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(Some Grey)   Art Bell weighs in on firing of "Coast To Coast" host who sounded just like him for exposing the truth about FreeMasons, Bilderbergs, Illuminati, Trilateral Commission & George Noory Is Boring conspiracies   (thenewamericanmedia.com) divider line 154
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2014-02-12 05:03:28 PM  
I don't think I ever got to listen when Art was on, but from what I've heard, Noori just doesn't do it.  Noori seems a nice enough guy and all that, but the show did get pretty boring.  They dropped C2C in my market for Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis, and that dude's a friggin' nut.  Drinks way too much of the Kool-Aid, goes ballistic when someone calls him out on some of his insane conspiracy crap.  Last time I caught it when it wasn't a rerun, he was interviewing Al Jourgenson of Ministry.  I like Al's music, but Christ, the shiat the sheer amount of drugs he took did to his brain is jaw-dropping.  It's like he labotomized himself and got strapped into a chair for five years watching nothing but Twilight Zone and Mormon propoganda.
 
2014-02-12 05:06:03 PM  

QueenMamaBee: Rixel: Was probably abducted by:

[www.forkedatfark.org image 700x589]

A streetlight?


Heretic!
 
2014-02-12 05:06:26 PM  

Krab: Mikey1969: Krab: My favorite Coast to Coast AM moment was about ten years ago a Doctor Freeman called in about working at a lab named after a dark color flat hill top. They were working on portal tech and he was being followed by a man in a suit. It was pretty funny that the producer let to go on air.

God, that wold be so awesome... Of course, in the middle of the night, I might not be paying attention enough to catch it until halfway thru.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMATUkJMAxo Here is the full call.Four minutes.


Holy crap, that's awesome!
I thought you were just making a joke.
 
2014-02-12 05:09:37 PM  

BafflerMeal: Does anyone know the actual story of why Art retired?  I remember it being all shady back in the day and he went incommunicado.  Obviously could have just been selling a ruse, but he went on about threats to his family and relocating.


The last time it was to spend more time with his family... his first wife passed away, and Art was newly married. He was away for a while until he decided to start a show on Sirius call "Dark Matter" when they wouldn't let Art stream the show free to insure people could hear it they said no. So he left again. Artbell.com is back up, and running with some Coast to Coast alternatives streaming on the site.
 
2014-02-12 05:10:31 PM  

QueenMamaBee: Rixel: Was probably abducted by:

[www.forkedatfark.org image 700x589]

A streetlight?


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-12 05:12:31 PM  
I can't sleep if it's quiet.
I used to crank up the Rock N Roll and rattle the windows, but now I have speakers in my pillows, and listen to a lot of late night strangeness.
My pal Kevin Smith died, but I still can't stand George Noory, even in my sleep.
I miss Kevin, and I miss Art, some of the nuts out there are even too far over the edge for me, and that's saying something.

A comment about the broken bolts above. I bought a 69 Firebird ragtop with only 3,000 miles on it in 83 because it was not fixable.
The robot had broken two bolts on the control arm that comes off the hub to the idler arm, over 35 it had a death shimmy, nobody could fix it, I bought it for $500 bux, on the way home it shimmied and I said fark this and floored it, it finally went wham-screeeee tire was out about 6 inches and I was the problem. The broken bolts were rusty in the break, but all the alignment equipment said it was perfect, which it was, till you hit 35.
I replaced the parts, no more problem...ex owner was sick about it, so I bought his 64 Dodge Dart ragtop for another 500 to make him feel better...replaced the fuel filter and put in new gas....whammo, great car....I think they had to hospitalize him that time.
Still trying to buy the 59 caddy ragtop in his back yard, but he won't sell it, and I ain't gonna tell him his points are stuck....he'll take the money sooner or later.
 
2014-02-12 05:15:23 PM  
I saw the problem. just noticed the mistake in prior post.
Hey Drew, how about an EDIT button?
 
2014-02-12 05:20:35 PM  
There was a great description of why Art retired a few years ago on Fark.
There were personal issues, son issues, a-holes spreading false information.....
I do not remember everything, but he essentially sold out the franchise and really disliked the way it went and cut his ties. Hopefully the person who knows the story better than me can post.

Again, he was the perfect interviewer. No matter what he was faced with, he made it interesting. According to articles at the time, he built his own broadcast studio. That is talent.
 
2014-02-12 05:26:41 PM  

M-G: Begoggle: Coast to Coast/Art Bell is for crazy people who aren't into FOX News.

