Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 14th, 2014
If you’re a fan of the writings of John Keel, you definitely won’t want to miss this! It’s a new collection of the man’s writings, put together by Andy Colvin (of The Mothman’s Photographer series of books).
Here’s the write-up on the book, which is titled Searching for the String: Selected Writings of John A. Keel, and which has a cool Mothman image for its front cover.
“New Saucerian Press proudly presents Searching For the String, a collection of magazine articles and lectures by John A. Keel, the man many consider to have been not only the premiere investigator of all things unusual and ‘Fortean,’ but who was also our own, twentieth-century ‘Mark Twain.’ Many of the articles in this anthology and its companion volumes, Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind and The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone, were revolutionary, and explored ideas popularized in Keel’s classic books. Written in Keel’s engaging trademark style, they are sure to delight fans with their fresh, unparalleled insights into the nature of reality.
“In these pages, John Keel displays the keen observational skills and investigative tenacity that long made him the enfant terrible of ufology. In this no-holds-barred analysis – much of it written decades ago – Keel shreds most of the sacred-cow beliefs still held by many in ufological and ‘cryptozoological’ circles today, and presents theories so radical that they are only now becoming accepted: the ’4-D’ or ‘interdimensional’ thesis; the ‘breakaway civilization’ theory; the possible role of ‘ancient aliens’ in human history; the synthetic and/or hallucinatory nature of many ‘alien abduction’ and ‘Men in Black’ encounters; the role of spy agencies in paranormal research; and the alarming connection between UFOs, animal mutilations, and attacks on unsuspecting humans.
“Searching For the String showcases not only Keel’s wit and charm, but also his incisive and impassioned intellectual capabilities. This 2014 edition features an expanded ‘Letters’ section, several photographs, and introductions by the editor, Andy Colvin, and saucer pioneer Gray Barker.”
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