Was there or were there any specific topics Art Bell didn’t believe that he now knows was true? If yes, what topics or particular revelations came after passing?
Thanks Art for your radio show and all you have done to make us think.
I rarely ask a "guest" back for more Q&A when it involves a famous deceased person, because I feel like I'm intruding; it's a human habit, I know. From a brief conversation at the store or the post office, I wouldn't happen back for an unexpected visit and I feel the same with an "invitee".
Nevertheless, Mr. Bell was more than kind enough to return. Questions repeated along with "his" replies.
RQ1: Was there or were there any specific topics Art Bell didn’t believe that he now knows was true? If yes, what topics or particular revelations came after passing?
AB: Hello again, and thanks for tuning in, couldn't resist saying that. People tuning in made my career, and it still does! I was skeptical of more than half the paranormal stuff, wouldn't that surprise you. I doubted that much of it, and it was my desire to clear up or confirm my doubts that led to having commentary, callers and guests on the show. I knew some listeners would see things differently, some the same. The key was, don't all points of view deserve a chance? Which ones are worth pursuing is a later decision, and that's the human judgment value system. My idea was not to pre-judge and let the subject air itself out, on the air, literally. I often took a skeptical view just to provoke a good conversation. The listeners benefitted, didn't they? I think so, and the show's popularity was the result.
To your second question, I will say there were two things I did not believe very much which I certainly do now: alien extraterrestrials and higher dimensions. I mean where people can moe through solid objects, either walking through closed doors and putting their hand through a table top.
RQ2: Thanks Art for your radio show and all you have done to make us think.
AB: You were welcome, I appreciate hearing that. Maybe I'll start a radio show up here and call it Pole to Pole PM, covers the Earth. It will rip off the paint company symbol of a can being poured over the planet, to symbolize covering the planet for all beings interested. Take care and be sure to tune in!
Great followup. Probably being a skeptic makes for good questions.
What a coincidence. Years ago, I had Coast to Coast to thank for helping me figure out that a famous NDE survivor and author was not necessarily a truth teller.
Thanks to an appearance they did on the show, a ridiculous statement was made that could never be hidden or disavowed.
I lost all confidence in her story. That was a good thing for me. The ashes of that belief ultimately led to my spiritual understanding of today.
Was/were the episode(s) during Art Bell's reign or part of the George Noory era?
I believe it was the Art Bell era, though she was interviewed by both over the years.
The thing she said was omitted from later interviews. When I discovered it by chance, I confronted her on her web site. There was some scrambling evidently and I was told that she respected me so much and that she would e-mail me privately. She never did.
After that piece of evidence, I was able to put two and two together and realized she was a fraud. I was disgusted.
I should add that she was extremely famous at the time, so of course Coast to Coast would have her on repeatedly. She was on Oprah and I think even 60 Minutes.
Lesson in discernment.
Apologies as I understand your point about bothering entities but is there anyway you can inquire as to if he has re-met with Father Malachi Martin?
He and Fr. Martin had an extensive on-air relationship spanning many years and many on-air interviews
Fr. Martin was the was "go-to" Exorcist of the Catholic Church for many years.
Be interested to see both Mr. Bell's and Fr. Martin's opinion of the devil as they have both crossed over.
thanks again ever so much Patrick
The Committee answers, "Yes."
Answers Father Martin's soul: "The human idea of the devil is not an invader of the soul. It is a torn life experience the soul agrees, plans and wants to have, then executes the plan. The plan often executes the human. The human observer desire to drive out the devil fits neatly with the good versus bad, black vs. white and us vs them human views of society. It is an illusion. This is not to say there are no terrible examples of deformed behaviour humans call a demonic possession, but the cause is not a devil, there is no d-evil, and the solution is not exorcism. That process is simply an appeal to the life plan to cease and desist. This would come about anyway, something human incarnation cannot and intentionally does not understand."
I love the Committee's response to this question...it speaks to so many other aspects of our life experiences. Thank you very much!
Wow. Way much more than what was asked or expected and an incredible answer!
thanks Patrick, GAG's and Malachi
This evenhanded approach combined w/ Bell’s manner did make for entertaining, sensational late night talk radio, but his style did little, if anything, to help separate the proverbial ‘wheat from the chaff.’ The rapidly growing, gullible Coast to Coast AM listening audience newly addicted to the X-Files television series and that poster in Mulders office: “I Want to Believe”were never properly educated on how to discern between fact and fiction and Art Bell’s credulous style of entertainment, while an advertiser’s and sociologist’s dream, became a real-life researcher’s nightmare <like me>. Artie believed in the afterlife, LOL, and with his passing I find myself hoping that he was right.
No chance though. None. Art essentially was a clown.