A Christian numerologist recently declared the Rapture will begin Saturday, September 23. Now, some residents of Orange County, California are freaking out because a local cable company accidentally broadcast a warning about the end of the world.
Some Cox cable subscribers in Orange County saw an “Emergency Alert” test that had audio of a preacher who was prophesying the apocalypse, reported CBS Los Angeles.
“Realize this, in the last days, extremely violent times will come,” boomed a voice while the screen simply showed an “Emergency Alert.”
Stacy Laflamme of Lake Forest was alarmed wen the strange voice came on the TV, which made her think of Hitler.
“It almost sounded like Hitler talking,” she said. “It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the television.”
People took to social media to discuss what had happened, some believing the message was about the actual return of Jesus.
According to Cox Communications, the alert was supposed to be a routine test of the Emergency Broadcast System, but the original audio for the test seems to have been replaced by an End Times preacher’s speech.
Cox said that it didn’t know exactly how the apocalyptic message got aired, but speculated it might have been a hacker, or simply interference that occurred when more than one local radio station was broadcasting an emergency alert at the same time.
“The radio station that sent the alert didn’t turn off their programming when the alert ended,” Cox said. “For a short time, some heard programming that was on the radio.”
Watch the CBS LA broadcast below:
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)