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Jul 21 2016

Chilly Billy Cardille Has Passed Away-July 21, 2016.

Chilly Billy Cardille Has Passed Away-July 21, 2016.

Bill Cardille and Stan at the 2012 Monster Bash Convention

Bill Cardille and Stan at the 2012 Monster Bash Convention

Bill Cardille, famous Pittsburgh Broadcaster and the iconic host of the “Chiller Theater” show that began in September of 1963, and broadcast on WIIC-TV in Pittsburgh for many years, passed away today.  Bill will be missed by his many fans and the Pittsburgh area public in general.

When Bill started hosting Chiller Theater in 1964  I quickly became a fan. Every Saturday night was  a Chiller Theater party night. I really enjoyed those black and white sci-fi movies that stirred my fascination even more as I began my search into the UFO and Bigfoot phenomena.

Bill Cardille also hosted another program that was broadcast, as I recall, during the late night-early morning hours on WIIC-TV. The show was called, “Mysteries Beyond”. On that interview show, Bill talked with local residents who had encountered UFOs or had other paranormal experiences.

It was my privilege to have known Bill for a number of years. When we would have a brief moment to reminisce, I always reminded him about the great memories that I grew up with concerning his hosting of Chiller Theater. We discussed the role he played in influencing me to conduct first hand investigations into UFOs, Bigfoot, and the Paranormal as a result of his interviews he conducted on that late night TV interview show.

Bill was one of the kindest personalities I had ever come in contact with. He always made time to talk to his fans and followers. He will surely be missed, and the memories he left with me will never fade. My prayers are with Bill and his family.

Stan Gordon