John Philip Cohane
John Philip Cohane, born in New Haven, Connecticut, was an archaeologist for the University of Pennsylvania. He later moved to Ireland to become an author on books on etymology and Ancient astronaut themes.
Cohane published The Indestructible Irish in 1968 in which he proposed that the Irish peoples were of 'Mediterranean origin’. In the book he claimed that the original blood stock in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales is Semitic. Cohane also published The Key: A Startling enquiry into the riddle of mans past the book claimed that before Egyptian, Greek, Phoenician and Carthaginian eras two major worldwide semitic migrations took place, Cohane believed that every civilization on earth had once been semitic he based his evidence on archeology and etymology. The book has been reviewed as a piece of pseudohistory
Cohane claimed that geographical names in America have a Semitic origin. He also believed that six word roots are found in most places names of most languages Another claim by Cohane was that the Phoenicians adopted the alphabet from a prior Semitic culture.
- 1968 The Indestructible Irish
- 1969 The Key: A Startling enquiry into the riddle of mans past
- 1972 White Papers of an Outraged Conservative
- 1977 Paradox: The case for the extraterrestrial origin of man
- Randall Fitzgerald, Cosmic test tube: extraterrestrial contact, theories and evidence, Moon Lake Media, 1998, p. 55
- Natalie Robins, Steven M. L. Aronson, Savage Grace: The True Story of Fatal Relations in a Rich and Famous American Family, 2007, p. 488
- Éire-Ireland: a journal of Irish studies, Volume 5; Volume 5, Irish American Cultural Institute., 1966, p. 145
- The Critic, Volume 27, Issue 6, Thomas More Association, 1969
- Phil C. Weigand (September 1978). "Review: Reviewed Works: In Search of Noah's Ark by Dave Balsiger, Charles E. Sellier, Jr.; Remote Kingdoms by Tertius Chandler; The Key by John Philip Cohane; Gods of the Cataclysm: A Revolutionary Investigation of Man and his Gods before and after the Great Cataclysm by Hugh Fox". American Anthropologist (New Series). 80 (3): 731–733. JSTOR 677086.
- Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford, Antiquity: a quarterly review of archaeology, Volumes 51-53, Antiquity Publications, 1977
- The Reprint bulletin, Volumes 23-24, American Library Association, Oceana Publications, 1978, p. 14
- Cyrus Herzl Gordon, Before Columbus; links between the Old World and ancient America, Crown, 1971, p. 138
- Eugene R. Fingerhut, Explorers of pre-Columbian America?: the diffusionist-inventionist controversy, Regina Books, 1994, p. 222
- The New York times book review, The New York Times Company, 1977 p. 40