March 3, 2019

A Letter to Charles Bowen, September 19, 1966

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John responds to Charles Bowen’s letter of September 16. He asks that some information be deleted from his report on the Erie incident, sends the bio Bowen had requested, discusses the current state of ufology, and mentions a recent spate of “hairy-being” sightings.


  1. Having read the Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings, John A. Keel personally notes the compiled papers on dragons.
    Heartbroken that this publication would not delve a chapter or two into the subject.
    Oriental dragons. Does this online site tie John A. Keel personally beneath any way?

    Does this site compile the papers on dragons, which I am eager to look into having read the book with the 2002 afterwards?
    I am interested in this subject specifically.

    Comment by Raphael — March 4, 2019 @ 1:58 pm

  2. I was a friend of John’s, and maintain this site for his fans; he died in 2009. In that book, he said he considered writing a chapter on dragons, but decided not to when he learned what a big subject it was. I don’t know of any notes he kept on dragons. Sorry!

    Comment by Doug — March 4, 2019 @ 3:22 pm

  3. heres another similar question, Doug. did john keep his notes on the hairy beings, and did he ever publish anything on them, in True or elsewhere? if you could find them, id love to read them. and did john ever visit greensburg PA for their huge ufo/bigfoot flap in early 70’s? thanks

    Comment by patty g — March 10, 2019 @ 10:59 pm

  4. John did keep notes on hairy beings; I posted one report here:

    Strange Creatures from Time and Space (republished as The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings) has a chapter on them, and Jadoo has a chapter on the “Abominable Snowman.” I’m sure there are articles among the many he wrote, particularly for his regular columns in Saga and Fate. I’ll see what I can dig up…

    Comment by Doug — March 11, 2019 @ 9:35 am

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