Researchers in Paris, France claim to have discovered shocking new evidence that a local Illinois television signal hijacking on 22 November 1987 was predicted BEFORE IT HAPPENED by mystic visionary Nostradamus in 1555.
Nobody has ever been apprehended for the double signal hijacking of WGN-TV's Nine O'Clock News Sports slot followed two hours later by hijack of WTTW channel's Doctor Who showcase.
Now experts in French medieval occult literature have uncovered evidence that suggests that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could have intervened to head off the pranksters had it familiarized itself with mystical writings by the 16th Century French apothecary and seer as part of its brief. "We spent hours and hours rechecking the text to make sure there wasn't some mistake, but it really does seem that the publicity generated by this latest stunt may actually save our university" claimed Provost Guy Arquebusier to torch-wielding media from a fifth floor window in the ancient village of Paris where the study was based.
A spokesman for the FCC : "I think if Mr Nostradamus had prior knowledge of the Max Headroom incident in 1555 we'd like to know how he came by it and why he chose to be all squirrel-y about it rather than inform his local law enforcement people about it. That incident caused a lot of inconvenience to VCR owners in the Illinois area who wanted a good video copy of Doctor Who for private repeat viewings and stuff. We have this same guy in Cook County who phones us every year looking for answers. There's a lot of anger up there, no really there is. "