Residents of Montana had a rather scary, but humorous, alert flash across their television screens this past week, and fans of the AMC series The Walking Dead have taken to social media to applaud the prank.
On Monday, fortunate residents of north central Montana, who had the luxury of basking in the silliness of daytime television that day, were suddenly subjected to the annoying alert of the Emergency Broadcast System, you know the beep, and told that "dead bodies are rising from their graves."
But before residents watching KRTV , the unfortunately hacked television station, could get to their gun cabinets and prepare for a zombie showdown, the station issued this apology:
Someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System and announced on KRTV and the CW that "dead bodies are rising from their graves" in several Montana counties.
This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency.
Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets.
Of course, The Walking Dead zombie prank had already taken to social media, and yes, YouTube, before the station could contain the damage.