Southern Television broadcast interruption
The Hannington transmitter in 2007, from where the broadcast signal was hijacked
|Date||26 November 1977|
The Southern Television broadcast interruption was a
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
The interruption ceased shortly after the statement had been delivered, transmissions returning to normal shortly before the end of a
The broadcast took over the sound only, leaving the video signal unaltered, aside from some picture distortion.