RADIO CALL — TAPE #760 EXCERPT
Q: Mark Russell Bell
S: “Coast to Coast AM” screener
G: George Noory, host of “Coast to Coast AM”
C: unidentified caller
S: “Coast to Coast.” Can I get your first name please?
Q: Yes. This is Mark.
S: Where are you calling from tonight?
Q: San Fernando Valley.
S: What’s your question or comment tonight?
Q: Well I noticed that Neale Donald Walsch was going to be on.
Q: So I thought I would mention an experience of my own.
S: Okay. Alrighty. Keep listening. When you hear the wild card called, you’ll be up. Alright?
Q: Thank you.
G: . . . weather. I’d like you to call this phone number. (gives number twice) If you are in very violent weather, I’d like you to relate your stories to us. I never have. I have never witnessed a tornado. I’ve been in some severe thunderstorms. That’s about it. But I have not been in the big stuff. Not the hurricanes. Nothing like that. Some other news. Would you spend $1,000 for a mushroom? How about $35,000? An American restauranteur has spent $35,000 on a rare giant mushroom. This is a 2.5 pound white truffle from Italy and it set a record for the price of a single truffle. Now he will use it in his restaurants in West Hollywood. He’s got a French restaurant there called Bastide. That is one heck of a price to pay for a mushroom. Meanwhile, a spectacular display of shooting stars not likely to be repeated for the next 30 years takes place next week. The Leonid meteors generate a shower of activity every November but this year they are predicted to whip up quite a storm as well. It will happen around 4 a.m. Tuesday, November 19th, 4 a.m. Eastern time. The Leonids are not expected to return in such numbers until at least 2034. Now they can be seen in any part of the sky. Among the best places to watch are the northeastern to southeastern skies from around 3 to 5 a.m. when the moon is dipping lower in the west. Anyone hoping to see the shooting stars should face obviously away from the moon. Get that light away. Or hide behind a rooftop or some wall. Street and house lights should be avoided. This is going to be a remarkable, for some once in a lifetime now — comes around now the next one 30 years. So take advantage of that. You know, (“I”) I’ve never had the opportunity to physically save someone and witnessing anything like that. A Welsh couple saved two lives while flying to and from Cuba. Not one but two. One on the way and another on the flight home. They’re paramedics. They were first called when a man in his 40s collapsed on their Monarch Airlines flight to the island. Then on the flight home the pair stepped in when a woman suffered a suspected heart attack. This is an amazing story. The first incident happened six hours into the flight from Gatwick when the captain asked for assistance after the man collapsed at the back of the plane. One of the paramedics—his name is John Bladen—said, “Well he had high blood pressure. It kept dropping, which was why he kept fainting. We gave him oxygen. We got him on his back and got his legs propped up, stayed with him for a couple hours until we landed and the Cuban medics took over on that situation.” But the other one he believed that the woman was suffering a heart attack and he told the pilot to divert to Canada to save some valuable time there. He said, “I decided it was the best to go back to Canada rather than continue to Ireland which was four hours away. I didn’t know if she would last four hours.” Most of the passengers were fine about it. Listen to this. This is the part that gets me. Most of the passengers (“WAS”) were fine with the diversion. Two were very unhappy. Now the woman’s okay now but here’s a woman who possibly could’ve been dying of a heart attack and a couple people on the plane were upset that they had to go to another destination for a while. Someone in Aurora, Colorado has been doing something that I think is despicable — killing, mutilating animals in Denver, in Aurora, Colorado. Officials there are concerned. At least ten cats, two squirrels, one rabbit have been dissected since mid-July. Pet owners and neighbors say that the carcasses were left near their homes. There’s a professor of criminal justice at the Metropolitan State College and he says the killings are indeed alarming. He says the kind of person capable of such cruelty appears to have little concern for life in general. And he says someone like that could be violent toward humans and very dangerous. The United States is still on the hunt for terrorists in the first war of the 21st Century. It will not let Iraq aid any of those thugs, according to President Bush — said today, “Saddam Hussein will fully disarm and prove that he has done so or America will lead a coalition to disarm him.” He will