No, those demographics merged a while back.  Half the crap that the Tea Party types rant about is stuff that I first heard on C2C in the '90s.


To me, it seemed less like a merging and more like the Tea Party ripped off most of C2C's conspiracy theories in order to advance their own agenda.
 
2014-02-12 05:26:58 PM  

Thai_Mai_Xhu: I saw the problem. just noticed the mistake in prior post.
Hey Drew, how about an EDIT button?


an edit button would ruin this site...
 
2014-02-12 05:32:22 PM  

exvaxman: There was a great description of why Art retired a few years ago on Fark.
There were personal issues, son issues, a-holes spreading false information.....
I do not remember everything, but he essentially sold out the franchise and really disliked the way it went and cut his ties. Hopefully the person who knows the story better than me can post.

Again, he was the perfect interviewer. No matter what he was faced with, he made it interesting. According to articles at the time, he built his own broadcast studio. That is talent.


All good things must come to an end.
 
2014-02-12 05:33:00 PM  

amberrose64: QueenMamaBee: Rixel: Was probably abducted by:

[www.forkedatfark.org image 700x589]

A streetlight?

[img.fark.net image 300x262]


s16.postimg.org
 
2014-02-12 05:33:13 PM  

Tom_Slick: Ennuipoet: I used to listen to Coast to Coast when I worked midnight shifts back in the 90's, it was damn entertaining stuff.  While I haven't heard the show in years, I always suspected it went full on nutballs post 9/11. (It was always nutballs.) I see I was not wrong.

Same here, it made the overnight shift fly by.  The Chemtrail people were my favorite nuts.


Here's a pic of Area 51, where they test top secret experimental aircraft. Notice the lack of vegetation? Coincidence?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-12 05:34:45 PM  

mrmyxolodian: machoprogrammer: The spookiest call was the Area 51 worker who called in, talking about how the aliens were interdimensional beings, and then his phone link went dead.

Not just his phone, but the transformer that powered the station blew up too.
That was awesome. I really don't want to know the truth of that call, I prefer to believe my imagination.

/Too lazy to find the link.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee3bld4lTG0

I total forgot about that till you guys brought it up now I can't un-hear how absolutely panicked this guy was.  I tend to think mental illness, but still the fact that the whole station went down at the exact same time lends that certain error of creepiness that could really make to C to C great
 
2014-02-12 05:38:23 PM  
There was also the issue of a former guest named John David Oates who called Art a child molester amongst other things... and was banned from the show. George Noory after all that went on including a lawsuit from Art decided to let Oates back on the show. That was when Noory who tried to pretend he was a nice guy showed his true colors.
 
2014-02-12 05:38:58 PM  

Maul555: Thai_Mai_Xhu: I saw the problem. just noticed the mistake in prior post.
Hey Drew, how about an EDIT button?

an edit button would ruin this site...


Poor Luckycharms. If only he had had one.
 
2014-02-12 05:45:15 PM  
JC calls Art's new show Dark Matters

http://artbell.com/j-c-calls-art-bell-on-dark-matter/
 
2014-02-12 05:52:26 PM  
Used to LOVE Coast to Coast. Bell was great and the early Norry years were decent. Between the conspiracy and nutball stuff there would be a caller that would really hit a good note on something and freak you out.

Too bad no one has picked up that concept on radio with a better host..Just unfiltered callers talking about spooky stuff.
 
2014-02-12 05:54:04 PM  
According to a newspaper report written years ago, there were false charges against Art, as well as his son being raped by a coach according to police reports. The accuser was proven to be false on Art, lawsuits ensued, not sure what the endgame was with his son.

This is by memory, but I do remember when Art moved to the Philippines and there was a nasty editorial newspaper campaign against him, despite he moved there to get married to a local.

According to a friend (second hand) he has spoken to Art several times on amateur radio.
 
2014-02-12 06:11:33 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Used to LOVE Coast to Coast. Bell was great and the early Norry years were decent. Between the conspiracy and nutball stuff there would be a caller that would really hit a good note on something and freak you out.

Too bad no one has picked up that concept on radio with a better host..Just unfiltered callers talking about spooky stuff.


The better host is the key part. Art had a way of engaging the guests without kissing their asses.  He'd even tell them things like, "I'm looking at your photos/transcripts/evidence/etc. and I'm just not seeing it," but wouldn't make it sound like he'd written them off entirely, and more importantly would somehow do it in a way that made them want to talk more about different things.

