March 28, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (32): Mysterious Messages

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We continue with John’s raw research notes from 1967. Since Jaye Paro’s contacts had predicted the Pope’s assassination, he clipped a news story on the Pope’s travels. He notes “two mysterious messages” from “the soft-spoken girl,” and another report from Paro. He also wrote a letter detailing some of the phone hoaxes and threats, in case he came to harm. It was addressed “To whom it may concern”; I don’t know if he mailed it to anyone, or simply put it where it could be found. All of this was obviously getting to him.

March 25, 2017

Happy Birthday, John!

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It’s John Keel’s birthday; he would have been 87. Here he is, back in his school days. Happy posthumous birthday, John!

March 21, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (31): More Strange Calls and Another Letter

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We’re still in July 1967; John notes more strange phone calls, both to Jaye Paro and himself. He also makes another attempt to contact Paro’s aliens, or at least to find out if they exist, with a bold plan for a public UFO display.

March 12, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (30): The “Gray Barker” Hoax

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As John was trying to figure out what Jaye Paro was up to, he was contending with hoaxes from his fellow researchers. He noted this strange phone call from Gray Barker, or at least someone who sounded like him. Frank Edwards had died June 23. A contactee had told Barker that a famous ufologist would die soon, and much was made of this at the UFO convention John and Gray attended that weekend.

March 5, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (29): A Letter to the Entities

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John’s daily onslaught of strangeness continues, with Jaye Paro reporting more prophecies, coded messages, another pregnant alien (A’NA-H), and her discussion with Apol on where to buy seafood. John writes a letter for Jaye to pass on to the entities, asking for proof of their existence.

February 26, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (28): Egads, What a Mess!

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As the summer of 1967 continues, John receives more bizarre stories from Jaye Paro, including more about the pregnant Lia and some information about a missing psychiatrist. He also hears that another contactee, Gladys Fusaro (whose stories he found even more dubious) passed along a nonsensical message he had given her. (I’m not sure what that is; possibly a verse from Revelation he gave her on June 18). To further confuse matters, he got a call from a “Mrs. Gray Baker.” As he notes, his fellow ufologist was Gray Barker, not Baker, and was unmarried.

February 21, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (27): A Letter from Agar

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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.

February 12, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (26): The Black Cadillac, the Stone, and Agar

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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.

February 5, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (25): The Hypnotic Session

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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!

February 1, 2017

Special Cases – The Long Island File (24): The Gideon Bible

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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.

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