commit, according to Bush, the full force and might of the United States military and he says we will prevail. Meanwhile, this could be considered disturbing if you believe that our rights are being whittled away. The Pentagon is constructing a huge computer system right now that could create a vast electronic dragnet searching for personal information as part of the hunt for terrorists around the globe. Now that’s an important fact here and that is something that we all believe to be necessary, right? But here’s the take. It will provide intelligence analysts and law enforcement officials with instant access information to your Internet mail, calling records to credit cards, banking transactions, travel documents, all of this without a search warrant. Now historically military and intelligence agencies have not been permitted to spy on Americans without very extraordinary legal authorization. But that is changing now and you need to be aware of that. This, of course, being Veterans Day, I’ve got to read something that I always do. It’s kind of tradition for me. Now this was written by a marine for marines. I was in the navy so we all need to understand that this was written by a marine. And by the way the Marines turn 227 years old on November 10th so happy birthday, Marines but let me read this to you. “In the beginning was the word. The word was God. In the beginning was God and all else was darkness and void and without form so God created the heavens and the Earth and He created the Sun and the Moon and stars so that light might pierce the darkness. The Earth God divided between the land and the sea. And these He filled with many assorted creatures. And the dark, salty, slimy creatures that inhabited the murky depths of the oceans God called Sailors and He dressed them accordingly with little trousers that looked like bells at the bottom, with cute little flaps on their shirts to hide hickeys on their necks. He also gave them long sideburns and shabby-looking beards. And God nicknamed them squids and banished them to a lifetime at sea (“THE”) so that the normal folks would not have to associate with them. And to further identify these unloved creatures He called them petty and commodore instead of titles worthy of red-blooded men. And the flighty creatures of the land God called soldiers. And with a twinkle in His eyes and a sense of humor that only He could have had, God made their trousers too short and covers too large and pockets to warm their hands. And to adorn their uniforms God gave them badges in quantities that only a dime store owner could appreciate. And He gave them emblems and crests and all sorts of shiny things that glittered. And devices that dangled. You know, when you’re God you tend to get carried away sometimes in a big way. On the fifth day He thought about creating some air creatures, for which he designed a greyhound bus driver’s uniform especially for flyboys but He discarded the idea during the first week and it was not until years later that some apostles resurrected this theme and established what we now know as the wild blue yonder wonders. And on the seventh day, as you know, God rested. But on the eighth day at 0700 God looked down upon the Earth and was not happy. God was not happy. So He thought about His labors and in his infinite wisdom God created a divine creature. And He called this a marine. And these marines who God had created in His own image were to be of the air, of the land and of the sea. And these He gave many wonderful uniforms. Some were green. Some were blue with red trim. And in the early days some were even a beautiful tan. He gave them practical fighting uniforms (“THAT”) they could wage war against the forces of Satan and evil. He gave them service uniforms for their daily work and training that they might be sharp and ready. And He gave them evening and dress uniforms, sharp, stylish, handsome things so that they might promenade with their ladies on Saturday night and impress the heck out of everybody. He even gave them swords so that people who were not impressed could be dealt with. And at the end of the eighth day God looked down upon the Earth. And He saw that it was good. But was God happy? No. God was still not happy because in the course of His labors He had forgotten one thing. He did not have a marine uniform Himself. But He thought about it and He thought about it and finally satisfied Himself in knowing that, well, not everybody can be called a Marine. But to everybody who has served in the armed forces on behalf of everybody at “Coast to Coast,” we salute you. So in a moment open lines. I’m George Noory. Don’t touch your dial. And this is “Coast to Coast AM.”
(George gives commercials for Ultimate HGH and priceline.com.)
