Radio Station Broadcast Cold War Era Messages Despite Being Non-operational

Now, this is one such creepy news that has all conspiracy theorists excited and enthralled. Reportedly, there is a mysterious radio station in Russia that is still broadcasting sounds and code words, and nobody seems to be running it. No wonder it is being termed as a ghostly radio station.

The station has been dubbed The Buzzer. It is broadcasting weird code-words that are from the Cold War era and occasionally emits cryptic droning sound. It is believed that the station started broadcasting these strange messages in the 1970s while the first recording was transmitted in 1983.

The Buzzer

Usually only low buzzing hum, droning sound, and the sound of a ship’s foghorn blast is audible but once or twice a week the transmission shifts into male and female voices reading out random codes, words, number patterns and even Russian names. “Dinghy” or “farming specialist” are some of the words transmitted in Russian by the station.

According to Wired, The signal was said to emanate from the grounds of a voyenni gorodok (mini military city) near the village of Povarovo, and very rarely, perhaps once every few weeks, the monotony was broken by a male voice reciting brief sequences of numbers and words, often strings of Russian names:

Anna, Nikolai, Ivan, Tatyana, Roman.” But the balance of the airtime was filled by a steady, almost maddening, series of inexplicable tones.

Research revealed that the signals are originating from radio towers located or rather hidden in swampland, St. Petersburg, and another location near Moscow. The frequency is noted to be 4625 kHz. “MDZhB” or “UVB-76” are other names associated with this mysterious radio station, which transmits these strange messages after every hour, seven days a week for the last three-and-a-half decades. The low frequency makes it possible for listeners beyond Russia to listen to the transmission.

City University, London’s signals intelligence expert David Stupples told BBC that there is no use to decipher the messages because it is useless as there is no information in the signal. Stupples also stated that the Russian military owns this frequency and the activity of the station increased considerably soon after the fall of Soviet Union.

Many theories were generated to understand the words and codes that the station transmits and each one of them is equally bizarre such as one of the theories suggest that it attempts to communicate with aliens. However, a majority of theorists believe that it belongs to Russian military primarily because its activity increased during the Cold War. While some believe that it is a Dead Hand signal that will be used to launch automatic retaliatory attacks on attackers if Russia receives a nuclear strike.

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