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Terrifying leaked video made by billionaire will play the day the world ends

Olivia Burke

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Terrifying leaked video made by billionaire will play the day the world ends

Featured Image Credit: Technophiliaphobia/YouTube

You can sleep soundly knowing that in the midst of Armageddon, there will be something to watch on the TV.

Yep that's right - there is an eerie video on standby which will be aired when, or if, the world ends.

To be precise, it's a song that will be broadcast across the globe, but the doomsday soundtrack isn't what you might expect.

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Rather than a high-energy rock anthem or something of the sorts, this one goes out to fans of the Titanic, or hymns for that matter. Have a sneak peek at the tune that will be playing as the day of reckoning arrives here:

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As we all saw in the James Cameron blockbuster, when the Titanic was taken down by the Atlantic Ocean, the band kept on playing.

One of their last songs before they were overcome by the icy waters was reportedly the hymn 'Nearer My God To Thee'.

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Although this move was obviously spur of the moment, billionaire CNN founder Ted Turner took heed of the gesture.

He revealed that his popular news channel has a plan for doomsday, stating that it will continue to cover events 'until the world ends'.

As reported by Jalopnik, he said of a possible Armageddon: "We'll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event.

"We'll play the National Anthem only one time, on the first of June [the day of CNN's launch], and when the end of the world comes, we'll play 'Nearer My God To Thee' before we sign off."

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But don't worry if you've still got hope that the world won't end in your lifetime, as the video that the song will come in has already been leaked - as shown above.

The chilling video will air on doomsday. Credit: YouTube/Technophiliaphobia
The chilling video will air on doomsday. Credit: YouTube/Technophiliaphobia

Filmed outside the Turner mansion in the 1980s, it shows a band playing the iconic hymn before the video slowly fades to black.

The video, which is known as the Turner Doomsday Video, was leaked by an employee of the channel to Jalopnik, but writer Michael Ballaban said he saw it while working as an CNN intern in 2009.

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He wrote: "This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with one melancholy little band, and a quick fade to black."

While the video first went viral after it was posted to YouTube in 2015, it has recently been a topic of discussion again after going viral on TikTok.

However, while the video might have only been seen by a larger audience recently, it's been around since the 1980s and 1990s, when it was allegedly created in case there was a nuclear war.

Ballaban explained that CNN employees were well aware of the video at the time of his internship in 2009, but he did have to consciously look for the video.

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"It's one of those things you only look for if you're a really bored intern or have a lot of time on your hands," he told The Guardian.

Topics: News, Weird, US News, Titanic

Olivia Burke
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