Mel’s Hole: A Sensational Urban Myth of a Mysterious Bottomless Pit

By | September 5, 2018

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On February 21, 1997, a gentleman called into the radio show, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Art Bell, with a sensational and unbelievable tale. His name was Mel Waters. He told Bell and his listeners about a strange and mysterious bottomless pit on his rural Washington state property and the eerie qualities surrounding the pit, which became known as Mel’s Hole. Many people became fascinated with the bottomless pit…the problem was, Mel Waters refused to give its exact location and no one could find it. Was Mel’s Hole a hoax, or was it, as Waters himself claims, purposely covered up by the United States government? Let us peer into Mel’s Hole. 

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Art Bell, host of Coast To Coast AM

Mel Contacted a Paranormal Radio Show

When Mel Waters called into Art Bell’s hit syndicated radio show in 1997 to tell the world about Mel’s Hole, he was contacting the host of a well-known show that featured tales of the unexplained. He knew his sensational story would be delivered to the right audience. The late night radio show, which combines long-format interviews with call-ins, has a weekly audience for close to 2.75 million people and the show is carried on more than 600 radio stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Originally created and hosted by Bell, who passed away on April 13, 2018, Coast to Coast AM deals with paranormal topics.