This is pretty fucking horrifying&8230; what a thing to wake up to!
Just after 8:00 a.m. local time in Hawaii today, residents who were awake and watching TV got a banner message flying across the screen indicating that U.S. Pacific Command had detected a “missile threat” to the island and that “within minutes” a missile could be landing there.
Um&8230; what?! Is North Korea on the war path???
Thankfully, it turns out that message was just a (very, very deeply disturbing) false alarm. No missiles, people! Just a glitch in the system.
VIDEO: Hawaii residents also received an emergency message on television warning of an incoming ballistic missile. Officials say the message was in error pic.twitter.com/YWi9K4juDs
— Al Boe BREAKING NEWS (@AlBoeNEWS) January 13, 2018
But thankfully, it was very quickly reported that there was NO missile threat to the island, and the message had been sent out falsely (below):
LATEST: USPACOM says they have “detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii. Earlier message was sent in error. State of Hawaii will send out a correction message as soon as possible.” pic.twitter.com/oIwb5LotmJ
— ABC News (@ABC) January 13, 2018
Glad we’ve taken care of that.
Still, it’s pretty unsettling to see the message in the first place. Is that how the nuclear apocalypse will begin? With a message coming across our TV screens as we all sit at home and wait to be blown to bits in the nuclear meltdown?
Something fitting about that&8230;&8230;.
[Image via Twitter.]
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