Friday, March 27, 2015

Monsters and Mysteries in America : John Keel Files

Saw this posted on Andy Colvin's FB page. I plan to watch this of course! April 1st:

Monsters and Mysteries in America TV Schedule | Monsters and Mysteries in America | Destination America: The John Keel Files Special
In the late 1960's the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia is besieged by a series of monstrous creatures, blood-seeking UFO's, and mysterious men in black. Two reporters seek answers, culminating in one of the deadliest disasters in U.S. history. (Destination America)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

John A. Keel Born This Day

John A. Keel, born March 25, 1930
Mr. Keel passed on  July 3, 2009

Re-read: The Eighth Tower

I've read all of John A. Keel's books, but it's been some years since I've read The Eighth Tower. Fantastic, a classic. I haven't finished this re-read, but am almost done; can't put the book done. Lots of note taking! I agree with his overall theory of a super-spectrum, as well as the, at best, indifference of the origin or source, as well as its contradictory nature. But does this explain everything? And is it a bit bleak -- I find it so. And yet, also funny in a dark way and true.  Isn't there some bit of white light in that crack? More on all that musing later. Meanwhile, back to Keel, projects, and ideas.

I'm Cited!

Nice find; Mothman Flutterings is cited, and I'm quoted as to my idea Mothman could be, in part, a human manipulated phenomena on page 58 of What Happens Next? Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture, by Gail de Vos. I had no idea!