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Emergency broadcast system gives alarming message to daytime TV fans

If you happened to live in Montana and be watching the CW mid-afternoon on Monday you might have had your enjoyable "Steve Wilkos: Teen Cheaters..." programming interrupted with a disturbing message.  The Montana Television Network Great Falls affiliate KRTV's CW station informed watchers that "dead bodies are rising from their graves" across the state.

The emergency broadcast then went on to warn citizens that the walking dead were attacking the fleshy residents of the state, warning citizens not to try to "approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous."

The network apologized for the broadcast, saying it was not authentic and that its engineers were investigating a possible intrusion into the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

While the broadcast was phony it inspired several calls to local police from concerned citizens who believed it to be real, according to the The Great Falls Tribune.  Lt. Shane Sorensen is quoted by the paper as saying, "We had four calls checking to see if it was true. And then I thought, ‘Wait. What if?’  We can report in the city, there have been no sightings of dead bodies rising from the ground."

It is unknown who hacked into the system or what charges they might face.  If the zombie apocalypse had been real, at least Montanans would have been well prepared -- Montana is reportedly the third highest state in terms of gun ownership, with 57.7 percent of citizens being registered gun owners [source].

Source: The Great Falls Tribune

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Who on DT is ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?
By MrBlastman on 2/12/2013 3:41:27 PM , Rating: 5
Well, who? :)

I am.

As Duke Nukem would say, "Let's rock!"

By Brandon Hill on 2/12/2013 3:49:12 PM , Rating: 5
Replace Duke Nukem with Al Bundy: "Let's Rock" :)

By HostileEffect on 2/12/2013 3:59:15 PM , Rating: 2
Hail to the king, baby!

RE: Who on DT is ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?
By Omega215D on 2/12/2013 11:46:52 PM , Rating: 3
Blow it out your a$$

Come get some

Time to kick a$$ and chew bubblegum and I'm all out of gum.

By kattanna on 2/13/2013 11:31:55 AM , Rating: 2
Time to kick a$$ and chew bubblegum and I'm all out of gum.

thats one of my favorites. too bad the sequel didnt live up to the original

So what next...
By sh3rules on 2/12/2013 3:08:13 PM , Rating: 5
My guess is that those in charge at the station will spin it in terms of the "evil hackers" while sweeping under the rug the facts that 1) they need to improve their security and 2) if the hackers wanted to they could've caused some real panic.

RE: So what next...
By Manch on 2/13/2013 10:08:14 AM , Rating: 4
Regardless, what they did was illegal. Funny, but illegal. If they catch these guys, I hope they have a sense of humor about it. They should make them pick up trash on the side of the highway dressed as zombies.

RE: So what next...
By In2Boost on 2/18/2013 12:44:37 AM , Rating: 2
Especially considering how we laud H.G. Wells! =)

What if...
By Visual on 2/13/2013 8:36:43 AM , Rating: 2
If the zombie apocalypse had been real, at least Montanans would have been well prepared.

And what if the zombies were actually able to use guns themselves?

RE: What if...
By geekman1024 on 2/13/2013 1:33:40 PM , Rating: 2
Don't worry, we still have the Plants at our side.

RE: What if...
By wordsworm on 2/13/2013 7:08:04 PM , Rating: 2
I watched the A-Team. I'm pretty sure I know how to outfit a van that'll keep the zombies off my ass.

It's the logical next step...
By DanNeely on 2/12/2013 3:05:01 PM , Rating: 3
... from breaking into highway signs to do the same thing.

Zombie Apocalypse?
By jeepga on 2/12/2013 9:46:44 PM , Rating: 3
Zombie apocalypse? Is that what Obama meant when he said, "We need smarter government"?

By athlonotaku on 2/12/2013 7:16:26 PM , Rating: 2
Same hacker did our local tv station too....

The War of the Worlds
By Rookierookie on 2/13/2013 1:07:53 AM , Rating: 2
Orson Welles wishes he had that excuse back in 1938.

LMAO You gotta love it
By topkill on 2/13/2013 9:35:49 PM , Rating: 2
Oh come gotta love something this EFF'ing stupid. LOL

Montana Gun Registration?
By HangFire on 2/14/2013 12:41:34 PM , Rating: 2
Since Montana has NO gun registration- or gun owner registration- so in fact, Montana has 0% registered gun owners.

Registration is limited to states like Illinois and Massachusetts, and maybe soon Maryland. But not yet Maryland.

However there are many in the media who like to use the term "registered", I suppose to get people used to the idea that this should be the norm? Or maybe the media keeps abusing this term because it is clueless. I don't know which idea is scarier.

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