Jesse Robertson writing for the Los Angeles Review of Books:

ON THE NIGHT of September 11, 1997, the phone lines on the Coast to Coast AM radio show were open and unscreened, with a special line reserved for callers with inside information about Area 51, the infamous United States Air Force base long rumored to house captive UFOs. The show’s host, Art Bell — nestled within his home studio in Pahrump, Nevada — spent the first few hours fielding calls from listeners with far-flung theories of government deception.

But something strange happened midway through the broadcast…

The Truth Was Out There: On the Legacy of Art Bell