John A. Keel





John A. Keel

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born
in Hornell, New York, The United States
March 25, 1930

died
July 03, 2009

gender
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John Alva Keel (born Alva John Kiehle) was a Fortean author and professional journalist.

Keel wrote professionally from the age of 12, and was best known for his writings on unidentified flying objects, the "Mothman" of West Virginia, and other paranormal subjects. Keel was arguably one of the most widely read and influential ufologists since the early 1970s. Although his own thoughts about UFOs and associated anomalous phenomena gradually evolved since the mid 1960s, Keel remained one of ufology's most original and controversial researchers. It was Keel's second book, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse (1970), that popularized the idea that many aspects of contemporary UFO reports, including humanoid encounters, often paralleled ancient folklore
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Average rating: 3.70 · 2,350 ratings · 265 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
The Mothman Prophecies
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 1,591 ratings — published 1975 — 17 editions
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Our Haunted Planet
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1971 — 10 editions
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Operation Trojan Horse
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1973 — 7 editions
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The Complete Guide to Myste...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1975 — 11 editions
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Disneyland of the Gods
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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The Eighth Tower
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Jadoo
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The Best Of John Keel
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The Outer Limits of the Twi...
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More books by John A. Keel…
“Belief is the enemy.”
John A. Keel

“The FBI and the CIA hate each other, and they both hate the telephone company. The telephone company, in turn, seems to hate everybody.”
John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

“Journalist and author of "The Mothman Prophecies" (made into a film starring Richard Gere) John A. Keel was adamant when he stated: ". . ..The UFOs do not seem to exist as tangible manufactured objects. They do not conform to the accepted natural laws of our environment. . .The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon."(Conspiracy Journel)”
John A. Keel

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