Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 23rd, 2006
Despite strange dark clouds on the horizon, there does seem to be more promising news on 76-year-old John A. Keel’s slow recovery from his heart attack.
Keel, as this Mothman time of year rapidly approaches, is recuperating nicely, still in a New York-area hospital. He may be released today or tomorrow, and then be admitted to a rehab center for a few days of physical therapy.
Details are still emerging about the recent events. Figuring out an exact date for Keel’s heart attack is developing into a mystery unto itself. He apparently had a covert one a few days before he went to the hospital on Friday the 13th. He’s not sure, himself, and by the time doctors noticed something was amiss that weekend, the surgery of October 16th was necessary.
Intriguingly, this is all happening as the first time screening of the "Sci-Fi Investigates" episode on Mothman is set for October 25th. Keel was not involved with that project.
Of course, the unofficial 40th anniversary does occur on November 15th, and there is the recent re-awakened talk of the "The Mothman Death Curse" regarding Mothman documentary producer Lisa McIntosh’s passing.
And now, in the midst of all of this, comes Keel’s heart troubles. It appears Mothman is once again coming to the fore.
I wonder if some cable channel will re-broadcast The Mothman Prophecies for Halloween?
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.