Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 17th, 2006
John A. Keel in 2002, shown here during the release of The Mothman Prophecies motion picture.
The news on 76-year-old John A. Keel’s recovery from his heart attack is good.
Just in from Doug Skinner…
I just spoke with Keel. He had the operation yesterday, but is doing fine, and is due to be released tomorrow. I’ll be meeting him at the hospital, and helping him get back home and stock up on groceries.
The prognosis is good!
Many thanks to confirmations and news via John Frick, Mark Pilkington, and George Hansen.
To answer those that have asked: John A. Keel’s books include Jadoo (1957), The Fickle Finger Of Fate (1966), UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse (1970), Strange Creatures From Time and Space (1970), Our Haunted Planet (1971), The Flying Saucer Subculture (1973), The Mothman Prophecies (1975), The Eighth Tower (1975), Disneyland of the Gods (1988), The Flying Saucer Subculture (1994, reprint), and The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings (1994, also 2002) (revised editions of Strange Creatures from Time and Space). Various reprints, some illegal, have also been reported by Keel.
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.