area 51 employee.
Then a different voice came on, and it said:
Realize this: that in the last days extremely violent times will come.
The term means hard. Harsh. Hard to deal with. Vicious. Dangerous. Menacing.
It sounded about as bizarre as the woodsman announcing “this is the water and this is the well. Drink full and descend, the horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within” in Twin Peaks:
According to Gizmodo, a Reddit user discovered the “violent times will come” audio clip originates from a Christian radio program titled Insight for Living with Chuck Swindoll. Their article said:
Cox spokesperson Todd Smith told Gizmodo that the company does not know how many customers were affected and is still trying to determine where the originating signal came from. Cox believes its system got the message after a radio station or multiple stations were conducting their monthly emergency test, which cable networks piggyback on. Usually, radio stations transmit an end “tone” to complete their alerts. However, this time, it seems no such tone was transmitted.
Spectrum did not immediately respond to a Gizmodo request for comment but spokesperson Dennis Johnson told the Register, “We have confirmed that we were fed an incorrect audio file.”
If you listen to the 1997 Coast to Coast call, you could call it the epitome of fear. Whether what he said was true or not, the man certainly sounded terrified. It probably caused terror for certain people to hear this message.
There are a few possibilities: one, people hacked into the broadcast and managed to not get caught, or they let it be broadcast because some powerful people wanted to spread fear. There is no evidence to suggest anyone powerful made this happen of course.
It seems most likely that the station was hacked into. Either the perpetrators are trying to scare people, or they believe what they are trying to say.