JOHN KEEL: NOT AN AUTHORITY ON ANYTHING

August 27, 2010

John Keel in “Our Space Age” (2)

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August 24, 2010

John Keel in 1950

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This article appeared in the Hornell, NY, Evening Tribune, on August 24, 1950.  As far as I know, the movie was never filmed, and the novels never published.  John said that one of the novels, West of Washington Square, was tossed out by an irate landlord.

August 22, 2010

John Keel in “Our Space Age” (1)

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“Our Space Age,” written by Otto Binder and illustrated by Carl Pfeufer, was distributed by the Bell-McClure Syndicate from 1960 to 1969.  The week of March 20, 1967, was devoted to material by John Keel, drawn particularly from his columns for the North American Newspaper Alliance.  I hope you enjoy them!

August 17, 2010

“The Great Sea Serpent of Silver Lake, New York”

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Chapter 21 of Strange Creatures from Time and Space is devoted to “The Great Sea Serpent of Silver Lake, New York.”  As readers may recall, John tells the story of an 1855 hoax, in which A. B. Walker, proprietor of the Walker House hotel, and a few co-conspirators, made a rubber lake monster to boost business.  What’s more, it all happened in John’s home town, Perry.

This charming old postcard depicts the inflatable beast — although its actual appearance was probably much less spectacular.

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