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John A. Keel

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John A. Keel


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

Died
July 03, 2009

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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: 3.68 · 7,629 ratings · 894 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Mothman Prophecies

3.53 avg rating — 5,074 ratings — published 1975 — 26 editions
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Operation Trojan Horse

4.22 avg rating — 425 ratings — published 1970 — 10 editions
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The Eighth Tower

3.94 avg rating — 449 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Our Haunted Planet

3.84 avg rating — 444 ratings — published 1971 — 15 editions
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The Complete Guide to Myste...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 403 ratings — published 1970 — 16 editions
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Disneyland of the Gods

3.92 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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Jadoo

4.16 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1957 — 6 editions
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Flying Saucer to the Center...

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Searching For the String: S...

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The Best Of John Keel

4.25 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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“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

“They are not from outer space. There is no need for them to be. They have always been here.”
John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies

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