By Tim Binnall
Our newest feature for Coast Insiders, The Art Bell Vault, offers an expanding curated collection with two vintage shows added to the mix each Wednesday. This week's offerings explore the UFO phenomenon, specifically instances wherein the 'powers that be' covered up curious encounters with unidentified craft. First, we showcase a program from 5/27/2007 in which Art spoke to retired Air Force Capt. Robert Collins, who shared insights about the UFO phenomenon that, he said, the government and military were keeping secret. He recounted a 1959 case that saw an F106 sent to intercept an unknown craft that wound up 'capturing' the jet via a tractor beam. Collins also discussed secret areas of Wright-Patterson AFB that are believed to house alien bodies and craft as well as clandestine tests on ETs that were said to have been done by the government.
Next, we journey back to February 19th, 2005 for an episode wherein Art was joined by UFO researcher Timothy Good, who talked about pilot sightings and government cover-ups. He claimed that there had been a staggering 3,400 reports of unidentified craft by pilots since 1920 and mused that the real number of sightings was likely much higher since some witnesses are reticent to report their experience. During his appearance, Good recounted some noteworthy cases, speculated on how the British government may be working with the US government to keep the UFO phenomenon a secret, and theorized about the possibility of alien bases being hidden somewhere here on Earth.
These vintage programs have commercials and breaks removed and are presented in multiple-platforms-- available on-demand for Mac, Windows, IOS, Android, and the Coast app. Many of them feature rare "5th" hours of content from back in the 90s when the show had a longer running time. We do include Art's beloved bumper music, which became such an indelible part of his program.
And for the true Art Bell fan, we offer different listening options to fine-tune your experience, such as guest only, and full show streams. Coast Insiders, we're very happy to bring this new offering to you at no additional charge to your subscription! We welcome your feedback.
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