by Susan Leighton December 28, 2017 (1428elm.com)
• 1977 was a banner year for signals from extraterrestrials. We received a 72-second signal from the constellation Sagittarius, and a television broadcast from an ET that called himself Vrillon.
• On August 15, 1977, Ohio University’s Big Ear telescope captured and recorded a signal from the constellation Sagittarius for a full 72 seconds. The transmission is nicknamed the “Wow” signal.
• Later that year, on November 26, 1977, Southern Television’s broadcast of the news in the UK was interrupted by what appeared to be a transmission from an alien named Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, who presented a dire warning to the inhabitants of Earth. (see the creepy 7:24 video of this transmission below) It seemed like an ordinary evening news program until half-way through when the signal was hijacked. Viewers heard a voice from another world speaking to them for six minutes.
• Skeptics say that something seems too “Hollywood” about this. One question that springs readily to mind is how did they manage to find an on-air teleprompter so that we could read their dialogue? Rather than a nebulous television broadcast, a real life visual confirmation would better prove that the aliens exist. Also, a being from another world with the ability to travel to the Earth could have picked a more prominent television station to hijack than the remote UK Southern Television network.
In November of 1977, Southern Television’s broadcast of the news in the UK was interrupted by what appeared to be a transmission from an alien named Vrillon. Is this real or just a hoax perpetrated by a clever techie?
“Be still now and listen, for your chance may not come again.” – Vrillon
The WOW Signal
1977 was a banner year for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence otherwise known as SETI. For a full seventy-two seconds, Ohio University’s Big Ear telescope captured and recorded a signal from the constellation Sagittarius.
The transmission was nicknamed the “Wow” signal. To this day it is still mentioned whenever the possibility of life existing on another planet rears its head. This event might be the best candidate to prove that aliens may be out there and listening to us.
While this is the more well-known example of potential contact, another one exists. According to Creepypasta Wiki, in that same year, Southern Television was broadcasting the news when an interruption from an “outside” source took over their programming.
Klaatu, Barada, Nikto
It seemed like an ordinary evening news program, nothing amiss. Until half-way through it, the signal was hijacked and then viewers heard a voice from another world speaking to them.
Tune into the ITN News feed:
Now, while I find this freaky, I do have reservations about it being an actual message from an alien race. One question that springs readily to mind is, “How did they manage to find a teleprompter so that we could see their dialogue?”
Believers could argue that they have the technology, I mean they do come from another star system so they are pretty advanced. Ok, that’s a plausible explanation but it seems to me that it would have had more impact if Vrillon would have just talked instead of making a production out of it.
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