Jadoo has 68 ratings and 4 reviews. Duncan said: A battered first-edition, ex- public library. Which only added to its charm. Loved this book. Old-fashion. John Keel () was a Fortean journalist (and personal inspiration) best known for But Keel’s first book, Jadoo, is my absolute favorite. I’m happy to announce that a new edition of John Keel’s Jadoo, edited by Patrick Huyghe, is now available from Anomalist Books. Jadoo was.

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I grew to know Keel after being introduced to him through mutual friends Brad Steiger and Ivan Sanderson. It’s a look at another culture that you don’t often see from our world. Over a four-year period, Keel interviewed thousands of people in over twenty U.

It is more likely that we see what we want to see and interpret such jadok according to our contemporary beliefs.

Would love to see more footage from the events in the book. Latest from Seriah Azkath Bigfoot: Below is a home movie that he took of the snake charmers he talks about in the book Dutton, Disneyland of the Gods NY: Signet,rev. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Keel suffered a heart attack sometime before October 13, Pop Haydn rated it it was amazing Feb 15, He visited a mummy-maker, played Russian roulette with a notorious bandit, chased the yeti, and gave a spectacularly unsuccessful performance of the Indian rope trick.


Inwhen the book was written, Afghanistan was hardly a blip on anyone’s radar. Although his own thoughts about UFOs and associated anomalous phenomena gradually evolved since the mid s, Keel remained one of ufology’s most original and controversial researchers.

Galde Press, The Mothman Prophecies: Keel’s journeys take him at one point through Himalayan foothills where flowers almost narcotize him into a deep sleep.

Antonio Huneeus, Keel, and Loren Coleman. According to Keel, he initially sought to explain UFOs as extraterrestrial visitations, but later abandoned this hypothesis.

Jadoo by John A. Keel

On January 14,a story rapidly made the rounds via the web that John A. Keel had just died. And, if I’m not misremembering, he comes across information in his travels that the antichrist will come from Afghanistan. It’s a very entertaining read, and through it all, despite his overall skepticism, he finds some truly unexplainable things out there.

He also wrote one of the first articles on Mothman in FSRduring this same time period. Operation Trojan Horsethat popularized the idea that many aspects of contemporary UFO reports, including humanoid encounters, often paralleled ancient folklore and religious encounters.

Conventions Fiction Religions list. It shall take future academic studies to fully realize his reach among the subculture that respects and are denizens of his ongoing intellectual playground. There’s a honed, commercial edge to his writing, which gives the impression he probably isn’t the kind of author who lets reality obstruct a gripping story.


Keel used the term “ultraterrestrials” to describe UFO occupants he believed to be non-human entities capable of taking on whatever form they want. These exchanges between Keel and his fellow writers and researchers, even as intellectual disagreements and different paths took jadooo of us on varied journeys, cemented 40 years of solid friendships among a small group of dedicated Fortean writers.

Jadoo by John Keel (1957)

Like other contemporary s researchers such as J. He left school at the age of 16 after taking all the science courses. It doesn’t take away from the main “adventure” story.

A fabulous book in t Wonderful book! In other projects Wikiquote. He seems to have made some friends there. Most of what he finds is explicable in rational terms, or is stuff that he can add to his repertoire of magic tricks. Index of ufology articles.