Keen frequently insults other purveyors of mystical nonsense like Von Daniken calling them naive, childlike, or sloppy, all the while spewing forth a bizarre mix of occasional self-deprecation, with stunningly confident announcements of his own rectitude, if not outright brilliance. Maybe I’ll pick it up in the future, but, for now, I can’t waste any more time trying to make myself read this. Sometimes when I stare at this book for a while I get very hungry. I thought this was going to be “non-fiction” first-person narrative of John Keel’s experiences in Point Pleasant and what he thought was the explanation. This is one of those books that I don’t know how to rate. I began to investigate. Anyone who loves the paranormal or strange true stories should definitely check out this book. And to think I was just a little girl, about an hour away when these events were going down.

Does Coleman worry that the movie will encourage a rash of “Mothman” sightings or hoaxes? The writing and ideas simply don’t flow. You are just a collection of accounts of supposed alien encounters in the Ohio River Valley in the 60’s and 70’s. Aug 21, Little Miss Esoteric rated it liked it Shelves: Huge thank-you to my GR friends, Karl because until I saw this on his shelf, I didn’t even know it existed. His hypothesis is utterly bullshit. And I don’t mean that that means it’s “all in one’s head”, I mean that our mental states leak out into the world and somehow affect what happens, or attract strange happenings, or bring to light strange things that are always there but usually overlooked, or

A year ago I got my first taste of satisfaction, from the book “Lights in the sky and little green men”, in which the authors concluded that residual UFO’s, the ones that cannot be explained away, are in fact real, but are not physical Books about the paranormal I never find to be entirely satisfying; you get teased and left to make up your own mind.

I cannot say if this was an attempt by the author to demonstrate a possible a This is one of those books that I don’t know how to rate. John Keel is clearly both delusional and megalomaniacal, and this book chronicles what appears to be his descent into madness.


RJ The answer to your question is “no. John Keel died last Friday after a long career as the most interesting mouthpiece for strange phenomena.

And you are horrifically boring. I’ll leave some space for spoilers. Books about the paranormal I never find to be entirely satisfying; you get teased and left to make up your own mind.

Amusing, well-written crazy that veers into nightmare fuel. OR he led and incredibly interesting life, especially for this particular year of his life. Consequently, the flow of events is not clear. They all show a winged creature, yet there is no angel resemblance at all.

For the susceptible, this accumulation of horror stories makes this a frightening book. Points are made then forgotten, or undermined by future passages. Read it for enjoyment or information whatever is your pleasure.

I was far more gook in finding a first hand account of the true Mothman story compared to anything Hollywood could conjure up. The covers are clean and bright, although rubbed. Yet still scared and hungry in combination. On the way back from the bargain, Mary nearly runs over a caped, winged figure, jerks the wheel and skids onto the sidewalk.

The synopsis below may give away important plot points.

Getting Literal

He’s a “true believer” and that’s the problem. Softcover book is in Acceptable reading condition. Keel wrote professionally from the age of 12, and was best known for his writings on unidentified flying objects, the “Mothman” of West Virginia, and other paranormal subjects. This book is a book about UFOs. I got a little bored with prophevies read and was very ready for mothhman to be over before it was, but some will enjoy it more.

Over the years that we were together we read a lot of this type of book, including Keel’s earlier efforts.

Anyone who acts strangely, talks funny, or looks foreign seems to be considered a MIB. This is often identified as the first known s When I read this book I was also on a huge UFO conspiracy reading binge and have to admit that this boik kind of scared me at the time. While Coleman reports that the account was “ridiculed in the local press,” something very strange began to happen: However, there really is very little focus on the Mothman after the encounters are brought up in the beginning of the book.


The motjman about doe-eyed aliens, etc.

View all snyopsis comments. The book’s subject matter mostly concerns events in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, during andfocusing on sightings of a creature dubbed Mothman. Oct 01, Condition: I really appreciated the in depth look at the UFO and Men in Black activity in the area and how this somehow must have correlated with the Mothman appearances.

The Mothman Prophecies – Wikipedia

Mothman Prophecies is a book if you have some knowledge of UFO lore but don’t actually know that much. It takes him to the small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, where he discovers a connection with the same problem.

Jan 06, Christine Staszko rated it really liked it. He has no idea how he has journeyed propheices four hundred miles in less than two hours.

The Real Story of The Mothman Prophecies – IGN

This book is nothing but the most base, blind mystery mongering, with absolutely no intention to seek truth. Where did he keep his money and what condition was it in? The ‘angel’s’ prophecy of a Rapture-like event, among other revelations, left me cold, and convinced me of one mothmzn two possibilities: It was Keel’s second book, UFOs: They act as if they have no understanding of human society, drive pristine cars years old, and REALLY get mothkan over ballpoint pens.

Does this kind of exposure help or hurt the work done by Coleman, who considers himself “an investigative reporter” who “comes into these things very skeptically.

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