Top 10 Creepy Radio Transmissions — TopTenzNet

Top 10 Creepy Radio Transmissions — TopTenzNet

Top 10 Creepy Radio Transmissions 10. The E9 Magnetic Fields Station Each transmission from this station began
with a rendition of composer Jean Michel Jarre’s “Overture Apregiator.” From there the
statement “Forty Four D” was repeated twice, followed by the statement “Again,
Again.” Each transmission then ended with a repeat of the same song. Both of the statements
were spoken in Arabic. Though this station is now inactive, a lot of fabulous folk lore
still surrounds it. Many believe that the origin of the station was an Algerian Intelligence
organization. 9. The Backwards Music Station, aka Whalesong The Backwards Music Station has been picked
up by international short-wave listeners for decades. Ironically, it doesn’t actually
play backwards music, nor does it play whale songs. However, typical reports from listeners
have likened the sounds to whale mating calls or records played backwards. No one knows
for sure who’s responsible for the station, but there are a few working theories. Some believe that the radio signals originate
from U.S. naval bases on the southern coast. This is because the frequencies are similar
to naval frequencies, and some reports have speculated that the station is in Virginia
Beach, Jacksonville or Florida. Others believe that the radio signals originate from England,
where the frequency strength is relatively strong. The third theory is that the Whalesong
signals are actually transnational communications that employ LINCOMPEX. LINCOMPEX is a unique
form of signal communications employed by both defense and commercial industries. 8. Atención Cuban Station Following the Cold War it was easy to access
this station, where the automated voice of a woman speaks in Spanish. The woman keeps
repeating the same list of Spanish numbers over and over in a monotonous tone before
eventually switching to a new list. It’s known as “Atencion” because every transmission
begins with the Spanish word “¡Atención!” Many believe that the station is Cuban in
origin, because on multiple occasions Radio Havana audio sounds would be mixed in with
the number repetitions. This supports the idea that Atencion is a spy station used by
the Cuban government, possibly for communication between Cuban spies living in the U.S. as
refugees and their Cuban counterparts. 7. The Lincolnshire Poacher Station From the 1970s until 2008, the Lincolnshire
Poacher station was one of the most consistent stations discovered. The namesake of this
radio station is an English folk song that plays as a signal interval. The song is followed
by a ten-minute call signal. The creepy rendition of the folk song and the subsequent call signal
are produced by an electronic female voice with a British accent. The prevailing view
is that this station was operated by the British Secret Intelligence Service and broadcasted
from a Royal Air Force base in Cyprus. Considered one of the last true Cold War relics, the
station went off-air without warning in 2008. The station’s message system was so complicated
that for almost 40 years it sent out messages that could be divided into 200 separate groups,
and each group was replayed daily. 6. Yosemite Sam Station This station has only been in operation since
the early 2000s. Each broadcast starts and ends with repeated recordings of cartoon character
Yosemite Sam saying “Varmint, I’m a-going to b-b-b-bloooow yah t’smithereens!” Like
clockwork, the Yosemite Sam station starts every seven seconds following the top of the
hour. The transmission is then followed by a data burst that is repeated in ascending
order over four different frequencies, and 10 seconds go by before the repeat of the
transmission. The complete process takes around two minutes. 5. U.S. State Department KKN50 Last heard in 1997, KKN50 was run by the CIA,
although the station was official operated for the US Department of State. It is believed
that the station was operated out of the Warrington Training Center in Marshall, Virginia, though
false locations were often given. The WTC is essentially a transmitter site that was
used as a CIA Counting Station for the sending of transmissions to both foreign and domestic
entities. The station transmitted messages that were a combination of alphanumerical
codes. Though you would be hard pressed to actually understand or decode the messages,
here’s a typical example: “QRA QRA QRA DE KKN50 KKN50 KKN50 QSX 6/10/11 K.” For
years, local residents who picked up the frequency were dumbfounded by the meaning of these codes. 4 The Guineo Cuban Station Guineo, Cuba has been home to more than one
Spanish language numbers station. Guineo is approximately 15 miles away from Havana, and
many believe that it’s where the Cuban Intelligence Department relays its espionage signals and
other information to its international counterparts. In fact, one theory is that the Guineo station
is where broadcasts to Soviet agents were once transmitted. 3. The E10 Mossad Station Before going off air in 2011, the E10 Mossad
station was the most active of all numbers stations. It is believed that the station
was operated by the Mosssad, which is a department of the Israeli Intelligence Agency. Like some
other stations, E10 features a female voice reciting phonetic alphabet identifiers. For
example, each signal starts off with a common identifier such as “Echo, Zulu, India,”
or EZI. After repeating this identifier for three minutes, the signal proceeds into a
message that doesn’t make any sense to untrained ears. Following this second part more common
identifiers are repeated, followed by the phrase “repeat, repeat.” The message concludes
with the statement “end transmission,” and then the entire complicated process starts
over again. Confused? You’re not alone. 2. The Swedish Rhapsody Station The Swedish Rhapsody station is actually a
German station that transmits an eerie, almost child-like voice. It emerged in the 1970s
and disappeared in 1988. Transmissions began with a tune that sounds like a music box version
of the first few bars of Swedish Rhapsody No.1 by composer Hugo Alfvén. This version
plays for five minutes straight, and is followed by three separate five-figure messages that
are repeated three times in sequential order. Following this intro is three 100-group messages,
and one 50-group message, with each group message being repeated twice. It’s dumbfounding,
to say the least. 1. The UVB-76 Buzzer Station UVB-76 is the most famous and elusive station
in history. People believe the radio signal has been in existence since the 1970s, but
the earliest recording was made in 1982. The station transmits a repeating buzzing sound
that plays almost endlessly, only occasionally being interrupted with an eerie Russian voice
that recites a mix of Russian names and numbers. The purpose of the UVB-76 Buzzer station has
never been revealed. Regardless of events occurring in Russia, including the end of
the Afghan War and the fall of the Soviet Union, UVB-76 has continued to do its thing.
Check out a live broadcast here.

