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A Celebration of the Life of Art Bell
Art Bell is a radio legend ….
Tonight my long-time friend, British broadcaster Howard Hughes and I, are going to talk about the impact Art had on our respective lives … as well as his remarkable influence on the accelerating changes we are seeing across the field of broadcasting.
You have heard me many times refer to “the other side of midnight” as that time when “the ‘impossible things’ we normally ignore and hurry by in daylight, we often pause to take a second look … between the dusk and dawn.”
Tonight, we’re going to examine the trans-formative role that our friend Art played in causing millions around the world, in the last several decades to “take that second look” ….
Richard C. Hoagland
1- First Lady, Barbara Bush, visits the Briefing Room of the “USS Dunbar” on Capitol Hill in 1990 ….
Barbara Bush — 1925-2018
“What really impresses me is that you are having a lot of fun while learning.”
Barbara Bush, Ochtober 10, 1990 / Dunbar High School, Washington, D.C.
Aboard the Enterprise Mission’s first “Starship”
Art Bell (June 17, 1945 – April 13, 2018)
3- R.I.P. ART BELL in the ( GIZA DEATH STAR)
THIS IS THE ARTCLE: https://gizadeathstar.com/2018/04/r-i-p-art-bell/
4- NASA Finally Gets a New Leader
5- Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend: What to know about the starry spectacle
6- Bizarre purple beams and UFOs in Phoenix skies spark HAARP weather control frenzy
Howard has worked on London’s two biggest radio shows. He spent ten years writing and reading news. travelling the world and winning awards on Capital Radio’s Chris Tarrant breakfast show. And he spent two years doing the same with Nick Ferrari on LBC. In recent years he’s been working with talkRADIO and the BBC – where he’s filled in for legendary broadcasters like Anne Diamond and Tony Blackburn. In Howard’s years on air at national news service IRN he broke news of the Gulf War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. On Capital he told London about the death of Princess Diana and reported live from Ground Zero in New York. He’s been heard on stations nationwide including Radio City 96.7, talkSPORT, BRMB, Power FM/Ocean FM, BFBS, County Sound Radio. Howard has also been heard as voiceover on tv shows – including eight years as live commentary voice on “The British Comedy Awards” for a UK audience of up to 14 million. Howard has been doing his own show “The Unexplained” (www.theunexplained.tv) online and on air since 2004 featuring guests as varied as astronaut Edgar Mitchell, David Icke, Graham Hancock and Harvard space professor Avi Loeb.
In 2007 Howard received the IRN Gold Award (then called the Special Award) for Contribution to Commercial Radio News.
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LEAVE A MEMORIAL COMMENT FOR ART BELL
“Heard Art Bell has passed. Condolences to his family.”
“Thank you Art Bell for the years of entertainment and information. RIP”
Waylon Jennings son and recording artist
“RIP Art Bell. As a longtime overnight guy I bow down to your legacy! One of the most important talk show hosts ever!”
“R.I.P. Art Bell — voice of the night.
“My dad passed his love for Art Bell onto me.
We believe in everything. Monsters. Bigfoot. Ufos.
The world is infinitely more interesting when you’re not a skeptic. Thanks for the stories, Art. https://t.co/QWmlTjrskk”
I’d stay up and listen to Art Bell many of those nights. His voice was one of a kind and his shows were so weird & spooky but somehow managed to hold off your skepticism. Of course he died on Friday the 13th.
On September 17, 1988 I heard a radio program that changed my life forever. The day before my first day of college I was anxious and could not sleep and I thought for sure some AM talk radio would lull me into slumber, but after listening for a few minutes, I woke my roommate and we were both listening. The program eminated from the Union Plaza hotel in Las Vegas and the radio waves somehow found me in San Diego, CA. It was an open lines format with a very distinguished host, who I later found out was Art Bell before there was a C2C. One of the topics of the night was the Philadelphia Experiment which I had never heard of before where allegedly a Navy ship disappeared but they also suggested the same thing was done with a building in Phoenix. Then another caller brought up Roswell, which I had also never heard of where an alien ship had crashed in the New Mexico desert. I had already had an interest in UFOs and mysteries but this live conversation took it to another level.
The next day after classes my roommate and I were in the library trying to find anything. There were no books on Roswell but there was a hardcover book on the Philadelphia Experiment which essentially was like opening a pandora’s box which I’m still sifting through to this day!
Several months later I tried to find the program again and when I did he was talking politics and wasn’t quite so interesting. Then perhaps a few years later he went back to his ‘paranormal’ roots and started C2C and I was back listening to C2C and Dreamland.
RIP Art Bell.
Thank you Art for being on the radio. Rest in peace!
