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Extraterrestrials Interrupt Live TV Broadcast In UK, Deliver Important Message, No Hoaxer Found

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Col. Donald Ware, U.S. Air Force (ret.) passes on this reminder of the time nearly 36 years ago when the Star Visitors took over a British television program and broadcast their own important message for the people of Earth. 

[The transmission] occurred on 26 Nov 1977 at 5:12 p.m. when a strange unknown voice overrode, took over, or super-modulated the TV signals from five transmitters that were monitored by the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) in England. IBA did not detect the intrusion. The 5+1/2-minute message overrode a scheduled newscast read by Ivor Mills on Southern ITV, England, and was heard by listeners as far away as Andover, London, Newbury, Oxford, Reading, Southhampton, and Winchester.

The Southern Television broadcast interruption was a broadcast interruption through the Hannington transmitter of the Independent Broadcasting Authority in the United Kingdom at 5:10 PM on 26 November 1977. It is generally considered to be a hoax, but the identity of the intruder is unknown.

IBA engineers at Croydon, Surry did not hear the override, and at the main transmitter at Southhampton, Hants monitoring system, there was also no evidence of the takeover. A police spokesman told AP and UPI that the message was taken seriously:

“They were frightened and generally scared.”

The voice spoke slowly and deliberately, with a strange inward authority, calm, serene, never scolding. It said:

This is the voice of Gramaha, the Representative of the Asta (Ashtar in some texts) Galactic Command speaking to you.

For many years now 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 worlds so that you may communicate to your fellow beings the course you must take to avoid the disasters which threaten your worlds 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. For many years your scientists, governments and generals have not heeded our warnings; they have continued to experiment with the evil forces of what you call nuclear energy. Atomic bombs can destroy the earth and the beings of your sister worlds, in a moment.

The wastes from atomic power systems will poison your planet for many thousands of your years to come. We, who have followed the path of evolution for far longer than you, have long since realized this — that atomic energy is always directed against life. It has no peaceful application. Its use, and research into its use, must be ceased at once, or you all risk destruction. All weapons of evil must be removed.

The time of conflict is now past and the race of which you are a part may proceed to the highest planes of 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 Gramaha, the representative of the Asta (Ashtar in some texts) Galactic Command speaking to you. Be aware also that there are many false prophets and guides operating on your world. They will suck your energy from you — the energy you call money and will put it to evil ends giving 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 on to the path of evolution.

This is our message to you our dear friends. We have watched you growing for many years as you too have watched our lights in your skies. You know 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 fears, seek only to know yourselves and live in harmony with the ways of your planet earth. We of the Asta Galactic Command thank you for your attention. We are now leaving the planes of your existence.

May you be blessed by the supreme love and truth of the Cosmos.

Southern Television broadcast interruption

A speaker interrupted transmissions for six minutes and claimed to be a representative of an “Intergalactic Association”. Reports of the incident vary, some calling the speaker “Vrillon” or “Gillon”, others “Asteron”.

The voice, which was disguised and accompanied by a deep buzzing, broke into the broadcast of the local ITV station Southern Television, over-riding the UHF audio signal of the early-evening news being read by Andrew Gardner from ITN to warn viewers that “All your weapons of evil must be removed” and “You have but a short time to learn to live together in peace.”

The interruption ceased shortly after the statement had been delivered, transmissions returning to normal shortly before the end of a Looney Tunes cartoon. Later in the evening, Southern Television apologised for what it described as “a breakthrough in sound” for some viewers. ITN also reported on the incident in its own late-evening Saturday bulletin.

The broadcast took over the sound only, leaving the video signal unaltered.

At that time, the Hannington UHF television transmitter was unusual in being one of the few transmitters which rebroadcast an off-air signal received from another transmitter (Southern Television’s Rowridge transmitter on the Isle of Wight), rather than being fed directly by a landline. As a consequence it was open to this kind of signal intrusion, as even a relatively low-powered transmission very close to the receiver could overwhelm its reception of the intended signal, resulting in the unauthorized transmission being amplified and rebroadcast across a far wider area. 

The IBA stated that to carry out a hoax would take “a considerable amount of technical know-how” and a spokesman for Southern Television confirmed that “A hoaxer jammed our transmitter in the wilds of North Hampshire by taking another transmitter very close to it.” However, like the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion a decade later, the identity of the intruder was never confirmed.


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    • Colonel Robert F. Cunningham

      … lots of photos … tolerable background music … and THEN the artificial ‘voice’ spewing the nonsense of love, light and gun-control …

      PURE POPPYCOCK! Then and now.

