December 18, 2016

Special Cases – The Long Island File (19): Lia Appears

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 3:50 pm

John’s year of concentrated high strangeness continues. Among other things, Jaye Paro passes along more prophecies (“utter bilge,” in his opinion), a neighbor’s apartment is broken into, there are more odd phone calls, Paro’s new contact Lia makes her first appearance, and an ad about Helgoland piques John’s interest.




  1. JK’s handwritten list is interesting as an artifact. Thank you for this site.

    Comment by emily — December 18, 2016 @ 5:59 pm

  2. I am having a problem with the site.

    If I open it says “64 comments,” but I can see only 14 of them.

    Comment by George — December 19, 2016 @ 12:10 am

  3. What can one say about all of this? Clearly this isn’t a few isolated phone pranks. And the mystery “postal inspector”? Or the Helgoland ad? No wonder John was paranoid, the sheer volume of information and occurrences boggles the mind. I hope more info on this time of his life is still to come. Thanks Doug.

    Comment by Clarence Carlson — December 19, 2016 @ 2:57 pm

  4. George — Me too. I don’t know why it does that.

    Comment by Doug — December 20, 2016 @ 12:34 am

  5. Oh, yes. There’s much more. He was swamped in weirdness, and managed to keep a detailed record. And he was trying to make a living and leading an active love life too!

    Comment by Doug — December 20, 2016 @ 12:37 am

  6. As a big Keel fan when I was a kid, I find these recent entries fascinating. Googling shows there is a 78 year old Joanne Piraino in a Long Island city very near Farmingdale. Could this be Jaye P. Paro?

    Comment by Tim — December 20, 2016 @ 8:59 pm

  7. It’s possible! Jaye Paro was her professional name; John gave her real name as Joanne Perranno, but he might have misspelled it.

    Comment by Doug — December 22, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

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