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John Keel
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    (March 25, 1930-July 3, 2009)
    Born in New York
    Birth name was Alva John Kiehle
    American author, known for his studies of the paranormal
    Books include; 'The Mothman Prophecies,' 'Our Haunted Planet,' 'The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings,' and 'Jadoo'
    Also published 'The Best of John Keel,' a collection of his articles that appeared in Fate magazine
    Believes that UFO's are not from other planets but that reports of them are some type of spiritual or psychic experiences
    Coined the term 'men in black'
    He used to write for men's magazines and once wrote an article titled, 'Are You A Suppressed Sex Fiend?'
    He had no formal training in the sciences.
    But, he wrote, 'Collectively American ufologists are ill-informed and poorly educated in history, philosophy, and the behavioral sciences.'
    He claimed to have seen a Yeti.
    He believed that we are being used by the forces behind UFOs but admitted not knowing why.
    His parents broke up when he was an infant and he had to live with his grandparents until he was ten.
    He had his first magazine article published when he was twelve.
    As an adult, he worked as a foreign correspondent in places like Berlin, Rome, and Egypt.
    He was the first to note that UFO sightings tended to occur in clusters in certain times and places.
    He maintained long time correspondences with many of his friends and fans.
    He was a fan of Charles Fort.

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