June 28, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (44): To Whom It May Concern

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 2:32 pm

It’s July 23, 1967, and the day for the android’s prophecies approaches. John sends a letter to some of his close associates, just in case. Ivan would be Ivan Sanderson, but I can’t identify the others. He also writes a letter to those supposed androids, and receives two messages from them, I assume through Jaye Paro.




  1. Spooky stuff. Imagine being in John’s head, trying to figure out how to proceed, and not knowing what to believe.

    Comment by Marsh Cook — June 28, 2017 @ 10:48 pm

  2. Things are starting to become very interesting.I guess John had become embarrassed by being in all this when it became obvious that none of these predictions came true.I don’t think he ever mentioned these prophecies in any of his lectures.

    Comment by Joseph — June 29, 2017 @ 9:49 am

  3. The thing that strikes me now, is how John was one of those writers who would never be happy with just dipping a toe into the water and then going on to report it. He is not only an observer of these bizarre events but also a participant. This is reflected in his field investigations in Point Pleasant, standing out on hill tops in the middle of the night, not just observing UFO’s but signalling them with his trusty flashlight. I mean, really, how many UFO/Paranormal/Fortean writers can make this claim? And, having been fed false claims from his contacts (whoever or whatever they were) would have been in some ways, enlightening or at least, clarifying. John was one of the “wise men” in these matters.

    Comment by Clarence Carlson — June 29, 2017 @ 3:03 pm

  4. The more I read, the more disappointing it is. I wonder if Ms. Paro giggled wildly after every prank letter.

    Comment by Cat — June 29, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

  5. As I’ve indicated before, these events correspond closely in time with Keel’s Mothman investigation, which he seemed to handle reasonably objectively, without loosing it. This is evidence he was loosing it. Did the Mothman investigation twist his mind in some fashion? Very regrettable. I’m looking into what became of Keel after this disturbing time in his life.

    Comment by Rip Parker — June 30, 2017 @ 6:10 pm

  6. These are the raw notes that he later used for “The Mothman Prophecies.” He wrote the book a few years later, after he’d cooled off a bit. I guess he had to learn first-hand about unreliable witnesses and prophecies, as so many investigators have before and since. He left an extraordinarily detailed record; I find it fascinating to see him sort it all out.

    Comment by Doug — July 3, 2017 @ 10:21 am

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