      Colonel Robert F. Cunningham,
      Aku Press, LLC.

      • Anonymous

        You have shared some interesting info, but this is out of your expertise. Stick with what you know to be true, and if you have doubts, do a bit of research. You seem far too intelligent, to have seen the evidence and still call if “PURE POPPYCOCK.” By the way, what is “POPPYCOCK?”

    • Anonymous

      Nice English voice. This is Ace Decade from the planet Cool. Liberalism does not work. It’s keeps people destitute and ruins economies. Socialism or Communism, what your gov’ts desire for you people keeps you in line and uneducated. You should be free to do what you want and keep your earnings as you see fit. Beware the painted man in the circular room for he is the seller of lies and magician to the blind. Out!

    • Anonymous

      I remember this one in uk. Did something similar in the mid sixties on a much smaller scale blocking out BBC 9 o’clock news for two minutes while wearing my mothers tea cosy ( cover to keep tea pot warm) as hat and dark glasses. against white bed sheet background using monochrome security TV camera. The cold war was on, My message was from “ The Russian embassy” telling people we had taken over the country and to stay in their homes. Had a range of few hundred yards in central London. Detector vans were running all over the place and 5 people turned up at the local police station with bags packed. There was a lot of WW2 war surplus transmitters about and 405 line VHF analogue system simple to break into. The same probably of this 70’s incident., which was nothing to do with me.

      • HereAmI

        We will be round to visit you shortly. Thank you for your IP address.

    • Thane36425

      If that really was from aliens, this is probably an attempt to trick us into getting rid of the only weapons that seriously threaten them and to get rid of reactors that supply us with the energy we need to keep developing, not to mention the possibility of some melting down during an invasion.

      Most likely this was just a hoax since it parrots the agenda of the era to get the West to disarm in the face of the heavily armed Communist enemy.

      • Anonymous

        No trick. Look around you. Everything is dying. One nail left for the coffin is nuclear.

        • Thane36425

          No, that would be entropy. And viruses, bacteria, and socialism.

    • Anonymous

      This actually was a transmission from an alien source. We have several alien technology patents as well as the signal generation scheme used in the saucer and it produces a frequency near the TV stations FM carrier, about 363 kHz off from the center of this band and towards the video carrier. This is why the video carrier was disrupted. An analysis of this event and how it ties into the the alien saucer is presented in the first three bullets of this part of the web page.

      The Source of this transmission can be traced to an alien source because we know the circuitry driving their air thinning hardware that permits them to pass through our atmosphere at supersonic speeds without generating a ‘sonic boom’.

      Also, the validity of the alien message has been established.

      • Anonymous

        I want to know more. Have seen the lights since childhood, and want to know more. Laid low, but ready to come out.

    • Ladyjo

      free book that explains the Alien Presence in our world today. The Allies of Humanity have been monitoring the Alien’s and their Intervention and Pacification program and have give Humanity a set of briefings that Warn, Prepare and Protect our Civilization and our World and Solar System.

    • alan479

      Worthless fear mongering video. If advanced aliens wanted to take over TV there would be no distortion with the video or voice. If the US government or aliens want to get my gun then bring it in.

    • Samuel The Prophet

      I thought I had things figured out until I came across this website which has sent me down a rabbit hole that I can not get out of.

      Smack dab right in the middle of their logo is a very important image. At first glance I thought it was the “Seed of Life” pattern in sacred geometry. It wasn’t until an hour later I realized it was not the seed of life but luicifers version of it.

      It is said that using this pattern instead of the seed of life will separate you from that, that is natural. Its weird that they use that symbol because. The Lucifer experiment typically its beings who do not want or not cable of love and containing an open mind. Which lack in these beings as they are typically greedy or selfish and value the ego. There message would make you believe they have good intentions but I think they say this to lure the weak to take advantage. People arent listening to within, they see the velvet of fog that calls to their ego and tend to dismiss logical thinking (which im currently troubled with since almost believing this council.) What other things have I taken for truth because its what I wanted to hear?

      As much as I would like to believe this is from a being that means good, but the research I put in and the results I found seem to go against my voice within to take as truth. Its possible this being defected, but if he did then he would not vouch for the Asthar Command.

      Listen the voice within!

    • Who dat

      It’s not poppy cock, I remember it happening. I was 11 and home alone, none of my family believed me and none of my friends caught it either. I have believed all these years that I imagined it, it’s fantastic news to know I didn’t. I’m not saying it was aliens but it did happen.

      • Who dat

        How did you get this recording, video wasn’t about and you said the iba didn’t get it, confused?

    • OhioJo

      The Day the Earth Stood Still, anyone?

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