Did A British Television Viewer Capture A Subliminal, Encoded Message?

A hoax? Subliminal HMV advertising? Or the passing of a ciphered message? It’s anyone’s guess. Who Forted? writes:

A television viewer thought he noticed something odd flash across the screen last evening, and lucky for us, his DVR was running and he was able to post the strange capture…a “very weird subliminal message”.

The flash, which was broadcast on Comedy Central during a commercial break, contains a huge block of text impossible to read unless paused, with several of the words highlighted as though important. Even weirder is that it seems to be an ode to financially troubled record store HMV. The highlighted words are VOICE, MEMORIES, COLLECTION, JOY, EXPERIENCE, and PROGRESS.

Some [believe] the bits could be part of a modern day “numbers station”, a sort of updated version of the radio signals used by spies to relay information to those who knew how to decipher it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

    Start watching for a false flag.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wrenja-Czaczkes/100000276829636 Wrenja Czaczkes

      really? a false flag attack because someone inserted their love for HMV in a show? Really. 😐

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

        Well no need to get cantankerous. I was half joking really. Good for a few chuckles, that’s about it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

        Well no need to get cantankerous. I was half joking really. Good for a few chuckles, that’s about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1369029014 Nathan Blakesley

    This looks familiar, almost like something from a monologue or short story. My guess is someone that does the programming for the station or whatever slipped it in as some kinda ‘ode to the store’, as it reads a bit like ‘the internet has killed the record store’, which is a pretty common lamentation, among subcultures in the last generation or two.

  • Guest

    Honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if this had to do with the Easy Street Records that was shut down on Queen Anne in Seattle. I can’t imagine anyone pining for an HMV, But Easy Street? Absolutely :(

  • kowalityjesus

    I’m sure most of you have seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HiT5qYb27Y more eerie implications, I feel like Icarus

    • https://sites.google.com/site/themattprather Matt Prather

      Thanks for sharing this. Sincerely.

      • kowalityjesus

        Totally fucked. this is something that used to be safely behind the curtain, I guess the authors didn’t anticipate the internet. This goes into the category “never show anyone unless they can absolutely handle it,” which includes 0 of my friends and family. I really appreciate your appreciation.

  • Dingbert

    “It’s a test, designed to provoke an emotional response.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.margerrison Nick Margerrison

    It’s on the comedy channel on Sky. They do it out of *almost every break*. Some of them are quite funny. They’ve been doing it for years. I’ve often paused them to read them during South Park. I don’t think there’s anythink particularly sinister about them.

  • BuzzCoastin

    I love the way the gnats get strained out
    as the camels are swallowed whole

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.margerrison Nick Margerrison

    This chap writes em: http://www.adrianmackinder.co.uk/blog/whats-going-on-then/ Took me two minutes to research. Sometimes conspiracy theorists AMAZE me.

  • DrDavidKelly

    I was under the impression that subliminal messaging was illegal?

  • Sviatoslav Richter

    The truth about Numbers Stations is far more weird than any misconstrued and paranoid TV obsessed screengrabbers fantasy. And by the way, The Conet Project is the place to hear real Numbers Stations. Its about to be re-released in an expanded form: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tcp1111