Art’s love for the genre came across so strong, he peaked all of our interest in contemplating the possibilities of questions that maybe weren’t too politically correct to ask before he came along. He made it okay to discuss such topics in sort of a ‘believe it or not’ fashion. His gift was to make our imaginations come alive. Thank you Art.
I will miss that lovely deep resonant voice that filled me with wonder and confirmed for me in my solitude that I was not alone, and that reality was as surprising as I could imagine it to be. His natural gift of sifting through the chaff and finding the kernel was always an inspiration for me. For decades he was a soul that I could relate to and he and I shared a love of cats – both of us named one ‘dusty’. I will miss you ART and ‘MAY THY KA LIVE!’
Wow! I became a radiohead in 1968, loving shortwave after that, and it led to my A.S. in electrical engineering. In my life Art Bell IS radio, and there are heavy hitters from Atlanta, in radio. Thank you for everything Art, thank you for expanding my mind, the intro to Hoagy, all of it. It’s not the same w/o you. RIP
I was driving from Indiana to California in January of 1995 one night when my cassette player decided to give up on me, so I switched to the radio, where I heard some guy interviewing a couple other guys talking about reverse-engineering UFOs at Area 51!
I came in on the middle of the show, and listened for a fascinating two hours, then I started losing the signal. I tuned through the dial and found the replay (though I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time) and heard the rest of the show.
Alas, I thought it was a local station, so I didn’t think to look for the show when I arrived in California (I was going to be attending my first Mac World, then reporting to my new ship, the Carl Vinson).
After being on the ship for a few weeks, the Boatswain’s Mate that was standing the quarterdeck watch looked at the books I had picked up from the library and told me I should check out artbell.com.
I did, thanks to my nifty new Apple PowerBook 190cs and a Ricochet wireless modem, but believe it or not, I didn’t pick up on the fact that the site was for the same guy I was listening to a few weeks before … and, in fact, I had *NO IDEA* it was associated with a radio show.
A month or so later, the same Boatswain’s Mate asked me if I had checked out the site, and told me it was a radio show … and that was it — I was hooked.
Thanks to Art, I got to meet both Richard C. Hoagland and Tom Bearden at a local conference a couple months later. Alas, I lost the book Richard signed, but I still have Tom Bearden’s document …
A few years later after leaving the Navy, I moved in with my grandmother and my then-14-year-old niece. At one point, I bought her a used Power Mac, and taught her the basics of reverse speech, and how to use Audacity.
A few weeks later, she was having an argument with her boyfriend over the phone. The next time he called to explain himself, she said, “Hold on a minute,” started Audacity, pushed the record button, and told him, “Okay, go ahead.” When he was finished talking, they said their good-byes, and a few minutes later, my niece called me excitedly, and played back a portion of her boyfriend ‘s speech, and we could clearly hear him say, “I’m lying, I’m lying!”
Thank you, Art Bell, for the most interesting twenty years ever!
It was around 1995 when during a web search on some topic I ran across mention of an a broadcaster named Art Bell who had interviewed someone regarding the topic. I looked up this Bell fella and tuned him in on the Radio out of curiosity. Life would never be the same again as my own search for truth and knowledge had a spotlight to point me in new directions. Thank you, Art, now in the great beyond, for the inspiration.
Art Bell was late nights best friend. A good friend with a great ear. His love of his art form was obvious. Listening to the world beyond the daytime
Ironically the first time I listened to Mr. Bell in the mid 90’s was the first time I listened to Richard C. Hoagland. Mr. Bell will be missed by this gal in Kentucky. My condolences to Mr. Bell’s family and his friend and protege Heather Wade as well as to The Midnight In The Desert and The Otherside Of Midnight Families and all of his closest friends. My heart goes out to all of you.
I remember the first night I heard Art Bell like it was yesterday. In 1993 I had moved to Silicon Valley and occasionally enjoyed turning on the AM radio and slowly scanning the band to find the most distant AM station I could hear. I happened to land on Coast To Coast AM where Art was interviewing Richard Hoagland. I forget the details but Richard was talking about the disappearance of one of the Mars probes and I was pretty much instantly hooked. I learned more about the show and listened to it pretty much every night. The memories of those evenings in the 90’s listening to Art and his guests will forever stay with me as a very special time in history. Art Bell was one of the best and can never be replaced. Art, I hope you find the answers to the questions explored on your show.
Evey work night I would have two sets of headphones on,one picking up work calls and the other listening to Art. Art got me through those long and tedious nights enlightening me to where I am today, on The Other Side. Thanks Art for the memories.
Yes … Mike Siegel. Do you remember his “Ghost to Ghost” attempt? Epic fail!
Mike Seigel Replaced Art first.