George, on the other hand, seems unable to engage the guests without agreeing with everything they say.  There are times when he does call some of them on their wingiest of wingnut theories, but when he does he always loses them; it's always almost adversarial, if you will, so they get defensive.  Totally changes the tone of the interview.

TL;DR: With Art, I always felt like I was hearing an open-minded yet analytical person give some fringe people time to share their theories without any bias (mostly) in either direction, while asking interesting questions on the topic. With George I feel like I'm listening to the rantings of a downtown schizophrenic with occasional cheering from that one really slow homeless dude with the dent in the side of his head.
 
2014-02-12 06:43:40 PM  

triptheory: Krab: Mikey1969: Krab: My favorite Coast to Coast AM moment was about ten years ago a Doctor Freeman called in about working at a lab named after a dark color flat hill top. They were working on portal tech and he was being followed by a man in a suit. It was pretty funny that the producer let to go on air.

God, that wold be so awesome... Of course, in the middle of the night, I might not be paying attention enough to catch it until halfway thru.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMATUkJMAxo Here is the full call.Four minutes.

Holy crap, that's awesome!
I thought you were just making a joke.


Honestly the only reason I caught it was because i worked at a radio station at the time. I would baby sit all five stations during the overnights. The computer that would run the stop sets was acting up and so I had to sit in the studio for that station and fire off the breaks manually. So I had to listen for when he was coming in and out of breaks because they have the odd network break after the news at the top and bottom of the hour. If you weren't really paying attention you could fire off the local that shouldn't be there.  I did find out that they love talking about the Moth Man on that show.

I do like how on the weekends some C2Cam stations will play old Art Bell shows as a lead in. It was really a better show back then. There is just something about George that has caused his version of the show to let me down. I have found Ground Zero Radio in the last few months. Since it is on at a reasonable hour, his home stations starts at 7pm West coast time, I have been listening to that more and more. Some of that stuff makes Coast to Coast seem like the evening news.
 
2014-02-12 07:43:43 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Used to LOVE Coast to Coast. Bell was great and the early Norry years were decent. Between the conspiracy and nutball stuff there would be a caller that would really hit a good note on something and freak you out.

Too bad no one has picked up that concept on radio with a better host..Just unfiltered callers talking about spooky stuff.


The Halloween show Ghost to Ghost was the shiat.
 
2014-02-12 07:52:43 PM  
 
2014-02-12 08:17:30 PM  

nickerj1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tef5IbmY7IY



What the hell. Are you 12 years old? Did you find that interesting? Shouldn't you being doing your homework now?
 
2014-02-12 08:24:47 PM  

StrikitRich: Didn't know C2C and Johnny B had parted ways.

Really miss Art Bell and wish he'd stuck with Sirius as George Noorey seems more interested in religious mysteries than scientific mysteries.


I really want him to do some live-streaming podcast style show and be able to buy old episodes. Apparently Apple does internet radio now.

FARK I love the show so much, I don't believe a lick of it but Art always made sure to have good storytellers on the air. There's only been a few people where I thought I was endorsing their delusions instead of just lying to me.

I miss Mel's Hole, Shadow People, JC, etc
 
2014-02-12 09:40:18 PM  

shortymac: StrikitRich: Didn't know C2C and Johnny B had parted ways.

Really miss Art Bell and wish he'd stuck with Sirius as George Noorey seems more interested in religious mysteries than scientific mysteries.

I really want him to do some live-streaming podcast style show and be able to buy old episodes. Apparently Apple does internet radio now.

FARK I love the show so much, I don't believe a lick of it but Art always made sure to have good storytellers on the air. There's only been a few people where I thought I was endorsing their delusions instead of just lying to me.

I miss Mel's Hole, Shadow People, JC, etc


He launched some sort of web radio!

http://artbell.com/dark-matter-radio-schedule/

WOO HOO!

/He's the best to code or shut off the brain to
 
2014-02-12 10:02:35 PM  

Kevin72: nickerj1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tef5IbmY7IY


What the hell. Are you 12 years old? Did you find that interesting? Shouldn't you being doing your homework now?


From the comments section of that video:

"Aaaah, Arcade Fire! You gotta love 'em!! :) :)"

HOLY FARK that cracked me up!
 
2014-02-12 10:03:48 PM  

angry bunny: mrmyxolodian: machoprogrammer: The spookiest call was the Area 51 worker who called in, talking about how the aliens were interdimensional beings, and then his phone link went dead.

Not just his phone, but the transformer that powered the station blew up too.
That was awesome. I really don't want to know the truth of that call, I prefer to believe my imagination.

