Sometimes references are hard to track down. When I was writing Strangers and Aliens, I had a heckuva time getting my hands on a copy of the 1991 Illuminet Press edition of John Keel’s The Mothman Prophecies, just so I could make sure a particular passage hadn’t been quote-mined. Tracking down Gray Barker’ s listing … More Gray Barker in Who’s Who Among Students
I was perusing the Glenville Mercury, finalizing some notes for a chapter on Gray Barker’s college days when I spotted this rare picture of the man himself (Glenville Mercury, Vol 17, No. 9, December 18, 1945). I apologize for the poor quality of the photo, but it is [apparently] a photocopy of an old printed … More Gray Barker in College
While puttering through the Glenville Mercury archives, I found another poem dedicated to Gray Barker in the May 17, 1949 issue’s Poet’s Corner. This one isn’t an acrostic. It appears to be a poem from an underclassman. After an oh-so-brief stint as a teacher (a fact Gray would obsfucate to lend himself an air of … More Another Literary Tribute
At the moment I’m writing chapter 3 of the Gray Barker biography. This one centers on his college years at Glenville State Teacher’s College in the 1940s. I’ve been researching his pre-ufological days in an effort to see if I can determine what shaped him into a trickster. The biggest takeaway I’ve got so far … More It Came from Appalachia!