Art Bell, Paranormal Radio Show Host, Dies at 72

Art Bell, Paranormal Radio Show Host, Dies at 72

Bell's buffs may pause to mull the importance of the getting passed the 13th, of all days.

"Coast to Coast AM" confirmed the information on Twitter, saying its employees was "profoundly saddened with the information that the creator and authentic host of Coast to Coast AM, Artwork Bell, has handed away on the age of 72".

Radio host Arthur "Art" Bell died in his Nevada home on Friday, authorities said.

Even after relinquishing his title as host in the early 2000s, Bell returned to the airwaves now and then, and he also started a show for satellite radio, the obituary said.

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In about 40 cities around the country, and in London and Tokyo, Art Bell Chat Clubs met regularly to hear talks by ufologists and by ordinary people who described their near-death and past-life experiences.

Bell ruled the late night airwaves during the 1990's with a syndicated show carried by 500 stations featuring wide ranging discussions about weird conspiracy theories, involving everything from Bigfoot to the paranormal. "He will be missed, but I know he is now on another journey".

At Bell's peak in the 1990s, his show, "Coast to Coast AM", was on more than 400 radio stations including Fort Wayne's WOWO AM 1190, which still airs the program weeknights from 1 to 5 a.m.

Throughout Bell's Nationwide Radio Corridor of Fame induction in 2008, his former enterprise accomplice, Alan Corbeth, mentioned nobody was higher than Bell at understanding "how you can create theater of the thoughts".

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