posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by IMSAM
I am saddened by the death of John A. Keel. He truly was a long-time hero of mine in this strange field of ufology. He was a unique author and a
maverick researcher. In the late 1960's, I became fascinated with Keel's unique theories on UFOs.
He was definitely one of my two greatest heroes in this strange field of "ufology", the other one being Dr. Jacques Vallee who seems to be doing
well but has not been in the public limelight lately as far as his research activities are concerned.
There is no doubt in my mind that John A. Keel had a tremendous impact on Dr. Allen Hynek as well as on Dr. Jacques Vallee.
It was late in the 70's that I began to re-evaluate the works of John A. Keel and began to formulate my current thinking on the entire UFO phenomena.
Keel's UFOs, OPERATION TROJAN HORSE as well as his THE EIGHTH TOWER deeply affected my thoughts on ufology. It remains so even to this day.
John A. Keel was one of the first to bring up the "ultraterrestrial" concept of the origins of this phenomenon, abandoning the so-called physical
"nuts-and-bolts" ET hypothesis approach to UFO research. In fact, Keel became quite controversial when he stated that "ufology" is a misnomer and
that it should be categorized as "demonology".