Religious organizations were
founded in Hot Springs. The Assembly of God
denomination was 'born' right here in the early 1900's.
A plaque marks the exact spot on the sidewalk. Many well known
and famous evangelists began their careers, selling
God's word right here in Hot Springs. Most do not
acknowledge the link between them and Hot Springs -
why? I don't know!
Hot Springs was undoubtedly one
of the wildest towns in America.
Hot Springs, well known
internationally as a gambling mecca, boasted open
prostitution that flourished and well-known gangsters
came here to avoid the law. Warring gangs met in
peace here. Drugs flowed as freely as alcohol, which
was consumed openly on the main street that is
Central Avenue. Visitors would walk from one casino
or nightclub to the next drinks in hand. The next day
the clubs would return their glasses to their
respective owners. This was as late as the early 1960's,
I know, I was a teenager and right in the middle of
Top entertainers such as Frankie
Laine appeared frequently. As a matter of fact my
good friends are the owners of a world renowned Bar B
Que restaurant. Alcohol was not served on Sunday by
law-abiding business owners. One Sunday Frankie was
eating at the restaurant and he told the founder and
owner, "If you'll get me a beer, I'll sing you a
song." To this the owner replied, "Well,
you ain't gettin' no beer." Frankie sang anyway.
While in office, Bill would fly
into town on Air Force One and "pig-out" on
his favorite combination, chopped beef sandwich and
bar b que beans. While the big Air Force One was
sitting at the airport, the staff would deliver to
the crew their favorites. The son, who is now sixty
years of age, attended school with Bill who is a few
years his Jr. but we all knew and loved Bill. I too
went to school with Bill.
The notorious and famous Wyatt
Earp came to Hot Springs for some gambling and
boozing. He got out of hand and the sheriff escorted
him out of town. Even Earp was no match for the
famous SPA officials. You could get away with about
anything as long as you were in the favor of the
establishment but if not, you were in trouble!
Hot Springs Is A Melting Pot of
Humanity, Spiritualism and The Gate To Hell!
Hell's Half Acre...
You can see Hell's Half Acre by
clicking on the appropriate link at the bottom of
this page. It is an unexplainable phenomenon, which
has been a mystery for a hundred or more years. The
eerie plot has jagged rocks and nothing grows; yet it
is surrounded by lush forest and vegetation. It is
located at the edge of Hot Springs' city limit. The
county has closed the road to it, for some reason.
The only way in now is to hike in.
anomaly in the same area is an unbelievably deep hole
in the earth. The hole is a bottomless pit, said to
be created to house a demon, which is chained within
it. Hunters caught after dark have heard its groans
of pain and shrieks of savage profanity. Local folks
make sure not to be anywhere near the place near day's
On The Fringe of Sci-Fi...
Some pretty intelligent people
who study the occult have a theory that it is a major
vortex into time/space. Vortex: An opening to Hell
and there, fallen angels are imprisoned in time as
discussed in the Bible, the Book of Revelation. At a
given time the fallen angels will be released to
bring about the destruction mentioned in Revelation,
chapter nine. This area is also credited by UFO
hunters as being a major 'vortex' into time/space and
many sightings are reported here. For your pleasure: http://www.buysellfind.net/hotsprings/ufo-1897.htm
Tidbits of Hot Springs History...
The first white person to visit
the springs was Hernando DeSoto. Desoto, with his
legions scoured the mountains in search of gold in
Once known as the Valley of the
Vapors because of mystical steam that rose from more
than forty boiling springs. Indians would lay down
their weapons and bathe in peace in the healing
The Vanishing Woman...
Theater, located at 817 Central Avenue in downtown
Hot Springs, now called the Malco Theater. The Malco
was once used for a magician's act. A German magician
Jerome Schmitar had performed in the theater nearly
100 years ago and something went wrong.
an act where he caused someone to disappear and then
reappear minutes later in the same location.
But something went wrong.
Jerome invited a
young girl from the audience to help him with his
trick. She was covered with a large piece of silk.
Jerome withdrew the silk, and to everyone's amazement
Clara Sutherland was nowhere to be found. He
commanded her to reappear. She never reappeared!
Hot Springs' most renowned local historian remembers
that the father of the young girl shot a man who
looked like Jerome, but the rest is uncertain.
the only passage (street) through downtown Hot
Springs, lies a well kept secret and an amazing
tunnel! The tunnel which begins at the north end of
Hot Springs runs underneath the entire downtown
section and eventually exits and empties into Lake
Hamilton. The tunnel is beautiful with arches and
offshoots that only a few know where they go. However,
it is a fact that gangsters, such as, Al Capone could
enter the tunnel from one casino / nightclub and
emerge into another club without ever being seen. The
first level of many of the businesses or buildings
was actually underground and the street level is
actually the second floor. I have never seen it but
have been told by many that there is actually an
arcade down there.
