The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

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Tom Doherty Associates, Feb 18, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages

Translated into over thirteen languages, John Keel's The Mothman Prophecy is an unsettling true story of the paranormal that has long been regarded as a classic in the literature of the unexplained.

West Virginia, 1966. For thirteen months the town of Point Pleasant is gripped by a real-life nightmare culminating in a tragedy that makes headlines around the world. Strange occurrences and sightings, including a bizarre winged apparition that becomes known as the Mothman, trouble this ordinary American community. Mysterious lights are seen moving across the sky. Domestic animals are found slaughtered and mutilated. And journalist John Keel, arriving to investigate the freakish events, soon finds himself an integral part of an eerie and unfathomable mystery.

The Mothman Prophecy is the basis of the 2002 film starring Richard Gere.

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User Review  - boris_balkan - LibraryThing

When writing the Mothman prophecies, John Keel was definitely scared and he handled the fear with anger and contempt for the 'enemy'. This contempt colors the text with an arrogance toward all who are ... Read full review

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User Review  - trivigo - LibraryThing

This is a mixed bag, in terms of its reading value. Keel calls himself a Fortean writer and one can see that in this book. Forteanism purports to be anti-theory. It presents itself as an even more ... Read full review

Contents

Beelzebub Visits West Virginia
The Creep Who Came in from the Cold
The Flutter of Black Wings
Take the Train
The Cold Who Came Down in the Rain
Mothman
The Night of the Bleeding
Procession of the Damned
Purple Lights and April Foolishness
If This is Wednesday It Must Be a Venusian
Games Nonpeople Play
Phantom Photographers
Sideways in Time
Misery on the Mount
Paranoiacs Are Made Not Born
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

JOHN A. KEEL was a prominent journalist and UFOlogist, credited with coining the term "Men in Black." He died in 2009.

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