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Book Title: The Mothman Prophecies|
The author of the book: John A. Keel
Date of issue: February 18th 2002
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.38 MB
Edition: Tor Books
Read full description of the books The Mothman Prophecies:The Mothman Prophecies is a '75 book by John A. Keel & an '02 movie of the same name. Its subject matter mostly concerns events in Point Pleasant, WV, during '66/7, focusing on sightings of a creature dubbed Mothman. It includes theories about UFOs, aliens, Men in Black, angels, demons, mutants, ghosts & other paranormal phenomena, as well as the 12/15/67 collapse of the Silver Bridge across the Ohio River from Pt Pleasant to Gallipolis, OH. It also deals with strange occurences around the time that Mothman was sighted, such as odd phone calls, disasters & mutilated pets. Keel claims that Mothman caused these events.
The book involves Keel as a journalist, direct observer of some events & also presents some fragments of memoir. It's been seen as an innovative work of creative nonfiction. The writing style combines reportage & understated humor with fragments of the vivid cinematic approach used by Capote in In Cold Blood.
The Mothman Prophecies raises issues with creative nonfiction, as Keel's main thesis suggests paranormal phenomena are engaging in elusive communication & it may be easier to appreciate the essence of this communication than make literal sense of it: "Once you have established a belief, the phenomenon adjusts its manifestations to support that belief & thereby escalate it." (p. 11) "I have come to realize that we have been observing complex forces which have always been an essential part of our environment." (p.55).
Read information about the authorJohn Alva Keel (born Alva John Kiehle) was a Fortean author and professional journalist.
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. Keel was arguably one of the most widely read and influential ufologists since the early 1970s. Although his own thoughts about UFOs and associated anomalous phenomena gradually evolved since the mid 1960s, Keel remained one of ufology's most original and controversial researchers. It was Keel's second book, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse (1970), that popularized the idea that many aspects of contemporary UFO reports, including humanoid encounters, often paralleled ancient folklore and religious encounters. Keel coined the term "men in black" to describe the mysterious figures alleged to harass UFO witnesses and he also argued that there is a direct relationship between UFOs and psychic phenomena. He did not call himself a ufologist and preferred the term Fortean, which encompasses a wide range of paranormal subjects.
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