Last night Art Bell canceled his program MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT at the last minute due to a ‘serious incident’ that occurred. The description of events that were told tonight on Thanksgiving eve were chilling.
Bell said ‘somebody or somebodies don’t want me on the air,’ as he went on to explain several instances starting with the October live radio shooting that occurred while Bell was broadcasting. A police report on that matter was filed, and many neighbors heard shots. One described a dark car and witnessed the person shooting the rifle near Bell’s studio on his property.
On November 18, Bell said that another incident occurred at 7:50 PM PDT, where a call was placed to his house and a man’s voice said if he went on the air that night both he and his family ‘would be killed.’ The number was blocked and service providers were not able to provide further information. Tonight was the first time that Bell publicly relayed this information to his listening audience.
On November 23, as Bell began his interview with Michio Kaku, he explained that security lights in the rear of the home went on. Bell grabbed a gun and went to the door as he observed a man crouched down near his studio window before taking off into the darkness of the desert. Another police report was filed after the incident.
Bell admits being shaken up by the happenings, calling it ‘terrorism on a personal level.’
Art Bell had a moment where he realized that he could have shot the intruder, saying “the next day it hit me like a bomb, ‘I almost shot at somebody'” during his on air description of the events.
Bell explained not only has his life been disrupted, but his wife and child also have been living in a state of fear concerning the events.
Security has been increased, as Bell joked it is ‘fit for a king, or dictator.’
Allegations are not being publicly made as to who it is that may be committed the acts on Bell’s property, but suspicions are a plenty across the interview.
But the show goes on.. Bell is broadcasting in spite of threats and outside interests that seem compelled to keep him off the air.
And fans are listening, sending positive thoughts and prayers, and offering intentions of concern for the beloved radio host..