British Television Hijacked by the Ashtar Galactic Command!

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From the Series Lil’ History Chips

On November 26, 1977, the people of southern Britain were astonished to find their afternoon televisions hijacked by an entity claiming to be “Vrillon.” (Some television viewers reported the entity’s name to be Gillon or Asteron.)

Hijacking a television signal, even for only 6 minutes (5:10 pm to 5:16 pm) is highly unusual to say the least.  That the hijacker claimed to represent the “Ashtar Galactic Command” is even more bizarre.  

The hijacked signal came from the Hannington transmitter, a type of transmitter that does not receive its signal via cable but rather one that rebroadcasts a signal sent from another transmitter.  Thus, this particular transmitter is much more susceptible to being hijacked than a landline-fed transmitter.

The hijacking was of the audio signal only, with normal video continuing during the incident.  The buzzing voice of Vrillon (or whomever) told viewers that they have only a short time to learn to live together in peace and that “All your weapons of evil must be removed.”  News of the event quickly spread throughout Britain and all over the world.

British authorities were quick to declare the hijacking a hoax that had been perpetrated by someone with a radio transmitter that overrode the television signal.  In spite of the quick explanation, no such hoaxster was ever found, and the perpetrator remains unknown to this day. Unless, of course, it really was the Ashtar Galactic Command!  Today, true believers in the UFO community either believe the incident was a real alien interaction or at least that it might have been.  What do you think?

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Major Dan

Major Dan is a retired veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served during the Cold War and has traveled to many countries around the world. Prior to his military service, he graduated from Cleveland State University, having majored in sociology. Following his military service, he worked as a police officer eventually earning the rank of captain prior to his retirement.