off-limits and against the law to go there now. I
Indian Chief that I spoke with assures me there are
crystal caverns underneath the city. Many say this is
one of the reasons for it's inherent, powerful vortex
into time / space / hell / who knows? One thing is
for sure! This place holds a lot of interest and
always has for those who study the occult and UFO's.
people are confident that this area is one of several
(powerful) vortexes on the planet.
scientific study of the occult, they talk about 'ley'
lines and certain intersections of these 'ley' lines
that are very powerful. They are sometimes referred
to as a Vortex. The group believes that a very
powerful intersection is here in Hot Springs,
Arkansas. One of the others is where the original
Garden of Eden was.... In Iraq, where Sadam restored
Ancient Babylon. There, is where the 4 demons
referred to (Rev, 9) have been bound and will be
released soon. These demons will incarnate into flesh
& blood (men) and lead the 200 million warriors to
which the book of Revelation refers.
it be? The bible says, "Yes." My question:
What role does Hot Springs, Arkansas play in the end
time prophecy? There are definitely too many links to
the spiritual to be coincidence. I can tell you from
first-hand experience, something LARGE is about to
state with a puny little population of about 2 1/2
million people... Arkansas has produced hundreds even
thousands of people who have risen to prominence in
mention a very few:
Clinton, two term president that may well be the new
Secretary General of the United Nations. Highly
regarded by the international community and all world
leaders. I know Bill personally, went to school with
him at Ramble School and Hot Springs Jr. High. He is
the most charismatic, brilliant person I have ever
known. He's supernatural and has more charm and
personality than any human should possess.
Senator, J.W. Fullbright, one of the most
internationally influential men in recent history.
Senator Fullbright owned the Northwest Arkansas Times
a newspaper based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. One time
my business partner and I walked in to place an
advertisement in the newspaper. They refused to run
it. They said it did not meet their guidelines. We
walked out, stopped, looked at each other and in
unison declared, "We'll start our own newspaper."
We did! The RAZORBACK ROOTER was a weekly free paper.
We contracted with a nearby newspaper to print it for
us. We hired a layout man who would come in at night
and layout the paper. My partner and I sold the
advertising... We sold it for a dime per inch more
than The Times and it was full! After a while it was
no longer fun and the fellow who was printing it for
us needed a contract that was full of potential
liabilities. We quit! We had too much to do in our
main business anyway. Rest assured that Mr.
Fullbright's people put the squeeze on the printer!
He was VERY nervous when he alerted us! I imagine he
was afraid that my partner and I were renegades and
might raise a fuss! He was right! We just had bigger
fish to fry. Ohh, to be a youngster once again! Just
full of "it" and ready to spread "it!"
Perot was from the border town of Texarkana.
Bordering on Arkansas and Texas. I worked for the IBM
Corporation in Arkansas while Perot worked for IBM in
the Dallas office. H e was a genius! Perot had "pull"
from mighty powerful entities! You don't want to know!
Wish I didn't! And... the naive folks think those
things happen in the normal business environment!
Ignorance may be blissful after all.
Tyson, Tyson Foods, largest supplier of food on the
planet. I played poker with Don many years ago. He
was dynamic and a legend in his own time. When his
parents were killed by a train in the late 1960's
Tyson industries was worth a mere forty three million
dollars (if my memory serves me well) Now the worth
is in the untold billions of dollars. We
affectionately called him "Super Chicken"
in those days, as he was the largest producer of
chickens on the planet.
Walton, founder of the largest, international, retail
chain in history! Wal Mart was founded in Bentonville,
Arkansas. I was with the IBM Corporation when Sam
founded the company and I serviced the account. The
home office was on the second floor, over a drug
store, on the square. I may be wrong about the drug
store, been a long time but it was a little retail
outlet of some type. The ancient old stairway was
narrow and I had to squeeze my way up the stairs with
my service case. That was in the mid to late 1960's.
I thought money would always be easy or I would have
taken better advantage of the opportunities I had and
go on and on but you get the idea.
about talent! Entertainers such as Johnny Cash, Levon
Helm, Ronnie Hawkins, Charlie Rich, Jim Ed Brown, K.T.
Oslin and Tracy Lawrence to mention a few.
screen contributors like Billy Bob Thornton, Dick and
Jerry Van Dyke, Linda and Harry Thomason, Alan Ladd...
to mention just a very few. A lovely reader of my
page notified me that I should include Dick Powell
and that the Van Dyke brothers were born in Missouri
and Illinois. I know that their mother lived about 20
miles south of here. She also reminded of a beautiful
home that I pass on a regular basis that belonged to
Jerry Van Dyke... Always wondered who had that kind
of money and imagination? Now I know! Thanks Cari!
Keep in touch!
Bear Bryant? Another Arkie! One of the winningest
football coaches of all time, earned his title by
wrestling a bear in or around Fordyce, Arkansas near
Johnny Cash's homeplace.
all this from an entire state population that is
about the size of Dallas.
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