Some Orange County residents were stunned Thursday, Sept. 21, when television programming was suddenly interrupted for about a minute with an ominous message predicting the end of the world. Stacy Laflamme of Lake Forest said she was watching the HGTV channel via Cox Communications about 11:05 a.m. when suddenly an emergency alert flashed across her screen followed by a voice.

“Realize this, extremely violent times will come,” a man’s voice boomed, according to a video of the alert. Laflamme said she was alarmed. “It almost sounded like Hitler talking,” she said. “It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the television.” Erin Mireles of Diamond Bar was watching the BRAVO network on Spectrum’s cable system when her show was interrupted by the alert. READ MORE