Obits in Brief: John A. Keel

John A. Keel, who died on 3 June aged 79, was the author of The Mothman Prophecies, an account of his investigation in the 1960s into sightings in West Virginia of a strange winged creature, which was made into a 2002 film starring Richard Gere and Alan Bates.

He was best known for his writings about the paranormal: in his 1970 book UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, he linked UFO reports to mysterious phenomena over the centuries.