Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 24th, 2013
PAHRUMP — The master of the macabre is returning to radio. Late night radio kingpin Art Bell, who started his career at a Las Vegas station before he became an international star, has been off the air for a few years but is returning soon – returning not only to radio, but to a laundry list of weird topics that tend to give his listeners a case of the heebie-jeebies.
Bell gave his only TV interview to a reporter he has worked with over the years – the I-Team’s George Knapp.
“My favorite line from ‘Contact’ is, ‘Wanna take a ride? Well, we are going to take a ride here.”
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The fact that Art Bell will be sitting in front of a microphone again, broadcasting from the high desert “in the kingdom of Nye” is deliriously good news to his legions of fans all over the world. And it’s fitting that his new show, “Art Bell’s Dark Matter” will be beamed to earth via an extraterrestrial source — that is, satellite radio, because, for years, Bell fed and nurtured the public appetite for space aliens, abductions, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night, topics which now dominate cable TV and the internet.
“I love that stuff. The world has changed, only in the sense that what I did back then is now times 10,” Bell said.
“These questions, deep questions like, life after death, is there any? Ufos? People from elsewhere, things from elsewhere … ghosts … those questions are still there and bigger now … as we get older, we wonder more about these things. I certainly do.”
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.