posted on Jul, 15 2006 @ 05:08 PM
Ah, it always pleases me to find yet another Coast to Coast Am fan. I am strangely surprised -- though I shouldn't be -- when I realize that there
are more "nuts" other than myself who are willing to sit up through the night listening to , well, other nuts.
My favorite shows on Coast to Coast have all been with Art Bell as host. You might remember some of these;
-the guy who called in from his private airplane. He told Art that he was going to enter Area 51 air space. Art told him not to but the fellow
continued on. The hapless pilot told how he could see aircraft being scrambled to intercept him and....then.....silence.
-Mel's hole has to be another favorite. This guy, I think he was in Arkansas, had a "big hole" on his property that seemed to be bottomless. The
guy had dumped busses and cars into the hole. He had lowered line with flashlights on the end and he had lost sight of the light before he ran out of
line. Thank god he was in Arkansas and, so, had access to the latest in scientific equipment with which to investigate his hole. Great show.
-then there was the episode that this guy called in. The guy said that he had been hunting and that he had shot "something". He described it as an
alien. Well, the guy put the "alien" in his freezer and, wouldn't you know it, the alien had come back to life and now, there were screams coming
out of the guys freezer. And I thought that I had problems.
-and last, but not least, of my favorite shows was the one where the oft repeated "sounds from hell" recording was first aired. It seems that
Russian scientists were trying to drill the deepest hole ever. After having drilled a great way into the Earth's crust, the scientists lowered a
microphone into the hole. What they heard astounded them.....they could hear screaming and howling people! They had tapped into HELL!
They repeat this recording on occasion on Coast to Coast and it never fails to give me the creeps. You can probably even find this recording on the
net (try googling "sounds from hell") or you can just wait til they play it on the show again.
Yeah, there are plenty of memorable Coast to Coast moments and, frankly, I think that there will plenty more. Art and George Noorey and, for that
matter, Ian Plunkitt are all great radio personalities and all have great expertise in dealing with "whatever comes up" and you know that
"something" always comes up on Coast to Coast.