The Mothman Prophecies

A True Story

John A. Keel

Tor Books

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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.

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. 

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Praise for The Mothman Prophecies

“An essential read. Even if you just enjoy good suspense, when Keel talks of his own experiences with Men in Black, stolen evidence, and intimidation via eerie phone calls and visitations, you'll want to keep reading.” 
Strange Horizons

“The Mothman remains a potent piece of American folklore.” 
—CNN


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John A. Keel

JOHN A. KEEL was a prominent journalist and UFOlogist, credited with coining the term “Men in Black.” His books include The Mothman Prophecies and Our Haunted Planet. He died in 2009.

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The Mothman Prophecies
A True Story
John A. Keel

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765334985
ISBN10: 0765334984
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$15.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2002
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466834835
ISBN10: 1466834838
288 pages
$9.99
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