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Art Bell Tribute: UFOs & Other Weirdness! – Episode 186 – Shane Plays Geek Talk

Art Bell Tribute: UFOs and Other Weirdness shane plays podcast title 5-25-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/25/2019:
Art Bell Tribute: UFOs & Other Weirdness!

Highlights: Tribute to Art Bell, paranormal talk radio host extraordinaire who challenged what the medium could be, gained millions of listeners, and was an interesting guy in his own right (while being surprisingly down to earth). Also: unexplained explosions and dead birds in an Arkansas town, and the US government admits they investigate UFOs. Wanna take a ride?

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Music used:
Giorgio Moroder – Chase
From the soundtrack for 1978’s Midnight Express
Art Bell’s opening theme for Coast to Coast AM

Topic Notes:

Art Bell’s Wikipedia Entry

Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72 | The New York Times

According to the New York Times, once had the third-largest radio audience among talk-show hosts, after Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura Schlessinger | The New York Times

Cost of Y2K Bug Fixes (Over $300 Billion with a B!):

Explosive sound that rattled windows in Beebe remains a mystery; probably not aliens, professor says | Arkansasas Online

Beebe, AR: Repeated blackbird death incidents,_Arkansas#Repeated_blackbird_death_incidents

Where are they now: Beebe Blackbirds | THV 11

Dead blackbirds fall again in Arkansas town |

Scientists say mysterious ‘Oumuamua’ object could be an alien spacecraft | NBC News

‘Oumuamua Wikipedia page’Oumuamua

Washington Post news service removes story about Harvard astronomer’s theory | Chicago Tribune

Newly-released DoD video purportedly shows Navy pilot’s encounter with UFO | ABC News

Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs | FOX News

‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects | The New York Time

The Navy Says UFOs Are Real. UFO Hunters Are Thrilled | Vice

What We Know About the Navy’s UFO Problem | Foxtrot Alpha

Yet Another Sign of the Apocalypse: Navy Pilots Reported UFO Sightings on Almost ‘Daily Basis’ | Rolling Stone

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