Story of the day: Montana TV station broadcasts zombie alert


KRTV (Great Falls, Montana) reports that someone hacked into the Emergency Alert System and announced over the air that “bodies of the dead are rising from their graves.” The station assures viewers that “there is no emergency” and says “our engineers are investigating to determine what happened.”

* Bogus emergency alert transmitted (

UPDATE: Here is the full warning that interrupted a teen cheaters segment of “The Steve Wilkos Show” on Monday:

Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. Follow the messages onscreen that will be updated as information become available. Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous.

UPDATE 2: Station in Michigan also aired the dead-are-rising warning. “Our apologies to those of you who were scared, shocked or confused” by it, says WBUP news director Cynthia Thompson.

* Listen to the hacker deliver the emergency alert (