Mentioned by a 9-year old caller to Dark Matter on 10-10-2013 -- Art Bell captured the raw essence of the midnight hour. During his lengthy run on Coast to Coast AM, he interviewed guests and bravely took unscreened calls, leading his audience on bizarre and often humorous adventures through the fringe and unknown. Even if you, like me, didn’t always believe what you heard, you still had fun with it. That was the unique talent of Bell: taking something unbelievable and turning it into “absolute entertainment,” minus the ridicule that most believers would face in more traditional settings. My favorite episode? October 4, 2002 – Dallas Thompson, which introduced me to the Hollow Earth Theory… via Stranger Dimensions.com.