Disturbed Area 51 Caller (Art Bell)
Coast to Coast AM
So I’ve mentioned that Art Bell used to host Coast to Coast AM - here’s one of his more classic clips, moving away from ghosts and more towards aliens and stuff. In this clip, Art is taking calls from supposed former Area 51 employees and gets one very shaken caller who begins to ramble about inter-dimensional extra-terrestrials and the government’s knowledge of them.
Right as he starts talking about how the government has safehouses to protect the population from these creatures and their impending invasion, the radio station begins to break up before cutting out entirely. What doesn’t come across in this MP3 is that Art’s station was off the air for more than an hour. The satellite broadcasting Art’s signal that night suffered a massive and mysterious hardware failure right in the middle of the call, raising more than a few eyebrows about whether or not somebody just got “silenced”. Art takes questions about the event and discusses it for the rest of the night.
What most people usually leave out of this story (and indeed, it is not part of tonight’s MP3, which, fun fact, is 6.66mb) is that the supposed distressed Area 51 Caller called back six months later and admitted to not only being the Area 51 man from that night, but to calling in to Art’s special hotline multiple times over the years to tell various strange stories in funny voices. To prove his case, he even does his best to replicate the stuttering, half-sobbing voice from that night. Rather than outright confirm or deny that is the same voice he heard, Art simply puts it to the audience to decide for themselves whether they think he is the real deal or just somebody impersonating the Area 51 caller from September 1997.
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