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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Fred rated it liked it Aug 22, In other projects Wikiquote. The book is a first-person tale of a writer’s formative years, travelling the world explicitly in search of weirdness. Out of print, and sometimes hard to find, I finally picked up a reasonably priced copy of it.

Keel often played, with tongue-in-cheek, on the Men-In-Black interest swirling around his work.

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. Sanderson, quietly for months, trying to determine what kind of bird might be involved with the sightings.

In short, if you like Keel’s style, his frank, and humorous approach, you will like Jadoo, and I would highly recommend tracking down a copy. It was later, as Keel more fully revealed the tale of the sightings and concurrent phenomena, that other elements came into the mix. But his sense of humor never left him, including wearing an all white suit to the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia for the unveiling of the new Mothman replica.


Jadoo by John Keel (1957)

There’s a honed, commercial edge to his keeo, which gives the impression he probably isn’t the kind of author who lets reality obstruct a gripping story. Below is a home movie that he took of the snake charmers he talks about in the book This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat It has inspired me to travel to the exotic places he describes, although I am sadly aware most of the true “alien” cultures have been lost.

Great book, incredible fun! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A Bibliography John A. At the time of the release of the movie, a rumor circulated that Keel had died.

Photo by Patrick Huyghe. However, a year into his investigations, Keel realized that the extraterrestrial hypothesis was untenable jsdoo did not explain, for him, based within his personality and belief systems, all the answers. I had two questions occur to me after I finished.

Jadoo by John Keel ()

UFOs in the spageNY: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I guess you could call it a romantic subplot. William Roberts rated it really liked it Dec 30, Operation Trojan Jadlothat popularized the idea that many aspects of contemporary UFO reports, including humanoid encounters, often paralleled ancient folklore and religious encounters. He was a bachelor.

Jadoo by John A. Keel

He brought his lady love to Egypt but he was too broke to keep her there, so she jeel to eventually go back to Germany. Antonio Huneeus, Keel, and Loren Coleman.


Return to Book Page. It saddens me that he only wrote a few books.

It’s a look joh another culture that you don’t often see from our world. Want to Read saving…. These exchanges between Keel and his fellow writers and researchers, even as intellectual disagreements and different paths took many of us on varied journeys, cemented 40 years of solid friendships among a small group of dedicated Fortean writers.

Retrieved 28 December On July 6,as word swept through the Internet, from Phyllis Benjamin at INFO and others, that Keel had passed away last Friday, tributes and sorrow were shared online in overwhelming fashion from his followers, fans, and friends. Sara rated it it was amazing Oct 04, Apr 28, Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Is it possible Keel wrote the Macklin book, or did Macklin just borrow the witch of Dikchu story without so much as a by-your-leave?

But this book is before all that. Latest from Seriah Azkath Bigfoot: