Yesterday's Myths & Mysteries

Vrillon: A Message from the Ashtar Galactic Command

If an alien civilization ever decided to contact the people of Earth, how would they do it?

Would they park their flying saucer out on the White House lawn? Would they skip the pleasantries and hover their destroyers over the world’s major cities? Or, perhaps, would they send a message hidden in the returned signal of an old television broadcast?

On November 26, 1977, someone decided to share their “extraterrestrial” message by overriding the ITN News in southern Britain.

It was early in the evening, and a strange buzzing noise interrupted newscaster Ivor Mills. But only the audio was affected.

As Mills continued to read the day’s news, unknowingly, the people at home received a message from someone who claimed to be a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command.

As Lights in the Sky

Interpretations of what was said that night vary. Some transcripts, like in the 1977 issue of Fortean Times (according to Wikipedia), report that the individual referred to himself as Asteron, of the Intergalactic Mission.

Others say it was Gillon, or Bramaha, or something inaudible.

However, the consensus these days is that the person speaking on the Southern ITV station that November called himself Vrillon.

The entire broadcast interruption lasted about five and a half minutes. In those minutes, the distorted voice spoke of “lights in the skies” and a disaster that threatens our world. It told of a “New Age,” and explained that all of our “weapons of evil” should be destroyed.

The following video is a recreation of the broadcast (the video is not accurate to how it actually appeared, but it’s interesting, nonetheless):

Viewers were understandably confused. When the “transmission” came to an end, the audio returned as if nothing had happened, and the pulsing, buzzing noises faded into the quirky sounds of a Looney Toons cartoon.

Later, it would be deemed a hoax, performed by someone with considerable technical skill. A total of five transmitters had been taken over. And, like the Max Headroom imposter, he would never be caught.

Of course, there’s always the possibility that Vrillon was an extraterrestrial.

There’s more to the Ashtar Galactic Command’s story than this single incident, after all.

Transcript Courtesy Curt Rowlett

“This is the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you.

For many years you have seen us as lights in the skies. We speak to you now in peace and wisdom as we have done to your brothers and sisters all over this, your planet Earth.

We come to warn you of the destiny of your race and your world so that you may communicate to your fellow beings the course you must take to avoid the disaster which threatens your world, and the beings on our worlds around you.

This is in order that you may share in the great awakening, as the planet passes into the New Age of Aquarius. The New Age can be a time of great peace and evolution for your race, but only if your rulers are made aware of the evil forces that can overshadow their judgments.

Be still now and listen, for your chance may not come again.

All your weapons of evil must be removed. The time for conflict is now past and the race of which you are a part may proceed to the higher stages of its evolution if you show yourselves worthy to do this. You have but a short time to learn to live together in peace and goodwill.

Small groups all over the planet are learning this, and exist to pass on the light of the dawning New Age to you all. You are free to accept or reject their teachings, but only those who learn to live in peace will pass to the higher realms of spiritual evolution.

Hear now the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you. Be aware also that there are many false prophets and guides operating in your world. They will suck your energy from you – the energy you call money and will put it to evil ends and give you worthless dross in return.

Your inner divine self will protect you from this. You must learn to be sensitive to the voice within that can tell you what is truth, and what is confusion, chaos and untruth. Learn to listen to the voice of truth which is within you and you will lead yourselves onto the path of evolution.

This is our message to our dear friends. We have watched you growing for many years as you too have watched our lights in your skies. You know now that we are here, and that there are more beings on and around your Earth than your scientists admit.

We are deeply concerned about you and your path towards the light and will do all we can to help you. Have no fear, seek only to know yourselves, and live in harmony with the ways of your planet Earth. We of the Ashtar Galactic Command thank you for your attention. We are now leaving the plane of your existence. May you be blessed by the supreme love and truth of the cosmos.”


Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.


    1. I wonder…in some of these cases, like with Vrillon and maybe even John Titor, if they wrap their message (and I agree it’s a good message) in a paranormal shell so it’ll spread. I mean, here we are 37 years later still talking about it.

