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 that culminates in a strategy 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...

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Beelzebub Visits West Virginia
 
 
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Fingers of lightning tore holes in the black skies as an angry cloudburst drenched the surrealistic landscape. It was 3 A.M. on a cold, wet morning in late November 1967, and the little houses scattered along the dirt road winding through the hills of West Virginia were all dark. Some seemed unoccupied and in the final stages of decay. Others were un-painted, neglected, forlorn. The whole setting was like the opening scene of a Grade B horror film from the 1930s.
Along the road there came a stranger in a land where

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“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.” 
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“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.” He died in 2009.

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The Mothman Prophecies
A True Story
John A. Keel

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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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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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