G: And welcome back to “Coast to Coast.” I’m George Noory. By the way, if you ever want to Email me, all you have to do to go to Art Bell’s website is go to www.artbell.com, you click on “Interact,” “E-mail Hosts” and fire away. Like this one: “George, about ten years ago I was living in a home in Baltimore, Maryland with my two young daughters. And I was talking on the phone with my brother who was a bachelor at the time living alone. My two girls were on the living room floor watching TV in front of me when my brother and myself heard clear as a bell the voice of a little girl say, ‘Hello.’ And he at first thought it was one of my children picking up the second phone in the house. And when I told him that they were on the floor in front of me and that the phone I was on I could clearly see across the room with the handheld phone on its base. (“TONIGHT”) Later I heard someone call, “Mommy.” I checked my girls who were sound asleep and upon going down the hallway to the kitchen I heard what was directly behind me, the voice say “Mommy” again. I felt very uneasy and not knowing why, asked out loud just not to show itself. I continued living there for a year more after that. And with only hearing sounds of footsteps once in a while or a cold draft here and there, I never heard her voice again. Ooohhh, that is a little chilling. Let’s go to the phones. . . .
(TRANSCRIBER’S NOTE : NOORY WENT TO THE FIRST TIME CALLER LINE AND THEN HIS SPECIAL LINE THAT EVENING FOR “PEOPLE WHO ARE IN SEVERE AND VIOLENT WEATHER.” THEN, DURING THE BREAK I HEARD THREE SHOW PROMOS FEATURING ART BELL, FOLLOWED BY A NEWSLETTER PROMO WITH NOORY MENTIONING, “YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ESP WITH LYNNE MCTAGGERT. IS THE FORCE DESCRIBED IN THE MOVIE ‘STAR WARS’ REAL?” I ALSO RECORDED THE BROADCAST AND THE 10:30 NEWS BEGAN WITH “LONG BEACH POLICE FEEL THEY HAVE THE BELMONT SHORE RAPIST IN CUSTODY . . .” BUMPER MUSIC SELECTIONS FOR THIS BREAK WERE “[DON’T FEAR] THE REAPER” PERFORMED BY BLUE OYSTER CULT AND “NIGHT RIDE ACROSS THE CAUCASUS” PERFORMED BY LOREENA MCKENNITT.)
G: At the top of the hour my guest will be Neale Donald Walsch, one of the world’s most prolific spiritual messengers/writers. He’ll tell his story, of course. But he claims that he had a conversation with God. I want to tell you a little bit — and get your pencil out for a moment and get some paper. I’m going to give you some phone numbers here. You know, for years a lot of you have been asking that (or “THAT”) where can they get an Art Bell T-shirt or a “Coast to Coast” hat or something that shows the world that they love “Coast to Coast”? Well many believe that you can always find this merchandise; you just couldn’t find it before, right? A little like bigfoot. Where is he? Well now that Art has announced his planned retirement, we thought we’d give you all a treat, I think, and help you find some of this material, this memorabilia once and for all. You can call toll-free at (gives number) to place your order for really the neatest Art Bell T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, hats. Even computer mousepads. That’s (gives number). Now for some online photos and ordering information, check out the Art Bell Gift Center at artbell.com and you’ll see that right on the left hand side of the screen. You just click that on and take a look at that. You can even order online, if you like, but the phone number if you don’t have a computer is (gives number). Now let me tell you a little bit about the After Dark Newsletter where you still get that great deal of 14 issues for the price of 12. (“NOW”) After Dark is a part of “Coast to Coast” — been around for a long time. It’s got thousands of subscribers. If you are not part of the “Coast to Coast” team that picks up After Dark, well you’re missing something. So here’s a number for that. And, again, 14 issues for the price of 12. They throw in two. (gives number) That’s for After Dark now. That is (gives number). Back in a moment. (Noory delivers a commercial for NoRad anti-radiation pharmaceutical-grade potassium iodide pills; followed by commercials for First Horizon Home Loans and Longevia) Boy, I love this Email. “George, my first job out of school, I was an EMT with my local EMS, okay? I then became a firefighter on a volunteer status. I now work for the state’s drug detection unit. I’ve had some pretty unusual events happen to me in the last four years or so. I’ve been haunted, for lack of better words, by people that I either tried to save during an ambulance run, fire call or that I witnessed let’s say the autopsy of. There have been times when I have been literally afraid to take a shower without my wife being in the bathroom because I knew that if I opened the shower curtain someone or something would be right there. Whohoo. I’ve never been one to believe in ghosts or spirits. I was just wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else in the medical profession: doctors, nurses, paramedics? I really have a hectic work schedule but I try to listen to the show whenever I can.” That’s Sargent Mark out there. Well that is a very — I don’t know. You know, there’s nothing worse than opening up a shower curtain and seeing some entity looking right back at you, huh? Let’s go to the calls. Let’s go — wild card caller, (BEEP) (you are on “Coast to Coast.”) You may proceed. Hi there.
