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page is dedicated to the men and women who have fought for
the truth concerning UFOs and related matters. In one way
or another, these people have left their mark in UFOlogy
and made a tremendous impact upon the UFO community by leaving
behind a legacy of UFO-related information and material
which is continually being added to the already-existing
mountain of evidence for the reality of UFOs and their occupants.
Marrs (1943 - 2017)
Obituary: JIM MARRS was born December 5, 1943 in Ft Worth,
Texas. He died from a heart attack August 2, 2017 at his
home in Wise County. He is survived by his wife of 50 years,
Carol, his two daughters, Cathryn Lafitte of Fort Worth,
Jayme Castle and her husband, Chris Castle, his brother
David and wife Sandy of Bridgeport, and grandchildren, Moxy,
Jackson, and Scout.
Marrs earned a degree in journalism from the University
of North Texas and attended graduate school at Texas Tech
in Lubbock. He has worked for several Texas newspapers,
including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
in1976 until his retirement in 2007, Marrs taught a course
on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy at the
University of Texas at Arlington. In 1989, his book, Crossfire:
The Plot That Killed Kennedy, was published to critical
acclaim and reached the New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction
Best Seller List. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone
books by Marrs include Alien Agenda (1997) which was the
top-selling non-fiction UFO book in the world, Rule by Secrecy
(2000), The Terror Conspiracy Revisited (2007), The Rise
of the Fourth Reich, (2008) and The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy
(2010), Our Occulted History (2013), Population Control
(2015), and his last book The Illuminati (2017).
has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, and the Discovery,
Learning and History Channels; Good Morning America, Geraldo,
Montel Williams, Today, Tech TV and Larry King Live; and
the George Noory, Art Bell, Jimmy Church, Alex Jones and
Jeff Rense programs, and many other local and regional programs.
Acclaimed investigative journalist and beloved member of
the conspiracy theory and UFO research community, Jim Marrs,
has passed away.
several years working as a reporter for a variety of Texas
newspapers, Marrs achieved worldwide notoriety for his landmark
book Crossfire, which examined inconsistencies in the official
story of the JFK assassination.
New York Times bestseller, Crossfire, proved to be so powerful
that it served as the basis, along with another book, for
the Oliver Stone film JFK.
went on to write a pair of highly influential works in the
form of Alien Agenda and Rule by Secrecy as well as one
of the first books on the US government's remote viewing
program with Psi Spies.
the wake of 9/11, Marrs turned his attention to that tragic
event and uncovered a wealth of information which suggested
that something was amiss with the 'official' version of
events, which was brought together in the book The Terror
later books like Rise of the Fourth Reich, Our Occulted
History, and Population Control, he warned about the surreptitious
and worrisome nature of the 'New World Order' and various
ways in which the 'powers that be' seemed to be advancing
indefatigable researcher, Marrs produced a number of additional
works in recent years, including a fiction offering titled
Sisterhood of the Rose.
fixture of Coast to Coast, he appeared on the program on
over 40 different occasions, detailing his latest findings
for C2C listeners as well as participating in panel discussions
on the JFK assassination and the UFO phenomenon.
undisputed giant in the field of esoteric research, Jim
Marrs will be deeply missed by his many friends in the paranormal
and conspiracy community as well as the countless readers
and Coast listeners who were enlightened by his work.
Marrs, author and conspiracy theorist, dies
Racey Burden | Published August 3, 2017
Marrs, an author and conspiracy theorist who studied the
Aurora alien spaceship crash of 1897, died Wednesday. He
to a post on Marrs official Facebook page, he died
following a heart attack. Marrs bowed out of speaking engagements
earlier this year due to poor health.
is best known for his book on the John F. Kennedy assassination,
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, and
his book Alien Agenda, which delved into the
world of UFOs.
told the Messenger in a 2011 interview that the Aurora spaceship
crash was the best evidence of UFOs hed ever seen.
think the Aurora story is as strong as you can get,
he said. It had contemporary reports from newspapers.
And it was corroborated with all these other stories.
to Marrs Facebook page, his family will hold a Texas-sized
wake for him at their home next month.
Rowe ( - 2017)
Saturday, July 29, 2017, Donald Raymond Schmitt announced
is with true sadness that I report on the passing of a true
lady and champion of all of our Roswell witnesses, Frankie
Rowe. We brought Frankie back to Roswell for festival just
a month ago and it continues to demonstrate the true finality
of our relationships with all of these wonderful people
who, like Frankie, were truly part of our Roswell family.
Frankie was an exception. She was family, a first-hand witness
to the events at Roswell, and she even participated in our
parade through downtown Roswell. And she loved every minute
of it and we loved her! Frankie's star may have dimmed but
it will shine even brighter in our hearts - we will always
Rowe was one of the few surviving witnesses of the Roswell
Crash who claimed to have held actual wreckage. Rowe was
12 years-old at the time of the incident.
father, Dan Dwyer, was a Roswell Fireman. According to Rowe,
Dwyer went out to investigate what he assumed was a crashed
airplane only to discover it to be not from this world.
Dwyer claimed to have seen a child-size being with large
dark eyes, brown skin, and no hair stumbling around the
scene. Later, a piece of the wreckage that displayed strange
properties would be shown to Rowe. Rowe claimed the piece
could be crumpled up and that it would return immediately
to its proper shape. Rowe claimed the next day that military
men came to the house and threatened them with the implication
that they would be killed if they ever talked of what they
had experienced. Rowe's story was verified by her sister,
Helen Cahill. Cahill did not live with her family at the
time but recalls that her parents told her the story of
what had happened.
Frankie Rowe had been the target of a smear campaign involving
both debunkers and believers in the Roswell Crash as being
extraterrestrial. Unfortunately, several lies have been
told, such as that Frankie's father wasn't truly a fireman.
