Sunday, June 15, 2014

John Keel, NASA, and a Flying Saucer on Mars

On March 16, 1966, John A. Keel delivered a lecture to a gathering of Saucer News readers about his initial investigations into the infamous West Virginia anomalies that later became the basis for his most popular book, The Mothman Prophecies (1975).  For this reason alone, this particular lecture has considerable historical and literary significance—at least for fans of Keel, Mothman lore, flying saucer esoterica, and related High Weirdness.  Because the talk ends rather abruptly, I’m not entirely certain the complete recording is included here, but the fact that we have even a half hour of it is pretty incredible all on its own.  You can hear this nearly 50-year-old lecture by clicking HERE.

It just so happens, thanks to NASA, that this is a rather appropriate time to listen to Keel’s lecture, as the space agency has just announced that they have a very serious plan to send a “flying saucer” (AKA, a “Low Density Supersonic Decelerator”) to Mars.  For that story, as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and many other news outlets, click HERE.

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