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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,006 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John A. Keel Narrator: Craig Wasson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2002 ISBN: 9780739301555
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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… Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. J. | 2/18/2014

    " Grabbed this on a whim at the library because it was small and easy to tote around. Don't remember the film very well, but the book seemed quite different - and thought-provoking. Would be nice to finish it someday as I only got halfway through before wondering if there was actually a plot. From others' reviews, it sounds like things are left to mystery. I have enjoyed blaming things on "the mothman" as a joke, though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noah Soudrette | 2/16/2014

    " This is one of those books where one feels he/she must say good things about it. Yes, John Keel has made the Mothman famous. Yes, he was actually in Point Pleasant, WV when this stuff went down. However, this book is just not very good. A minuscule amount of time is spent on the Mothman, with most of the book spending its time dealing with UFOs, men in black, and a bunch of loonies. If your interested in the Mothman, you pretty much have to read this book. But, for a deeper study on the subject you'll need the Jeff Wamsley books and the Loren Coleman book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake Zigler | 2/8/2014

    " What a creepy book. Absurdity stacked on top of absurdity until you're unsure what is truth or fiction or if it really matters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 2/5/2014

    " Read this after seeing the movie. Weird stuff. Glad I haven't seen those red eyes when I'm up late reading! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Richard | 1/29/2014

    " I started reading this book based on enjoying the movie of the same name. That seems to be at most minimally of what they share. Although the book is full of documented paranormal events from multiple eyewitnesses, it is written in such a way as to feel completely incoherent. It was a struggle to continue to pick up this book to read. I don't often 'give up' on books, but I just couldn't get this finished and have too many that I do 'want' to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 1/26/2014

    " I've read this several times and even have highlighted portions. If you don't believe in the supernatural you won't like it. I do and I love the info on so many lesser known sightings of strange happenings and such. This is NOT like the movie. The movie was only slightly based on the real events of the Silver Bridge. Also, this book deals with a lot more than just the Mothman and the bridge. John Keel has a different view on what all these supernatural things are than most do and while I don't agree with him on all of it the information is there for you to draw your own conclusions. His supposedly true account of his dealings with the paranormal is really, well, cool! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William Teater | 1/21/2014

    " Very eerie, good book tho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Schafer | 1/19/2014

    " The scariest book ever, I will never go to West Virginia again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jon | 1/17/2014

    " I think I'm done with this. I got pretty bored with it long ago. Keel is not a ufo sceptic. The book is often creepy, but hard to take as fact. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 12/17/2013

    " I am glad that I watched the film first, as the book is answering a lot of questions that I had. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James M. Madsen, M.D. | 12/10/2013

    " Scary cryptozoology! This is the real story behind the movie The Mothman Prophecies and left me with the same sense of uncertainty mixed with foreboding that the movie did. A fascinating account. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 11/27/2013

    " I was expecting more about the Mothman. Overall the book was okay, but it jumped around a lot for me. I didn't find it creepy, but I can see why some people could. Keel's theories and "proof" are interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Goodman | 11/21/2013

    " The most fascinating, page-turning, paranoia-inducing book I have ever read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy Price | 8/7/2013

    " After seeing the movie with Richard Gere, I thought the book would be even better. I was wrong. The book was terrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma Katherine Williams | 6/20/2013

    " I read this novel after seeing the film with Richard Gere. It was an interesting read and one of those novels that linger long after the last page. The scariest part of this novel was the open ending; the lack of a conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 6/17/2013

    " Read this because I got into the X-Files. I enjoyed it. It was very much like getting into the mind of Fox Mulder. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle Howry | 5/13/2013

    " Sorry, Joe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 3/28/2013

    " Interesting stories but more about aliens than mothman. not sure I buy all of it, but something to think about. book was a bit choppy and confusing at times and didn't flow much too "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 9/15/2012

    " Even better than the movie...I like a creepy book now and then...Especially when they're based on real events, like this is supposed to have been. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 7/19/2012

    " A deft blend of fact and fiction, mostly the latter, though the proportion is left to your judgment and imagination. A creepy page turner, cleverly conceived. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 5/28/2012

    " An unsettling account of a series of apparantly supernatural events that occurred in Point Pleasant (a town in West Virginia) during the 1960s. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cyn | 7/15/2011

    " Do not attempt reading without your tin foil hat secured. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dignan107 | 7/11/2011

    " Watch the film, don't bother with the book! Disappointing list of unexplained phenomena pretty much sums up this book. Having seen and enjoyed the film I looked forward to also enjoying this in written form. Alas this wasn't to be. Shame "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 5/16/2011

    " Don't waste your time on this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/24/2011

    " it read like a disjointed journal "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy | 3/3/2011

    " After seeing the movie with Richard Gere, I thought the book would be even better. I was wrong. The book was terrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 2/7/2011

    " This is like a very entertaining report of John Keel's findings in the late 60s and early 70s. It's a must read for any "believers" and scifi fans. It's entertaining, eerie, and very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/5/2011

    " God, John A. Keel is such a beautiful lunatic. A 'Memoirs of My Nervous Illness' for our times. Seriously, this is a great book probably largely read by the wrong people for probably largely the wrong reasons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ganglion | 12/21/2010

    " West Virginia's even weirder than you thought! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 11/12/2010

    " Read this after seeing the movie. Weird stuff. Glad I haven't seen those red eyes when I'm up late reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natajia | 9/8/2010

    " LOVEDDD it. Another subject that i just love in books.
    I want to see the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franziska | 8/23/2010

    " I read this book when I a teen and read it to my kids...THE MOVIE SUCKED...I was feeling down today. I know this book would pull me out of it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 8/10/2010

    " This book was just plain weird. "

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About the Author
Author John A. Keel

John A. Keel (1930-2009) was a prominent journalist and UFOlogist credited with coining the term “Men in Black.”

About the Narrator

Craig Wasson is an actor and audiobook narrator. His most notable film appearance was in the 1984 film, Body Double. Also a prolific reader of audio books, he narrated Stephen King’s novel, 11/22/63, as well as numerous books by James Ellroy and John Grisham.