/Too lazy to find the link.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee3bld4lTG0

I total forgot about that till you guys brought it up now I can't un-hear how absolutely panicked this guy was.  I tend to think mental illness, but still the fact that the whole station went down at the exact same time lends that certain error of creepiness that could really make to C to C great


Whoa. I'm gonna gank that if only for the freakout value.
 
2014-02-12 10:06:36 PM  
I work scheduling commercials for Coast to Coast FM. So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.
 
2014-02-12 10:08:27 PM  
....whoa.
 
2014-02-12 10:19:24 PM  
OK, there seems to be a decent bit of followup on the frantic caller guy.

Just one example:

http://adventureamigos.net/in-depth-the-art-bell-area-51-caller/
 
2014-02-12 10:22:55 PM  
And this....THIS is simply not responsible at all.

This is some bad sh*t!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ASP3aKVj4

Oh CRAP!! the guy is flying one of Rutan's LongEZ aircraft.

Goddamn!!
 
2014-02-12 10:28:50 PM  
And here, apparently, is the return of the frantic Area 51 caller.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZdcqizkUM4

....my gods that guy in the EZ is a complete idiot. What a waste of a fine little aircraft.
 
2014-02-12 11:08:45 PM  

girlygirlmpls: Best Art Bell impression is done by Phil Hendrie. Funny and dead on. Best subscription money I have ever spent.


This.
No audio Phil tonight due to snow in DC. Got my bsp yo
 
2014-02-12 11:32:20 PM  
these guys were teabaggers before it was cool?
 
2014-02-13 12:24:15 AM  

Kittypie070: And this....THIS is simply not responsible at all.


Oh shiat.

8:15: "Hold on here, I'm going down on the deck. I'm goin' in, I'm gettin' down here. He ain't gonna get me."

No, of course not. What chance would a professional fighter pilot in an F-16 have against you, Jim Bob? What a fool. Anyway, no the F-16 didn't kill him, the AA battery did. What a dumbass.
 
2014-02-13 01:14:01 AM  
A few nights ago, they were interviewing an UFO expert who claimed flying saucers are gasoline-powered interstellar vehicles and that Einstein was wrong no less than every 2.5 minutes.
 
2014-02-13 01:33:09 AM  
Ancient Fishy!!!!

Dude, how have you been!?

Kity been missing y'all.
 
2014-02-13 02:24:09 AM  

Coelacanth: A few nights ago, they were interviewing an UFO expert who claimed flying saucers are gasoline-powered interstellar vehicles and that Einstein was wrong no less than every 2.5 minutes.


I wonder what kind of mileage you need to get to reach Proxima Centauri.
 
2014-02-13 02:33:04 AM  

Kittypie070: Oh CRAP!! the guy is flying one of Rutan's LongEZ aircraft.



Rutan? Sounds Korean. Is that some  Taepodong missle?
 
2014-02-13 03:14:16 AM  

shortymac: StrikitRich: Didn't know C2C and Johnny B had parted ways.

Really miss Art Bell and wish he'd stuck with Sirius as George Noorey seems more interested in religious mysteries than scientific mysteries.

I really want him to do some live-streaming podcast style show and be able to buy old episodes. Apparently Apple does internet radio now.

FARK I love the show so much, I don't believe a lick of it but Art always made sure to have good storytellers on the air. There's only been a few people where I thought I was endorsing their delusions instead of just lying to me.

I miss Mel's Hole, Shadow People, JC, etc


just go to you tube and type in 'art bell somewhere in time' and BAM! boat loads of old Art shows!
 
2014-02-13 09:32:31 AM  

Begoggle: Coast to Coast/Art Bell is for crazy people who aren't into FOX News.


Democrats?
 
2014-02-13 09:39:12 AM  

yukichigai: ItchyMcDoogle: Used to LOVE Coast to Coast. Bell was great and the early Norry years were decent. Between the conspiracy and nutball stuff there would be a caller that would really hit a good note on something and freak you out.

Too bad no one has picked up that concept on radio with a better host..Just unfiltered callers talking about spooky stuff.

The better host is the key part. Art had a way of engaging the guests without kissing their asses.  He'd even tell them things like, "I'm looking at your photos/transcripts/evidence/etc. and I'm just not seeing it," but wouldn't make it sound like he'd written them off entirely, and more importantly would somehow do it in a way that made them want to talk more about different things.

George, on the other hand, seems unable to engage the guests without agreeing with everything they say.  There are times when he does call some of them on their wingiest of wingnut theories, but when he does he always loses them; it's always almost adversarial, if you will, so they get defensive.  Totally changes the tone of the interview.

