John Keel's The Flying Saucer Subculture | Mysterious Library #39

Your hosts Dr. Dean Bertram and Jason McLean return to the periodical section of the Mysterious Library to discuss the classic John A. Keel journal article "The Flying Saucer Subculture." Keel's piece originally appeared in THE JOURNAL OF POPULAR CULTURE (Vol. VIII, 4) back in 1975. Then a rising star of what he and others called the "New Ufology", and author of such seminal books as THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES and OPERATION TROJAN HORSE, Keel cast a critical eye over what he saw as a UFO community plagued by its cultic focus on the extraterrestrial hypothesis/myth. Does Keel's criticism of the Ufological "subculture" still stand today? And what became of the "New Ufology", led by the likes of Keel, Jacques Vallee, Brad Steiger and others? Your librarians will tackle these questions and more, on this week's Mysterious Library.