JOHN KEEL: NOT AN AUTHORITY ON ANYTHING

April 3, 2014

Jaye Paro in “Beyond”

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A while ago, I posted a photo of a “creature” (or a man in a coat) that John mentioned in Strange Creatures, and which illustrated an article by Jaye Paro in the magazine Beyond.  I also posted the photo of her that accompanied it, since she made several appearances herself in The Mothman Prophecies.  She was, as I’ve mentioned here before, one of John’s primary contactees around 1967, and practically deluged him with weirdness.  She was the contact for the enigmatic Mr. Apol, and was also the contactee “Jane” in The Mothman Prophecies.

She worked as a radio personality at WBAB; but also, I found, contributed several other articles to Beyond.  She lived in Farmingdale, in Long Island; Beyond was published by Bernard S. Adelman in Hicksville, also in Long Island.  The articles below are from 1969 and 1970.  The first issue of Beyond was September 1968; I don’t know how long it was lasted.  It was one of those imitations of Fate that occasionally surfaced in the ’60s.

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Appropriately, her first article (or, at least, the first I’ve found) was a catalog of strange occurrences in Long Island, on the aptly named Mount Misery.  It appeared in the July 1969 issue, and reported hauntings, creature reports, UFO sightings, strange silences, trees growing overnight, mysterious buildings, abandoned and disappearing cars, and other oddities.  It also included the photos I mentioned above.

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In the next issue, August, she returned with a story somewhat farther afield, about Marian visitations in Spain.

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Beyond switched to a larger format sometime between her last appearance and this one (January 1970), devoted to the practice of firewalking in different countries.

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She returned to more local (and more primary) reporting with a ghost story from Huntington, also in Long Island (February 1970).

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And the last article I’ve been able to find (March 1970) is about the evil eye and other Italian folklore and practices.  I don’t know if she wrote more for Beyond, or for other magazines. And whatever happened to Jaye Paro, anyway?

 

 

4 Comments »

  1. Jaye Paro…another enigmatic Keel contact. I too wonder what became of her. Hmmm…this might require some research, though I doubt if anything’s out there. I wonder if Ivan Sanderson knew her—or Of her?

    Comment by William J. Grabowski — April 6, 2014 @ 2:33 am

  2. Hi Doug and William,

    Yes, very interesting, it somehow entangles the tapestry of the enlightened ones who were part of the inspiration for John Keel.

    Somebody someday should write the definitive book about this.

    Best,

    Theo

    Comment by Theo — April 17, 2014 @ 8:36 pm

  3. “Princess Sum Tama?” Is this the prototype for Princess Moon Owl?

    PBT

    Comment by Paul Thompson — April 22, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

  4. I wondered about Princess Sum Tama too. Princess Moon Owl was active several years before this, though; maybe she was the prototype. As for writing a book about Keel, I did discuss the idea with Larry “Ratso” Sloman, who also helped take care of John in his final years (we were the medical proxies); we decided there probably wasn’t enough money or interest to make it feasible. But if you think you could sell it, Theo, go ahead!

    Comment by Doug — April 23, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

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