Buckinghamshire - "It's either an alien nocturnal emission from the Ally Pally transmitter or some weird digital switchover glitch," was the official line following an inexplicable incident at a leafy South Bucks home.
This morning Egypt Wood resident Mrs Dilys Snodgrass spoke for the first time about fallout perils of the the analogue TV signal switch off after becoming its latest victim.
"I was just about to defrost the gerbil after a very cold night," the retired car clamper explained, "it's entirely harmless and does little Munchkin no harm.
"Suddenly the glass door of my Argos microwave/steam combi oven clouded over and began beaming weird pre-Rameses II pictures straight into the pantry."
Fortunately the quick-thinking pensioner quickly grabbed her phone and videoed the entire bizarre footage.
A sneak QM-NewsCorpse preview seen by stringers shows the insides of a
'little-known internal cavity' deep inside Khufu's Pyramid as it opens up to a narrow spiral path all the way to The King's Chamber.
The last time this footage was aired on UK extraterrestrial - er...terrestrial! - TV was during the Natural Hystery Channel's special antiquities month some time in 2001.
"How it ended up beaming straight into my larder so close to April Fools is beyond me, I'm afraid," Mrs S added.
"Wanna see pix of me clamping that bastard Ken Livingstone on my debut patrol on the Isle of Dogs?"