Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 30th, 2012
One of the 1955 creatures attacks. Illustration from Mysterious America.
Now comes notice that apparently unpublished photographs of Ivan T. Sanderson have surfaced in the John A. Keel collection being shared and posted by Doug Skinner. Doug has placed a great deal of work into a tribute site dedicated to the “unique writer and character, John A. Keel…in memory of a friendship of some nineteen years.”
For more from Doug, see here.
The photographs being shown are with Sanderson and a cutout of the Kelly creature. (I wonder in whose New York City apartment these pictures were taken?)
The artist of the Kelly creature being displayed by Ivan is Bud Ledwith. It is Bud Ledwith’s drawings that are most often reworked and used when talking about the Kelly creatures. Bud Ledwith’s sketches were made under the instructions of the eyewitnesses.
Budd Hopkins is shown lecturing in the late part of the 20th century.
For thoughts beyond the general background of the case, see the discussions of the Kelly/Hopkinsville creatures in: