Art Bell Dead at Age 72—Days After Supporting a Friend’s Plan to Drive Into Area 51

Art Bell Dead at Age 72—Days After Supporting a Friend’s Plan to Drive Into Area 51:

Art Bell has been in poor health for decades and he was a heavy smoker, so I can’t say that his death comes as much of a surprise.


Just before he died, Art was supporting radio host Heather Wade in her plan to drive into Area 51 as an act of civil disobedience. Initially, I chuckled at this plan, knowing that the camo dudes would simply be waiting at the entrances to detain Wade within seconds of her crossing the line. The fact that Wade’s “Area 51 Invasion” was going to be hyped for weeks in advance led me to believe that it was all just a publicity stunt for her radio show.

Curiously or not, within days of supporting Wade’s plan, Art Bell died.


Art Bell, dead on Friday the 13th, after endorsing a friend’s half cocked plan to drive into Area 51…

(It’s pretty much perfect, if you ever listed to Art at all over the years.)

Below are some of Art’s last Facebook posts, just in case:

Art Bell
March 30 at 9:27pm
INVASION of Nevada Area 51

All I can say is WOW! Heather Wade has just announced she intends to Invade Area 51 here (close by) in our part of Nevada. It is actually just over the mountains to our North and West.

Here is what I think: She is serious and make no mistake she will do it for better or worse. I have known about this for just a few days and have given it some thought, she has documents that have led her believe Aliens or artifacts are present at that base and wants to prove it.

My guess is she will be Arrested and she understands that. if it happens I have told her I will fill in if necessary, after all what could go wrong? Perhaps I will have to Bail her out!

All I know for sure is she is a truly determined Woman and no amount of talking is going to change her mind. I truthfully say the same thought has crossed my mind over the Years but the thought of Arrest or worst case getting shot always stopped me.

She has Cajones


Art Bell
April 2 at 4:06pm
In addition to the Guest listed below Heather says she has more on the Area 51 Invasion tonight which is NOT some kind of April fool joke.


Art Bell
April 2 at 10:35pm

Heather has made a wise decision in my opinion, she will indeed enter Area 51 as she stated she will do, but alone. She is inviting a crowd for a intention experiment to join her in trying to manifest craft, but she alone will enter the restricted area and is prepared she says to accept the consequences. She is doing something I would not do, she sure has guts. Even those of you who decide not to go can help in this wild experiment. I am very proud of her work and determination.

Art Bell

Art Bell
April 6 at 10:10am
Heather Wade announced that she was going to go to Area 51 this coming June.. People have been responding fast and furious, with some stating she is in danger of being arrested–or even killed!

Talk show legend and original MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT host Art Bell is responding in kind to people on Facebook..

What Heather is doing is a brave act. For all my life people have talked Disclosure and talked and talked. I have no illusion that she will get to any Alien anything but at least she feels the need to do something, anything to move beyond talk and raise the stakes in trying to get to the truth. If we have been visited (and I believe we have) we have a right to know. It seems to me we have a moral right to know, will it change people’s basic faith? Not any more than the Pope suddenly being quoted as saying “There is no Hell”. We have a right to know, she is right and if a act of Civil Disobedience helps I am all for it.

On acts of civil disobedience..

Not much has ever happened in America until people have engaged in some act that ended up with jail or a sore head

On whether he would join..

I completely understand what she is doing and why, if I was younger I would join. I guess if you really want change you have to do more then ask

When asked about the famed pilot who called into his show while flying directly into Area 51 in the 1990s,

They don’t know when she is coming, like I have said I have no illusions that she will meet any Aliens or even get close, I think it just makes the point that talking won’t get it done, I feel we have a right to know and have always hoped it would be before I go…

Via: KNPR:

Paranormal radio show host Art Bell has died. He was 72.

The Nye County Sheriff’s office Bell died in his Pahrump home yesterday.

An autopsy is scheduled in coming days to determine the cause of death.

Bell was the founder and original owner for Pahrump station KNYE. His nationally-syndicated program, “Coast to Coast AM,” was aired on about 500 stations in North America in the 1990s.

Satire: 1990s Phil Hendrie Parody of Art Bell Encouraging Unauthorized Entry to Area 51

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