Q: Hi, George.
Q: Hi, this is Mark in the San Fernando Valley.
G: Oh sure. Hi, Mark.
Q: It’s still part of L.A. after the ballot.
G: Yes, it is. (small laugh)
Q: But I thought I would share a little of my own experience with God —
Q: — Who I’ve described in the past as not only His or Her own Being; (“BUT A[S]”) also the ultimate split personality.
Q: I believe that God speaks through every voice and I think the clearest means, (“OF”) communication is the events and situations that occur (“IN R”) in our day-to-day lives with the resultant lessons. So I think one would indi(cate) — one would deduce that there is such thing as morality just from our day-to-day struggles.
G: Of course. (“NOW”)
Q: As proof of my experience, I do think that God gave me genealogical evidence.
For example, in my family tree, I noticed that there were family ties with Alfred Hitchcock. And I remember the situation presented in the movie “Rebecca.”
G: Now — now what do you mean? Family ties with Alfred Hitchcock?
Q: Well the Hitchcock lineage.
G: Oh really?
Q: And also the K(en) — the Ken Russell lineage? I don’t know if you’ve seen his films but he made —
G: I thought for a moment Hitchcock had made movies about your family or something.
Q: Well “Rebecca” hits a little close to home in my own case but Ken Russell also made the movie “Tommy.” I’ve also had symbols in my life. For example, I’ve actually experienced burning bushes. (“I”) When I was working at Paramount Pictures, of course, that studio’s known for its mountain logo. So that was sort of like going to the mountain.
Q: I’ve ha(d) — I get messages all the time as I’ve mentioned before — T-shirts, bumper stickers. And I’m alway(s) — there’s a lot of what people would call “paranormal events” in my life: for example, pennies manifesting around me and a myriad of other events. But as one to whom God and Christ has revealed Themselves, I must raise the question when someone claims that there is no such thing as right or wrong, then whatever is there in existence worthy of God to love? Because mankind is going to be a colossal failure unless we spiritually evolve to a level where we can simply accept responsibility in our actions.
G: Well don’t you think — and thanks for the call — don’t you think the biggest problem with mankind is his inability to really understand the cosmos? Because I think if he did that first, he’d get a better handle on just what might be out there. And that’s why (line disconnected) I’m looking forward to my interview with our guest at the top of the hour, Neale Donald Walsch, because (“NO”) he claims that he has had a conversation with God. Now does he still continue it? We’ll find out. And (“HH”) — and how does he even know that it is God? What if it’s something else? What if it’s some kind of being or an entity? So this one I’m looking forward to. Let’s go to our special line . . .
Q: (speaking into tape recorder) Well I had notes to help me. I hope it didn’t sound like I was reading because I don’t like that on the radio myself. But after a few bad experiences with sloppiness, I did take notes. Now unfortunately George didn’t let me go on very long. What I wanted to say next was every wisdom tradition expresses the importance of helping other members of our entire human and animal family and preserving the eco-system. And then I guess I — well George would’ve thought that I was ‘attacking’ — yet I think you do have to ask the hard questions of people like me and like Neale who make these claims. When Mr. Walsch is concerned, he has accomplished something that has made executives all over America very jealous. And that is he has turned God into a franchise. Does that sound cruel? Sometimes you’ve got to be cruel to be kind. My question for Mr. Walsch would be — and I would’ve hoped that George would’ve passed it along — if he is concerned about being responsible (“HH”) for creating new fallacies about God and life among the gullible because all of his “new revelations” seem to be more in keeping with a greedy person’s agenda rather than having anything to do with God. I did visit his website today and I did read some of the material. Also, I would’ve liked to mention — or I would have probably phrased it as, “I hope you will mention, George, to listeners that if they would like to read a book about spirituality without the commercial purpose of making a profit, visit the testament.org website.” Anyway.