Once again, a so-called conspiracy theory is found to have some validity. Snopes rates this one with a green check mark for TRUE.
CLAIM: The night before a Hoboken train crash, an Upstate New York station aired a bizarre and unsettling Emergency Alert System test warning mentioning trains.
That is bizarre in anyone’s experience. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Here’s the TV station’s response:
The outlet also published a brief article about the error on 28 September 2016:
If you were watching our newscast around 6:17PM or at 10:38PM, you may have seen a “Hazardous Materials Warning” crawl across your screen. There is no such warning. The message was an automated test which was not intended for public display. This message originated from FEMA as a test and had the National Location Code in it. Tests should not have that code as it is automatically re-transmitted. We have contacted New York State Broadcasters Association who administers the Emergency Alert System in New York. We are working with FEMA to resolve this. Our apologies for the confusion this may have caused.
At 10:53 PM EST on 28 September 2016, WKTV published a post to their Facebook page indicating a second erroneous message had been broadcast:
UPDATE: Another warning message was sent out in error at 10:38 p.m. There is no emergency. This message originated from FEMA as a test and had the National Location Code in it. Tests should not have that code as it is automatically re-transmitted. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Not long after that, WKTV said there was confusion in a comment on a previous post, fueling more rumors:
FEMA replied that they did not send this out. They will launch a full investigation into how their codes were hacked. WKTV seems to be the only target of this hack. For now, we have disabled the codes in our decoder that trigger this alert. If there is a real National Alert, we will still receive it from the local radio stations we are assigned to monitor. WKTV will cooperate fully with FEMA, providing information about our hardware, software and internet access, and will provide log files from our devices. This information will be helpful to FEMA to track down the source of this hack … We’re in contact with the NYS Broadcasters Association and FEMA.
Although WKTV’s “would you, could you” alert coupled with the next day’s train crash led to inevitable conspiracy theories, the phenomenon was not localized. YouTube users from a number of states shared regional versions of the broadcast, many of which were the first time viewers saw an emergency alert mention the entire United States:
We contacted WKTV’s newsroom to determine whether in addition to an erroneous set of messages, the train rhyme was included. An employee confirmed that the alert aired at approximately 6:18 PM local time on 28 September 2016, and contained the Seuss quote. Although the anomalous EAS broadcast alarmed viewers nationally, scheduled system tests for 28 September 2016 were announced in July 2016.
While WKTV’s unusual message coincided with a train-related tragedy the following day, viewers in areas across the United States received similar warnings during the planned broadcast event, none of whom experienced coincidental incidents or accidents the following day. It remains unclear how the Dr. Seuss rhyme made it into the broadcast.
1. The New World Order clearly engages in predictive programming, where warnings are broadcast in advance of big news events. (((They))) seem to get a perverse thrill of out announcing their dirty deeds in advance.
2. It’s unclear what the agenda was in the Hoboken train crash. Generally, there is some Jew somewhere who is going to make a lot of money out of these events. I’m guessing that the NWO pulled off the mysterious train crash in order to secure billions of dollars in lawsuit money and new train safety legislation.
The mystery of what caused the crash has deepened with a story that broke a few hours ago:
The New Jersey Transit train that slammed into the Hoboken station inexplicably accelerated from 8 to 21 mph in the seconds before it crashed, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 others, the feds said Thursday.
The National Transportation Safety Board said the train was traveling at just 8 mph and that the throttle was in the idle position less than a minute before the Sept. 29 wreck.
But roughly 38 seconds before impact, the throttle suddenly increased and “train speed began to increase and reached a maximum of about 21 mph,” the board said in a statement.
The board offered no explanation for the sudden acceleration.
The engineer, Thomas Gallagher, 48, hit the emergency brake less than a second before the speeding train ploughed into the bumping post at the end of the rail line and then crashed into the station itself.
Bizarre, huh? The general theory explaining mysteries like this one is offered here in this popular meme: