posted on Oct, 28 2010 @ 01:55 PM
I gave a pretty full account of this curiosity in another thread on the subject. I was actually involved in an *investigation* into it to try and find
out who was at the root of it all. I've had a look through my posts and can't find the original entry so i will surmise here..
The transmission was not some local event as is often claimed. It covered Kent Surrey Hampshire and parts of Berkshire as far North as reading ,
South West to Portsmouth and East right over to Dover.
The engineers at the transmission stations who had their signal hijacked were totally unaware their signal had been cut into, until they started
receiving phone calls about it.
The Cosmic Cowboys... are a bunch of Erisians inspired by the writings of R A Wilson etc... The Police hate them because they don;t know who they are
or even if they really exist. The signs of the Cowboys are now so widespread they have become, in many ways, virtually meaningless . A whole rake load
of rip off merchant **dance clubs/djs etc* ripped the whole thing off in an attempt to seem *cool*. What started as a way of like minded people
identifying each other became a sale able item emblazoned on a 1000 t shirts the wearers of which, probably don;t have clue what it signifies...The
Cowboys didn't do it, in fact several of them were involved in and around the investigation into exactly who did it.. That might seem a
contradiction in the light of what i earlier said about the group not existing. What i mean is, several people who the Police suspected were part of
the Cowboys were involved in and around the investigation.
We were told from inside sources who would not be named for fear of losing their jobs that... "The idea that it was some students with a tv set in
someone's bedroom that did it, is ridiculous. Whoever did it had access to some pretty sophisticated equipment and one hell of a power supply."
One engineer quoted us, maybe 6 flat bed trucks worth of batteries to generate enough power to send the signal so far if the perpetrators didn't have
access to an industrial sized power supply. Remember here, this wans't one single transmitter cut into as some would have you believe. They took all
the transmitters, South of the Thames, covering almost 4 whole counties. we are talking of an area well over 1500 square miles in size.
When we investigated we were told by the Police that. "The perpetrators had been caught and dealt with and they came from Hampshire". From memory,
it was Rex Dutta via a contact, then searched through the whole of the criminal records for Hampshire dating back to the time of the transmission and
there was absolutely NO trace of anyone being charged with any sort of offense that was commensurate with the one that took place.
A note here. Yes Rex is/was a bit out there, but he could be wholly focused on actual evidence and put aside his own personal beliefs. While I might
not have agreed with him on many subjects within Ufology, he was a thoroughly decent bloke whose knowledge of the folklore of Ufology was/is
encyclopedic.. let me further add, as "eccentric" as Rex might seem, the guy had contacts up the wazoo in some pretty high places. Several of those
who spoke to us only did so because of Rex's input and I am talking about high ranking Police and people in broadcasting. Through Rex, the sort of
people i met were nearly always the likes of Doctors, Lawyers and Scientists from various fields. Eccentric he might have been, however he undoubtedly
had a definite *charm* and even those who thought him barking mad were, more often than not, entirely civil to him, to his face.
To the best of my knowledge the report that was compiled was never actually published. I believe this was mainly due to a schism which had rent the
established filed of UFO investigation in Britain. Essentially it boiled down to a bun fight between the *nuts and bolts* people and the more
*philosophical people*. Remember, this was before String and Membrane theory so to postulate *other realities* was tantamount to heresy for many
The report as far as i know, was heading in a direction of saying something along the following lines...
We can find no method by which this could have been hoaxed by someone outside of the broadcasting world itself unless, they were party to some pretty
advanced equipment and understood how to use it. The stories of it being a prank are merely window dressing to hide the fact neither the broadcasting
authorities or the police have the first real clue how it was done. Neither does there seem to be any evidence that this was some *test operation"
by a country that might be deemed as unfriendly to the UK, to ascertain its' practicality for possible use in a future invasion scenario.
It therefore remains an unknown although, it could possibly have been our own secret services running to a test to see if it was feasible in order to
put in place some sort of safeguard against it being done by outside sources. Remember, the staff at the transmission stations were totally unaware of
the broadcast cutting in, I would guess this would be intrinsic to any test the intelligence services might run, for security and practical reasons.
That is, they needed to know could it be done without the TV stations themselves being aware it was .
As pointed out elsewhere this was not an isolated incident. Brain Hayes, around the same time this incident scoured, during his chat show on LBC had
exactly the same sort of message jam every phone line into the radio station.. I have heard the tape of it and it contains the same sort of message
delivered in the same sort of stilted efx laden voice. In the LBC case, they cut to ads and music the moment it happened so the message was never
heard by the public.
So a hoax?? Well yes probably, but a very very sophisticated one by people who really knew their stuff. It was made light of by the authorities to
hide the fact they were, in private, absolutely bricking themselves about the incident.
So there you have it