According to an article from the The Orange County Register, social media was in the hots for an emergency alert which was flashed last September 21, 2017 to some Orange County residents who were shocked as this alert flashed on their screens. Stacey LAflamme of Lake Forest was one of the residents who, while watching HGTV channel via Cox Communications at about 11:05 AM, heard a man’s voice was heard on the alert video stating, “Realize this, extremely violent times will come.”
She said, “It almost sounded like Hitler talking. It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through a television.”
Erin Mireles, a Spectrum cable customer, who was watching the Bravo channel, also experienced the said alert. She said, “I was definitely startled, ’cause the volume increased exponentially. I wasn’t alarmed in the sense of thinking something was wrong, ’cause I assumed it was some sort of hack. My channel changed back to Bravo after a couple minutes.”
Cox Cable Spokesman Joe Camero said last Thursday that one or more of the radio stations were conducting an emergency test and that viewers were only supposed to see a typical emergency-broadcast test.
He narrated, “With these tests, an emergency tone is sent out to initiate the test. After the tone is transmitted, another tone is sent to end the message. It appears that the radio station (or stations) did not transmit the end tone to complete the test.”
It turned out that a particular audio feed was bled into the alert, thus, the “end-of-the-world” alert message heard by some of the viewers. The technicians shut down the emergency as soon as possible.
Camero added, “We don’t want to alarm anyone with any false emergency alerts.”
Spectrum cable spokesperson Dennis Johnson said, “We have confirmed that we were fed an incorrect audio file.”
Although it was still uncertain where the audio feed came from, there were speculations that the alert was related to a self-described “specialist in research and investigations” David Meade’s prophecy who stated that catastrophic events will happen this Saturday.
In addition, Meade believes that a certain constellation will be seen in the skies of Jerusalem. This event which was prophesied in the Book of Revelation signals the start of the end of the world according to the Washington Post.