      It’s reached a lot more people than it would have through a more ordinary medium. Then again, it’s taken less seriously because of that, so there’s a trade-off.

      Or it could be aliens.

  1. I met someone recently that helped me through a stage in my life. He looked a lot like how people describe the Vrillon people but I know it’s because he lives a very loving and happy life, true to himself and very authentic, he taught me a lot but unfortunately I didn’t listen to much of his teachings and it had it’s negative affects. It’s hard to carry such knowledge when you can see why people suffer in their lives and I’m trying to find my way out and more into love and light but not in a new age kind of way, just live and love my life, learn how to honor my sensitivity and feel the love for humankind again, even my message now sounds esoteric but I really feel and understand how mankind has steered off into a wrong direction but I know there are people out there that are changing that and helping. Love is indeed a strong energy and it’s in all of us, we just need to rid our demons and let it through, in all the things we do, I hope this makes sense, thanks for reading.

  2. “Would they park their flying saucer out on the White House lawn?”
    No, they would park it in the stadium during the Super Bowl

    1. I want to know that, also. If it came to a New York station ; would have Vrillon have spoken with a New Yawk accent? Starting with “Ok youse guys, here’s da ting!! Yiz are screwin’ up da woiks.

  3. a hoax does not say such things like “””Be still now and listen, for your chance may not come again.”””
    by sharing our knowings we show the ruling elite how far our knowings has developed. and this is very dangerous. it is better to share arcane knowings from face to face. the sharing of arcane knowings in the internet is a bigger hoax.

  4. a hoax does not say such things like “””Be still now and listen, for your chance may not come again.”””
    by sharing our knowings we show the ruling elite how far our knowings has developed. it is better to share arcane knowings from face to face. the sharing of arcane knowings is a bigger hoax

  5. Good and evil are human concepts a successful alien society will not understand or use in communication with us.

  6. Religion must be overcame. Jealousy & envy must be over came. Beauty must be ignored as a advantage. But greed and false hope as well as social engineerd mental structures all have to be so far lost that they aren’t inside your mind as even a vague concept.

    From the outsiders point of view,

    Its as vicious as being an albino rat in the cage of a reptilian at the one week feed period.

    Everything a person thinks goes into the sphere of unity. Like a form of long range telepathy,
    Everything is known on to them.

    The intentions of strangers and friends alike are instantly known.

    Don’t worry about when they come, or why or how.

    Just focus on creation of arts, music that isn’t machineized and litature.

    The test of approval will only accept and approve if the minds of the chosen prove to be truly limitless.

    Your modern day Beethoven is some where strapped down to a slab, while potent tranquilizers are shoved into the blood past the veins.

    Help them. The ones who see shadows, the ones with a war within & the lost. Limitless minds are rare, they will always come to you, and they have the trait noticed by the movement of their eyes & under the tongue.

    Keep them protected. Because they can be lead a stray in the belief of good intentions.

    Open your eyes.

    One eye sees & the other feels. 🌞 🌙

  7. If the ETs actually wanted the human race to know they existed and to send us such a message, they would have shown themselves over DC and Moscow and made their presence undeniable. Not taken over a tv broadcast that would be seen by a small segment of the British audience. Why go to the effort when such a small audience saw it and people are left doubting who actually saw it. I bet they had the technology to hack into every broadcast medium in the world simultaneously to get their msg out.

  8. To be honest i can see this going either way.

    On one hand there could be an inter galactic union out there wish for us to be peaceful so we could join in their union and become more intertwined and knowledgeable.

    On the other hand if an inter galactic being really wanted to make contact wouldnt they comunicate with the entire world and not just a tv show in the uk? And lets say that the area did listen how would they make others believe something that showed up on their televisions only.

    Im not to inclined to believe or not myself. Its just a thought on my part. Dont get me wrong my negativity on the subject does seem longer than my belief but i do believe in aliens and all that…just in this case its sketchy to me.