JOHN KEEL: NOT AN AUTHORITY ON ANYTHING

July 29, 2014

A Letter from Mary Hyre, May 28, 1967

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A longer, more chatty letter from Mary Hyre this time.  She expresses interest in John’s “adventures on Long Island”; in fact, he did enter into correspondence with “one of them,” Mr. Apol.  or, at least, someone claiming to be Mr. Apol.  There is also news of Linda and Roger Scarberry’s marriage; a Mrs. Bowen, who wants to tell her experiences to John; a Mrs. Bennett, who may have missing time episodes related to Mothman (this, I assume, is Marcella Bennett); and an upcoming trip to New York.  She has been unable to find out more about the contactee she mentioned in her last letter.

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4 Comments »

  1. So much going on in these letters! I really appreciate the effort you put into transcribing Mary’s letters–she badly needed a new typewriter and/or ribbon. But her words are what ultimately matter. Even the day-to-day stuff, embedded in the greater whole, gives nuanced glimpses…like time-travel. I’d forgotten about the Scarberry divorce. Wonder if it was caused by Linda’s stress or simply personal matters…perhaps a mix. Thank you, Doug.

    Comment by William J. Grabowski — July 30, 2014 @ 4:50 am

  2. I hope you can read them! I can always retype them, if you like. John may have complained about her typing, because the next few letters are handwritten.

    Comment by Doug — July 30, 2014 @ 11:42 am

  3. Doug, I can read the letters fine. I can easily picture Keel giving Mary light grief over her typing. Kind of surprises me that a busy reporter would have poor typing skills…but this was a while ago, and plenty of them hand-scribbled everything till the final copy was due–exactly how I work!

    Comment by William J. Grabowski — August 1, 2014 @ 3:48 am

  4. I suspect that she was more careless in an informal letter. I haven’t seen any of her typescripts for her column.

    Comment by Doug — August 1, 2014 @ 10:01 am

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