Every now and then you hear a story that just begs to be researched more and more. This one sounds like something out of the hit TV show Lost, but in fact what you’re about to read is completely true.
There is a radio station known as UVB-76. Not too catchy admittedly, although conspiracy theorists usually call it The Buzzer.
That’s because this radio station doesn’t broadcast music, or even people talking about various things. All it features is a buzz tone. This plays throughout the day and night, and has done so since approximately 1982.
So for nearly 30 years all it’s been broadcasting is this weird buzzing sound. It shows no signs of stopping, and the mystery of what the signal is for or why it is broadcast shows no signs of being resolved either.
Every now and then there’s a brief voice message in Russian that butts in between the buzzing sounds. These messages make little if any sense to anyone who happens to be listening in on the station at the time of broadcast. Only a handful of these kinds of messages have ever been intercepted and heard, since they are sporadic at best. Needless to say conspiracy theorists have had a field day trying to figure out the messages.
In August of 2010 some changes were noted that were occurrring fairly frequently. Two clear messages were announced in Russian, both of which were repeated. The second one was the clearer of the two, but still no one could make sense of it, even when it was translated. Try this for size: “UVB-76, UVB-76. 93 882 NAIMINA 74 14 35 74.” Listen to the audio here - does that make any sense to you?
Today, 30 years on, it’s anyone’s guess. Whenever a new voice message breaks into the buzzing, the internet is awash with more conspiracies and thoughts as to what it could all mean.
To confirm that radio operators at other stations are alert?
Secret codes to Russian secret agents?
Nuclear missile warnings?
A way to contact with life in outer space?
The number station’s purpose and location have never been confirmed by officials. Well someone, somewhere knows … the truth is out there.