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.




  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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