The Max Headroom Incident Mystery
The Max Headroom Mystery. In November 1987 in Chicago television stations, someone using sophisticated equipment managed to briefly and illegally override broadcast signals on WGN TV and WTTW, even in a medium. That is no stranger to bizarre moments. These were truly bizarre, starting first on WGN TV at 9:14 Sunday night during a sportscaster well quarters finally did on November 22nd 1987 two television stations in Chicago Illinois had their broadcast hijacked with a bizarre video which became known as the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion Max Headroom was a fictitious AI, like television host who had his own movie and TV series and was featured heavily on MTV.
The first single hijack took place on WGN-TV’s nine o’clock news. The screen went black and then showed a person wearing a Max Headroom mask and sunglasses, swaying back and forth in front of a makeshift max headroom like background the broadcast lasted 28 seconds and ended after engineers at WGN switched the broadcast frequency later that night on WTTW Doctor Who aired an episode called horror at Fang Rock.
Suddenly the doctor was replaced by Max Headroom the character in the Max Headroom asked, appeared and swayed back and forth while saying a number of barely audible words that does it. The figure said its voice distorted he’s a freaking nerd. After a moment, he paused a claim. He had made a giant masterpiece for all the greatest world news paper, nerds, referencing, wGNS, acronym and corporate parent, the Chicago Tribune. He held up a glove like the one popularized by Michael Jackson and exclaimed.
My brother is wearing the other one. He then pulled it on saying, but it’s dirty. It’S like you got bloodstains on it. The camera then cut to a shot of a man’s torso and partially exposed buttocks. The Max Headroom mask had been removed and was being held up to the camera.
The rubber extension that had covered the figures finger was stuffed inside the mouth of the mask. They’re coming to get me, the man screamed bend over [ __ ], a female voice responded. The man was in spank repeatedly with a fly swatter, as he screamed the entire Max Headroom hack lasted 1 minute and 22 seconds before signal transmitters were able to black it out. They discovered at the time of the incident. There were no engineers on duty at the WTTW transmitter tower.
Had there been someone there, the signal could have been stopped by the time. They noticed the error. However, the 90 second transmission was over. Eventually the FCC worked out. How the hacker had done it by placing his or her dish antenna between the transmitter tower?
The hacker could have effectively interrupted the original signal. They wouldn’t have even needed expensive equipment, just good timing and positioning. They were also able to pinpoint a location where the video might have been shot. Based on the background of the videos agents from the FCC determined, it was most likely the role down door of a warehouse and tracked it to a district that had warehouses with doors like it. The parties involved are not known and the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion remains a mystery.