The Creepiest TV Hack in History
THE MAX HEADROOM INCIDENT:
November 22nd, 1987 was a pretty normal evening for television viewers in Chicago.
That night, like every night, Dan Roan was covering sports on WGN-TV, Channel 9, then suddenly, the signal was disrupted and screens across the city cut to black.
Engineers at WGN-TV thought their transmitters were failing, they weren’t.
A few seconds later, something crazy happened.
WGN’s broadcast signal had been hijacked in what is now known as “The Max Headroom Incident”.
WGN-TV was able to act quickly and get their signal back. But, Two hours later, it would happen again to another TV station and there was nothing they could do to stop it.
What happens next remains one of the most bizarre unsolved crimes in television history.
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