TL;DR: With Art, I always felt like I was hearing an open-minded yet analytical person give some fringe people time to share their theories without any bias (mostly) in either direction, while asking interesting questions on the topic. With George I feel like I'm listening to the rantings of a downtown schizophrenic with occasional cheering from that one really slow homeless dude with the dent in the side of his head.


Spot on.
 
2014-02-13 10:03:32 AM  
Actually...in the Area 51 flyover call...if it was real, the sound of that siren in the background should have been changing continuously. Doppler effect and all. But it sounded like the phone and the siren were stationary relative to each other.

'pon further review, I call shenanigans. Entertaining shenanigans, but shenanigans.
 
2014-02-13 10:04:10 AM  

WeenerGord: Kittypie070: Oh CRAP!! the guy is flying one of Rutan's LongEZ aircraft.


Rutan? Sounds Korean. Is that some  Taepodong missle?


Hi Weener.

This is the aircraft. Quite a handsome little thing.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2014-02-13 10:05:41 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Actually...in the Area 51 flyover call...if it was real, the sound of that siren in the background should have been changing continuously. Doppler effect and all. But it sounded like the phone and the siren were stationary relative to each other.

'pon further review, I call shenanigans. Entertaining shenanigans, but shenanigans.


Yup. I noticed that too, I couldn't NOT notice it.
 
2014-02-13 10:48:22 AM  

Bucky Katt: these guys were teabaggers before it was cool?


Quite frankly, thanks to the internet the conspiracy nuts, extremists, and fringe movements are merging together and cross-sharing information and conspiracies.

For example: Evangelicals, Neo-cons, and now Teabaggers are very much into hippie alternative treatments for some reason. I don't quite know why.

This books goes into more detail about it and it's a fun read, the author breaking into Bohemian Grove with Alex Jones of all people:  http://www.amazon.com/Them-Adventures-Extremists-Jon-Ronson/dp/074323 3 212
 
2014-02-13 10:57:54 AM  

Fish_Fight!: shortymac: StrikitRich: Didn't know C2C and Johnny B had parted ways.

Really miss Art Bell and wish he'd stuck with Sirius as George Noorey seems more interested in religious mysteries than scientific mysteries.

I really want him to do some live-streaming podcast style show and be able to buy old episodes. Apparently Apple does internet radio now.

FARK I love the show so much, I don't believe a lick of it but Art always made sure to have good storytellers on the air. There's only been a few people where I thought I was endorsing their delusions instead of just lying to me.

I miss Mel's Hole, Shadow People, JC, etc

just go to you tube and type in 'art bell somewhere in time' and BAM! boat loads of old Art shows!


It's what I'm doing now. :)  I found that that he has an internet radio thing going now and I'm going to check it out.

Speaking of which, maybe you can help me out. I'm trying to find the show mentioned in the famous Shadow People episode with Thunder Strikes, where we first hear of the shadow people. This would be 2000-2001 sometime.

A caller called in and started describing his encounters with shadow people at his family's remote cabin as a kid. His family had moved there when his older sibling died in a car accident and it was so remote people used "x miles north of the creek" for directions. I believe it was the first mention of shadow people because the caller and Art weren't using the term and seemed confused by the whole concept.

I listened to it as a teen at 3am and it freaked me out, I've been dying for a copy.
 
2014-02-13 11:59:44 AM  
WeenerGord Rutan? Sounds Korean. Is that some  Taepodong missle?

You either ain't from Mojave or you're Chuck Yeager

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/Features/rutan_recalls.html
 
2014-02-13 01:58:13 PM  

shortymac: shortymac: StrikitRich: Didn't know C2C and Johnny B had parted ways.

Really miss Art Bell and wish he'd stuck with Sirius as George Noorey seems more interested in religious mysteries than scientific mysteries.

I really want him to do some live-streaming podcast style show and be able to buy old episodes. Apparently Apple does internet radio now.

FARK I love the show so much, I don't believe a lick of it but Art always made sure to have good storytellers on the air. There's only been a few people where I thought I was endorsing their delusions instead of just lying to me.

I miss Mel's Hole, Shadow People, JC, etc

He launched some sort of web radio!

http://artbell.com/dark-matter-radio-schedule/

WOO HOO!

/He's the best to code or shut off the brain to


Far as I know, Art still has a non-compete with Sirius.  The Dark Matters website is being run by someone else since Dark Matters went dark on Sirius.
 
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