Sad news indeed. John Keel, author of the legendary ‘Mothman Prophecies’ has died aged 79. Loren Coleman’s Cryptomundo blog has written a comprehensive obituary:
‘Love him or hate him, John Keel was popular and one of the most widely read and influential Fortean authors of the late 20th century. Although his own thoughts about aerial, monster, and associated anomalous phenomena gradually evolved during the 1960s, Keel remained one of ufology’s most original and controversial researchers.’
Keel has been the source of many a blather.net pontification. For more Keel-related goodness see Daev’s classic 1998 piece The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel: A Retrospective.