Mel’s Hole

By | October 25, 2012

Broadcasting from his double-wide trailer in Nevada, Art bell was good at what he did, and in his heyday, there was one broadcast that had me completely enthralled. Mel’s hole is one of those stories I listened to on the edge of my seating cursing commercials because they where too long.

I came across some mp3s of the broadcast(s) and here they are. The story is basically this

The hole, the story goes, exists outside of town on land once owned by a man who calls himself Mel Waters. For years, he said, it was used as the neighborhood dump for trash, old appliances, dead cattle. When the hole never filled up, Waters measured its depth by lowering weighted fishing line into it. After 80,000 feet, he gave up. Amazed by this odd place (which dogs and birds avoided), Waters called radio host Art Bell, whose late-night show on conspiracies and the paranormal attracts a huge national audience.

Download The Radio Broadcast Here:

A short video about Mel’s Hole

News Story:

A quick google search for Mel’s Hole will bring you tons more information.

I run a radio stream that plays all of Mel’s hole plus a lot of similar things at

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2 thoughts on “Mel’s Hole

  1. Ling Abel

    Hi, just wanted to say I also was enthralled with this story, I live in Washington State and often
    wondered if I should visit the area Mel called home 🙂 but, sad to say I never did.
    Thank you for sharing these mp3’s — love U7Radio by the way.

  2. Dave

    Fact…or Faked? I loved the story when I heard it originally. Then some holes (no pun intended) popped up. The one that sticks in my mind is the weight of 80,000 ft. of fishing line and the strength needed to support it. Still miss Art. The reruns seem to bring back a nostalgic form of entertainment. I can enjoy the show, and reflect about where/when I heard it first. Great work on the U7 stream!!

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