JOHN KEEL NOT AN AUTHORITY ON ANYTHING

February 18, 2018

Special Cases – The Long Island File (75): A Letter from Jim Moseley

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John included in the file a letter from “Jim,” who I assume is Jim Moseley. Jim interviewed the Rev. Anthony G. De Polo about his experiences, which include alien contacts, MIB, and strange phone calls.

February 11, 2018

Special Cases – The Long Island File (74): Men In Black and Princess Moon Owl

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John’s notes for September 20, 1967 include an MIB story from Jaye Paro and news about Princess Moon Owl from Bob Nickland, entertainment editor at Newsday. The first suggests that Paro considered the MIB as demons; the second suggests that the Princess was promoting Paro’s show. John has obviously had quite enough of the Princess. (A note for younger readers: “What a revoltin’ development” was a catchphrase popularized by the comedian William Bendix.)

February 6, 2018

Special Cases – The Long Island File (73): Dear Friends

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Once again, John writes a letter to Jaye Paro’s supposed aliens. He asks for help in protecting Paro (also known as Tim’na), and tries to develop a strategy for revealing them to a wider public. The contactee form he mentions is not included; he must have filed it elsewhere. The request for a recording of his voice is disturbing, no matter who asked for it.

January 28, 2018

Special Cases – The Long Island File (72): Vicki Hayes and Joseph Henslik

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John records his interactions with Vicki Hayes, a local contactee, and Joseph Henslik, who claimed a visit from the Men In Black. John finds Vicki’s story more credible than Joseph’s; earlier in his notes he says Henslik had admitted a hoax. Gordon Evans wrote for Fate, Flying Saucer Review, and other magazines.

John also notes that Apol/Appell had returned the fourth questionnaire, and transcribes Apol’s red pencil note. Tim’na was Apol’s name for Jaye Paro. I assume “Davis” is Isabel Davis, active in several UFO groups, but it could also be Frank Davis, who showed up now and then in Jaye Paro’s stories.

January 21, 2018

Special Cases – The Long Island File (71): Maybe I’m the Nut

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John’s record continues with more strange stories from Jaye Paro, Gladys Fusaro, and Vicki Hayes. The overload of questionable stories is getting to him; as he remarks, “Maybe I’m the the nut for bothering to listen to all these people!” Following up on his earlier visit to the Lucis Trust library, he also attends a meeting of the “New World Servers,” conducted by Mary Bailey. He included a handout from the group in the file; I post it here mostly for his bored doodles.

January 14, 2018

Special Cases – The Long Island File (70): Questions (QA #4)

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John submitted another questionnaire to Apol, and included the response in his file. Apol (I suppose channeled by Jaye Paro) replied in crude red pencil; John transcribed the answers on these carbons.

A few notes: On page 2, the questions about people in caverns refer to Richard Shaver’s claims of underground cities, frequently discussed in UFO circles. Long John Nebel’s nightly radio show often focused on UFOs; Apol identified him as a contactee in an earlier questionnaire. John Lester wrote a series of articles on UFOs for the Newark Star-Ledger in 1958. I can’t identify Tom Everett Hilliard or “Charlie.” Gordon Evans wrote for Fate, Flying Saucers, and other magazines; Joseph Henslick was a contactee, according to John a confessed hoaxer; Don Estrella was a friend of John’s, mentioned in Chapter 9 of The Mothman Prophecies.

As I said about an earlier questionnaire, John’s questions are probably more interesting than the answers.

(Incidentally, I accidentally deleted the last dozen or so comments on this site while deleting spam. Sorry! No offense intended!)

January 7, 2018

Special Cases – The Long Island File (69): An Operation and a Letter

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On September 14, 1967, John noted that Jaye Paro underwent a kidney operation. I wondered if her condition, or some medication to treat it, might cause vivid dreams or hallucinations, but a physician I asked (Dr. Mamie Caton) said it was unlikely, particularly over several months.  Sodium pentothal, in addition to its reputation as a truth serum, was once a common sedative.

The same day, John wrote another letter to Paro’s aliens (Tim’na is Paro), sending another questionnaire and taking them to task for their behavior. Does anyone know who “Mr. Alexander” was? Googling turns up many, but I don’t know which one fits the context here.

January 2, 2018

Special Cases – The Long Island File (68): A Red Top and the Petersons

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Happy New Year! Here, we continue with John’s “Special Cases” file. To anyone who hasn’t been following this, these are John Keel’s notes from 1967, which he later used for his book The Mothman Prophecies. Most of the notes are about Long Island, rather than Point Pleasant; I’m posting the files as he collected them. His primary contactee this year was Jaye Paro, a radio host at WBAB, who provided him with an avalanche of strange reports, mostly about her contacts with two aliens or androids named Apol (or Appell) and Agar. John found her stories credible, at least at the time.

The next installments concern a strange phone call and a report from Paro about a confused couple she met on Mt. Misery (long rumored to be haunted). John did own a small top, which he said a friend had given him; Paro’s aliens had asked about it before.

December 24, 2017

Whitewashing Hogwash

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To close out the year, here’s a Keel rarity: a peppery editorial against censorship and government boondoggles. It appeared in an odd little newspaper called the New York Column, on September 25, 1970. The paper was only 16 pages, and edited by a certain N. H. Mager, who apparently also edited several dictionaries. It contained an assortment of syndicated features (Ann Landers, Hints from Heloise, bridge, horoscopes), TV listings, and very little news. I found nothing about it online; maybe it didn’t last long. At any rate, here’s John’s opinion on the controversial National Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, whose expensive report had just been rejected by President Nixon.

December 18, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (67): Events on Long Island

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Jaye Paro’s aliens had told him he would be contacted, possibly even abducted, on September 3. He wasn’t, of course, but he did note a lot of activity in Long Island that week.

Gladys Fusaro was a UFO buff; she was in touch with James Moseley, and occasionally contributed to UFO newsletters. Gerda was John’s girlfriend, a dancer who had little or no interest in UFOs.

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