On the same day that John had his odd indirect phone conversation with Jaye Paro and Agar, Agar sent him the following letter. I Googled a few phrases, and found that much of it is taken from the books of Job and Esther, in the Douay-Rheims translation, a popular version for Catholics. Phrases are sometimes misquoted or garbled. Oddly, Agar’s claim that Esther 9:7 says that the 13th day of the 12th month is called Agar is wrong; Esther 9:1, however, says that the day is called Adar.
Daniel 11:40 is (and I may as well use the Douay-Rheims): And at the time prefixed the king of the south shall fight against him, and the king of the north shall come against him like a tempest, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with a great navy, and he shall enter into the countries, and shall destroy, and pass through.
For those unacquainted with Agar, she was supposedly an alien in contact with a radio personality in Long Island named Jaye Paro. John was not convinced she was real, but did hear another voice during the phone call mentioned above.
After his peculiar hypnotic session with Jaye Paro, John has an unsettling interaction with a black Cadillac. Paro’s ostensible contacts are interested in a stone, and John interviews Agar, although, as usual, they do not talk directly. For those unfamiliar with Dorothy Kilgallen, she was a columnist and TV personality who died young, apparently by mixing alcohol and barbiturates. Kennedy assassination theorists sometimes claimed her death was part of a cover-up; this is the first time I’ve seen it blamed on aliens.
Following an anonymous phone request, John and Jaye Paro visit the cemetery. She plays him a couple of tapes, one from the ever-persistent Princess Moon Owl. He then agrees, although reluctantly, to hypnotize Paro, and the result is chaotic and puzzling. We would expect no less!
We’re still in July, 1967. Jaye Paro passes along a couple of incoherent communiques from the supposed aliens. Agar was one of her usual contacts, and doesn’t make much sense. Revelation 8 concerns the four angels blowing their trumpets; it doesn’t do much to clarify the message. I also don’t know if John is being compared to John of Patmos.
After another strange phone call, John heads for Long Island. He checks into a hotel, and finds a Gideon Bible with his name in it. Of course, John is a common name, as well as a book of the Bible, but you can’t blame him for being spooked.
John pastes into his file a clipping about two children revived after death (sorry about the antique rubber cement). He speculates that they may be part of a pattern, and that the novel The Midwich Cuckoos (about a wave of pregnancies following a UFO landing) may not be entirely fictional. A contactee, Gladys Fusaro, gives him a message from someone called Dalmoona, and he’s visited by another contactee, Barbara Hudson, after which his phone goes dead. Jaye Paro tells him her apartment was broken into, and an unknown woman calls to tell him to meet her on Mt. Misery. A busy couple of days!
As we come to July 1967, Jaye Paro’s messages from Apol/Appel are becoming more Biblical in tone. She is identified as their “messenger” (whoever “they” are), and John is told that she needs his help, and that he should believe and trust. This sounds more like classic channeling than hoaxing to me; but, as always, it’s a “confusing situation.” John notes Paro’s claim that the Montessori schools are infiltrated by aliens (the schools, by the way, are not Catholic), and responds to the messages with a letter in similar tone and style.
We continue with John’s “Special Cases” file. For those coming in late, it contains his running notes on UFO and contactee activity in 1967, some of which he used in The Mothman Prophecies. He was getting many more reports from Long Island than Point Pleasant, much of it about Jaye Paro, a radio personality at WBAB in Babylon, N. Y., and her supposed contacts with two figures named Apol and Agar. It’s not clear if they’re aliens, but they’re apparently not quite human. Many of her stories are ridiculous, all are strange, and John is trying to keep up with them. I should point out that he doesn’t necessarily believe them; he’s intrigued by their similarities to other contactees’ tales, and suspects she may be passing on information from another source.
In these next few pages, John notes some questions for Paro’s contacts, and discovers that none of his calls to her showed up on his phone bill. Rivalino da Silva was a Brazilian prospector; his son Raimundo reported that his father was abducted by two floating spheres in 1962. Revelation 1:19 is “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” 20:7-8 is “And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.” John also pastes into his record a clipping about the Pope; on June 19, Paro had passed along a prophecy that the Pope would soon be assassinated.
So, follow along with John as he tries to figure out what’s going on…
Happy New Year! Here’s a calendar John printed up for his New York Fortean Society back in 1989. It works for 2017 too, so you can put this historic artifact to use!
It’s July 1967, and John keeps being barraged with weirdness. In just two days, Jaye Paro passes out and receives a telegram from Agar, her friend Richard is contacted by mistake, she’s visited by an odd “census taker” asking about UFOs, and Princess Moon Owl shows up on the TV news. The first page below is a letter from Paro, giving John more info from Apol and Agar. She also drew a little picture of Mickey Mouse.
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.