April 15, 2018
Well, this is too bad.
Not really. Old people die and he wasn’t especially important.
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, has died at his home in southern Nevada.
Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly says Bell died Friday. He was 72. An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death.
Bell hosted the popular radio talk show “Coast to Coast AM” before he left the airwaves in 2002. He broadcast the show from his radio station in Pahrump.
What I can say is that he probably did have a formational effect on my psyche as a child.
I remember staying up very late and listening to it as a boy.
Mostly, it was UFO stuff, which I think has pretty much turned out to be wrong – because if it was real, with cellphone cameras, it would be proven by now.
Although there were like, the Phoenix lights, I guess.
A couple other weird things.
But I mean, this should be filmed all the time.
The face on Mars is also probably not a thing.
The half a million year old Sphinx thing could be real though.
Actually, a lot of that alternate history stuff is probably real. Maybe ancient aliens are real. Makes more sense than contemporary aliens.
My friend was saying Gnostic Media has come out with some new theories about that sort of thing. I dunno. I don’t listen to Gnostic Media.
Anyway, point being – Art Bell did give me, as a child, the idea that the mainstream reality presented to us by the media, schooling system, etc. is a hoax, and there is some other secret thing going on.
So, I salute him for that.
Conspiracy thinking can be a form of psychosis, I think.
But… a lot of it does turn out to be true.
For those of you too young to remember the Bellster or whatever he was affectionately called, here’s a montage thing someone just made to honor his dead on YouTube.