THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES by John A. Keel

THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

To the glassy eye of the unsympathetic reader of books devoted to Unexplained Phenomena -- from Mothmen with ten-foot wing spans and red peepers to the flying saucers, the psychics, the ufologists, the Lost Atlantean crowd, etc., are all in one boozy bagatelle. Not so. Although Keel has had some mysterious phone messages and sighted plenty of those blinking lights, he has harsh words for those who hold with extra-terrestrial intervention via vehicles and ""contactees,"" and skeptics will find his case for hallucinations most convincing. But then after trailing Keel around West Virginia and environs where all sorts of things were reported to have taken place -- dive-bombing Mothmen, swooping lights, odd phone calls and hawk-faced ""strangers"" -- the reader primed to be told it's all bosh, finds that Keel is a believer of sorts. ""They"" are a kind of ""ultra-terrestrial"" -- always around, perhaps even part of our minds. Some psychic push beyond the space-time continuum may answer the question of ""why"" these things are there. Did Keel see Mothman? No, but look! Up there in the sky. . . .

Pub Date: March 24th, 1975
Publisher: Saturday Review/Dutton