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At about 1am EST, Friday, September 12, 1997, he designated one phone line for Area 51 employees who wanted to discuss the secretive base. Several callers claimed to work at Area 51, but the bizarre highlight of the night came when a seemingly distraught and terrified man claimed to be a former Area 51 employee recently discharged for "medical" reasons. He cited malevolent extraterrestrials at Area 51 ("extradimensional beings" who are not "what they claim to be") and an impending disaster that the government knew would take out "major population centers." Midway through this call, Bell's program went off the air for about 30 minutes. After talking to network engineers, the official explanation was that the network satellite had "lost earth lock" or forgotten where the earth was. Network officials were baffled. The caller surfaced a couple weeks later, by the name Brian, and said he had created the character (confirming the claim after a brief performance, using the same panicked voice) but said he had no idea how or why the show was knocked off the air.
Originally posted by Bocephus
They do that stuff to me all the time...especially with television...
Some of it is comical and some can be very disturbing...
While I agree the caller could have faked the dialogue (although I thought it sounded very convincing), it does not explain the disruption in the broadcast which Art Bell himself acknowledges during his show.
Originally posted by thedangler
if you want to find the audio just listen to a tool song. i dont remeber which one it is but the song per say is that exact guy talking about the ET's.
i know its not on 10,000 days cd so go hunting for it... and its that for sure.
when i listened to it i was baffled because i knew it from a tool song.
found it songs called Faaip De Oiad - album Lateralus
[edit on 29-6-2007 by thedangler]