March 25, 2014

Happy Birthday, John Keel

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John Keel would have been 84 today.  The best way to celebrate, I think, is to read one of his books.  Here’s a picture of him, taken by the filmmaker George Kuchar.



March 13, 2014

Organized Harassment of Individuals (8)

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This is the last of John Keel’s dossier on “Organized Harassment of Individuals.”  He conducted a bit of an investigation into some of his own phone problems, with some unexpected results.  I did, by the way, do some digging, and found that a James F. Ahern, the chief of police in New Haven, was convicted of illegal wiretapping from 1968 to 1970; his brothers, Stephen, John, and William, all police officers, were also implicated.  Apparently both criminals and political dissidents were targeted.  The elderly William Ahern that John found seems to have been much older.  A search for Joseph Tittel only turns up a contemporary medium, certainly an odd coincidence.




March 5, 2014

Organized Harassment of Individuals (7)

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John Keel’s dossier on “organized harassment” of UFO witnesses and researchers continues, with a section on “photographic incidents” and a summation.  The Fate article he mentions, “UFO Report: The Sinister Men in Black,” does discuss those photographers, but, as the title indicates, is mostly devoted to MIB reports.

Following the summation, John included two photocopies, badly faded now: a memo on “Impersonations of Air Force Officers,” from Lt. General Hewitt T. Wheless, March 1, 1967, and a newspaper column by John from February 3, 1967.  I’ve darkened them; the column is legible, but the memo has pretty much evaporated.  I’ll post it anyway, so you don’t have to take my word for it.  This is not the end of the dossier; there are three more pages on John’s investigation of phone problems in NYC.  I’ll post them next time.






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