March 12, 2012

Phyllis Benjamin

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 4:27 pm

I note sadly the news that Phyllis Benjamin has died.  She was long the President of INFO, the International Fortean Organization.  John was a frequent speaker at the INFO FortFests, in which Forteans from everywhere converged for a weekend of strangeness.  My thoughts go out to her husband, Al Rosenzweig (or, as he sometimes spells it, Rosensmyle).  He asks that you pray, meditate, or think about her this Wednesday, March 14, at 11 am, at the time of her funeral.

The photo above shows Phyllis with Bob Hieronimus at the 2011 Fortfest.  I took it from Bob’s website; I hope he doesn’t mind.  I don’t have any photos of John and Phyllis together; but here are a couple of snapshots of John at the 1974 FortFest.

ADDENDUM: I’ve posted a longer remembrance at


1 Comment »

  1. Dear sir,
    I’ve been hoping to contact you about an interview regarding John A. Keel. I’m quite a fan of his work, and was interested in speaking with you about your own interested for a podcast I host: the DisinfoCast. This program is the official podcast for the Disinformation Company publishing company, and I am sure our listeners would be extremely interested in learning more about Keel and your own work.

    Comment by Matt Staggs — March 18, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

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