John Keel Garden Party & Viking Burial Plans

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 24th, 2009

A public announcement being circulated by certain unnamed individuals, which was share here earlier, has been removed due to a request from the organization that put it out. Apparently they are having a very private, exclusive party (you aren’t invited) and they never wished for the details to be made public.

Ooops, someone let something private become public. Obviously, that never happens on the Internet. Keel is laughing his head off someplace.

This all regarded the passing of John Keel on July 3, 2009.

Within, indeed, the now-underground announcement was mention of a secret Viking funeral too. You were suppose to bring a candle. I suggested a torch.

As I did so much to gather images that Keel would have found funny, I’ll post those below anyway, as the foods he liked (tuna, peanut butter, canned ravioli, pudding, Spam, White Castle hamburgers and nothing green) were mentioned.

Images had been added to the announcement to supply the Keelian sense of humor visual value by Loren Coleman. Probably not attending, with or without burgers, are the “White Castle girls,” shown below.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

8 Responses to “John Keel Garden Party & Viking Burial Plans”

  1. CryptoInformant 2.0 responds:

    White Castle? Like, as in, “Harold and Kumar Go To _________”? The main thing I remember about that place is a sickening amount of burgers.

    Also… that guy dressed up as a Spam-can scares me.

  2. Artist responds:


  3. cryptidsrus responds:

    Wish I could get a Viking Funeral when I die.

    I’m not “important” enough to warrant that, though.

    Very expensive, also, I’ve heard.

    Looking at those Girls, though—

    I gotta go to White Castle more often. 🙂

  4. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Yo quiero White Castle!! @_@

  5. Ella responds:

    How I love those old Spam commercials from way back in the fifties! Thank you, Loren, for posting them. I’d forgotten all about Spam. My favorite is the one where the husband tells the wife not to worry, just open a can of Spam! Aw, that was indeed a simpler time.

  6. Fhqwhgads responds:

    If I had been a Heathen,
    I’d have piled my pyre on high,
    And in a great red whirlwind
    Gone roaring to the sky;
    But Higgins is a Heathen,
    And a richer man than I:
    And they put him in an oven,
    Just as if he were a pie.

    — G. K. Chesterton

  7. korollocke responds:

    A complex man who had simple taste. Rest peacefully.

  8. JMonkey responds:

    A viking burial. How appropriate. Well it is nice to know that he got his final voyage to Valhalla. May Odin embrace you as the adventurer you where.

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