During Open Lines, George offered a different special topic line each hour. A caller to the 'I've got a secret' hotline confessed to stabbing one of two attackers who tried to rob him at knife-point in a restroom at a dance club in Tijuana, Mexico. The caller said he was able to get a knife away from one of his assailants and stab him in the arm pit before fleeing the scene. According to the caller, this is a fatal wound and his attacker likely bled to death within a few minutes of removing the knife.
A caller to the 'other dimensions' hotline shared details of her friend's passing. The caller claims to have witnessed her dying friend's spirit leave her body, arise from the bed and perform a series of pirouettes (ballet turns) around the bedroom. A caller to the 'whistleblower' line talked about the recent ricin incident in Las Vegas. The caller said his best friend, who works at a hotel in the city, told him that police found two tickets to a Vegas NASCAR race along with the ricin. There may have been plans to use the deadly poison at the race, the caller speculated.
Frequent guest and consummate storyteller, Lionel Fanthorpe phoned into the show to provide an update on his health. Fanthorpe said he experienced severe abdominal pain and thought it could be a problem with his gall bladder. After a consultation with his physician, Fanthorpe said his pain miraculously disappeared. In the last half hour, George played a classic excerpt from one of Art Bell's earlier programs, featuring a discussion with Mel Waters about the 'bottomless' hole he discovered on his property.