I’ve just found out the very sad news that legendary Fortean researcher John A. Keel has died. Along with Jacques Vallee, one of the very first to think ‘outside the box’ when it came to paranormal phenomena, Keel was a primary influence on most researchers in recent decades. His book The Mothman Prophecies remains one of the most well-known cryptozoology (and paranormal) works, and other books such as Operation Trojan Horse were instrumental in looking past the ‘nuts and bolts’ UFO hypothesis. His trickster personality led to a controversial reputation, but there can be no denying his influence.