78 thoughts on “Top 10 Creepy Radio Transmissions — TopTenzNet

  1. Number stations are utterly fascinating and compelling. I'm rather obsessed and (in equal measure) terrified by them. Thanks for this list. Keep up the good work.

  2. I remember watching a show on A & E based on the Straight Dope and they did a segment on number stations.I was totally fascinated and well, hooked! Keep up the great work! 

  3. hey man love you're work are my favorite top ten show, but may i make a request can you do top ten Comic book deaths please would love it 🙂 keep up the good work buddy

  4. I watched a show on tv talking about #9 and the biologists were speculating the transmission was recorded mermaid sounds.

  5. One time i was on my mobilephone listining to the radio, then i came across a wierd radio saying words over and over then it switches word and reapets it. After a while it starts buzzing for round 5min and beginns again, but later then it just switched to finnish radio. Heres some words i can remember: (not in order)

  6. as a teen in the 70s, I used to love using the family multiband radio receiver to search for weird stuff and weird stations from all over the globe.  Many times, I got weird transmissions and weird stations like these.  Fun times….

  7. Comet c67p listen to that weird stuff, Jupiter also sounds amazing,right around 30 meter  10.1725 mhz during the winter northern hemisphere after dark.

  8. Jacksonville, Fl? I think you have us confused with Kingsland, GA. That's where the naval base is, it's about 50 miles from Jacks though. 

  9. So this is just a list of verbal descriptions of the stations? Why not include clips of all of them? The descriptions aren't creepy, but actual recordings often are.

  10. Re #5, The quoted section is Morse Q and CW codes used by Hams and other radio operators when dot-dash code was still widely used and required for some licensing. Since Morse code ("CW" or "continuous wave") is meant to punch through static that disrupts voice, the terms are often repeated 2 or 3 times.

    "QRA" means "My station name is…"
    "DE" means simply "from (station….)"
    "QSX" means "I am transmitting (or receiving) on XXX kHz."

    So the statement "QRA QRA QRA DE KK950 KK950 KK950 QSX 6/10/11 k" means "I am station KK950 transmitting (or listening) on 6, 10 and 11 kiloHertz." This would be a standard periodic station ID required by FCC rules and nothing special, although saying the words instead of using Morse is a tad weird.

    A typical Ham Morse "seek you" signal initiating search for available stations would be "CQ CQ CQ DE W9ABC W9ABC W9ABC," for example.

    If the station you're communicating with is sending too fast for atmospheric conditions, you might say "QRS" or "transmit more slowly, please." That full message could read, "W8XYZ DE W9ABC QRS QRS QRS RST 2 4 5 RST 2 4 5 W8XYZ DE W9ABC 73 73." Where "RST" is code for "readability strength tone" with a scale of 5-9-9, and "73" means "best regards." So this whole message would mean, "To you from me, Please send more slowly, Readability low, strength low, tone medium, To you from me, Regards." Since "RST" code is for CW (Morse) TX (transmission), to say it out loud in English would be strange, even creepy, perhaps.

  11. I am glad there are no recordings. They scare the hell out of me. The Swedish number station is scariest one of all. You can find it here on You Tube. It has a picture of a doll with no eyes in the description.


    Lincolnshire Poacher Station: STENIGOT [near Cadwell Race Park] aka american listening station.. STILL ACTIVE 2015…

    not creepy… FACT!

  13. The KKN50 station code is very simple if you are a ham radio operator. QRA = What is your station name (CallSign)?, DE =  From , KKN50 = is there call sign. QSX = I am listing on frequency. 61011 = the frequency they are listning on. K = is ready to receive.

  14. i guess in something The are Right To Move Foward Should be Done Right With our interrupting others Frequency or signal That part i agree with Security of any nation as to why the say it! the internet radio is the way no need for pirate radio i no longer in favor of it teck is so advanced that no need to persuade matters in that order of fation makes us look bad n others that is in this music! that makes us look bad!

  15. You can listen to the Radio Station UVB-76 (The Buzzer) here The person who created said content loves dubstep and would like you to comment as such.

  16. I'm not the only one that kind of feels like someone is watching me when I watch videos about creepy spy stuff like this right?

  17. Might as well have a espionage transmission state the question "Would you kindly…".  But then again, would that be too obvious?

  18. Unlike all the people complaining that there aren't any recordings of the transmissions in this video, I'm glad. I'm easily creeped out, and the descriptions and use of my imagination is enough to make me really afraid. 

    So yeah, I'm thankful there were no recordings.

  19. Swedish rhapsody is in german language but the station was located in poland they do only morse code now i think

  20. I'm not sure what my radio is picking up but it sounds like background music to a old scifi film, it fades in and out and i heard a eerie electronic voice say something on it. Anyone have some ideas what it was??

  21. Wow! Well thanks for describing the broadcasts and not actually including them in the video C3PO. Well worth listening.

  22. Next I'm going to review a bunch of renaissance paintings, and I won't show any of them. I'll just describe everything that happens in the painting with words, but don't expect to actually see them.

    – TopTenz logic.

  23. the weird thing is I don't usually go on the Internet for this I do feel like I'm being watched when I'm listening to this weird

  24. Wheres the Russian Woodpecker? That noisy radar signal; operated from 1976 to 1989 to the annoyance of many who encountered it on AM FM shortwave, telephones, even TV's making powerful 10 Hz pulses that caused interference on many radio and landline communications. very creepy.

  25. The swedish rhapsody station actually disappeared in 1998 and was a Polish station. It played a song similar to swedish rhapsody, the luxembourg polka

  26. How about you include the sounds of these stations? Otherwise it might seem you're just reading from a sheet. What you have posted is just read out text!

  27. I have heard many horrifying Numbers stations. And yes, if you played even a small amount of the recordings this would have boosted your video dramatically.

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