Such lies can easily be proven wrong with research.
of the researchers who initially rejected Rowe's story was
researcher Karl Pflock who had interviewed three former
firemen who all claimed that they never made runs outside
of city limits as well as that they never responded to any
crash on the day in question. Investigator Kevin Randle
has rescued Rowe's reputation by producing documentation
revealing that the firemen did indeed make runs outside
of city limits, as well as testimony from another fireman
who claimed that Dan Dwyer took his own personal vehicle
to the crash scene. As it stands today, Frankie Rowe's story
has not been discredited.
Mulligan (1926 - 2017)
family announces the passing of Donald (Don) Michael Mulligan
on February 8th, 2017 at Pioneer Manor at the age 90. Beloved
husband of Rosemary (nee Bell) predeceased. Father of Anne-Marie,
Sheila (predeceased), Patti-Lynne (Lorne), Dan (Pam), Nora
(Rudy) and Michael (Glenda). Grandfather to 11: Sheila,
Will, Jessica, Samuel, Julia, Kristy, Rebecca, Riley, Katie,
Megan, Liam and great grandfather of 5.
was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sudbury on August 31,1926,
son of Thomas and Stella Mulligan (nee Walsh) both predeceased.
He is survived by his brother Bill (Dolores predeceased)
(Jean) and predeceased by all other siblings and their spouses
Marian Sackfield(Fred), Joyce Gore(Joseph) and Tom(Peggy).
A graduate of St. Michael's College School in 1945, Don
returned to the Sudbury region and married Rosemary in 1949.
With an intrepid spirit and a willingness to take on any
challenge, Don was associated with the mining business for
45 years; miner, salesman, sales manager, entrepreneur and
business owner of D&R Enterprises. He was instrumental
in introducing retro-reflective products to the Canadian
mining industry in the form of striping for coveralls, hazard
demarcation and underground signage. All are industry standards
remembrance of Don could be complete without his most treasured
possession, 'The Camp''. Bought sight unseen from
an ad in the North Bay Nugget, the family learned to love
and respect nature during the full summers they spent there.
Located on the south shore of Lake Nipissing the location
was and remains water access only. Stories of the seven
mile voyages on the large, wildly unpredictable lake ran
the gamut between joyful and cringe worthy. Upon retirement,
Don & Rosemary moved to Wasi Lake near Powassan so they
could divide their time between a fully serviced home and
The Camp. After Rosemary's passing in 2005, Don moved back
to Sudbury to be closer to medical care and family. The
family would like to thank the staff at Pioneer Manor, especially
Lise, Lori L. Chantelle, Jessie and Angie for their dedicated
care over the past 8 1/2 years. At Don's request, there
will no visitation or service. Interment and a celebration
of Don's life will be held at a future date. Arrangements
entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
met Mr. Don Mulligan at Pioneer Manor a few years ago when
I interviewed him about his UFO Encounter he had in 1975.
I had received a call from his son who said that his dad
had something he wanted to get off his chest in relation
to UFOs. I made time to go to Pioneer Manor where he was
a resident, and with the help of my friend Todd Fraser (who
works there), I proceeded with the recording of his personal
account, both in audio and video. His story can be heard
Bruce-Knapp...a legend in is own right!
in Peace, my friend!
is with deep sorrow that I received the news that my friend
and webhost, Errol Bruce-Knapp has passed away. He has left
a legacy that will linger for years to come. He was one
of the Pirate Radio pioneers of the 1960s and a fellow UFO
eyewitness. He will be greatly missed by one and all who
knew him in person, or would listen to his podcasts after
he had been hosting "Strange Days...Indeed" with
Victor Viggiani at CFRB 1010 Newstalk in Toronto. Peterborough,
Ontario was his last place of residence where he spent his
last days. I am honored to have known him! A great day of
sadness indeed... Errol passed away on August 11, 2016 at
10 p.m. EST.
of Roswell's UFO Museum quietly passes away
05/01/2015 7:53 PM | Created: 05/01/2015 7:43 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4
prominent person in Roswell recently died. He was buried
before a lot of people even knew he was gone.
Dennis said he was one of the witnesses of the 1947 UFO
crash near Roswell. He passed away on Tuesday and was laid
to rest sometime this week.
Dennis family has chosen not to come forward with
the details of his death, KOB took a look back at his legacy.
was a founder of Roswell's famous UFO Museum.
claim to fame? He claims someone called him about needing
At the time, he was working at Ballard Funeral home. He
also claims a nurse confided in him about seeing alien bodies.
the years, his stories have been featured in several books
written about the UFO crash.
early 1990, he and Lieutenant Walter Haut got together with
realtor Max Littell to form the UFO Museum.
course most of us thought to ourselves, 'why would you do
that?' said former Roswell Mayor Bill Owen. How
many people could ever have an interest in coming to where
Roswell is to see a UFO museum?"
was on city council when the museum was founded.
says Dennis had a vision for the museum, believing it would
be a success even when others doubted it.
certainly had the foresight and the dedication and the dream
to make this museum happen, and of course they did. Roswell
is the beneficiary of their early work and their early desire
to see something made of this incident," said Owen.
the UFO Museum sees 180,000 visitors every year from around
the world and has sparked the citys tourism industry.
says Dennis contributed to Roswell greatly and will be missed.
was a great person to have involved within our community
and he will be greatly missed, said Owen. He
certainly contributed many great things, many great ideas.
He will be missed for sure."
Hansen, Noted Journalist & Author of 'The Missing
Times' Has Died
The UFO Chronicles
with great sadness that we report the passing of Terry
Hansen, journalist, researcher and author of one of the
most influential books re Ufology, "The Missing Times/News
Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up."
wife Jessica conveyed to Robert Hastings, that he died
quietly, in his sleep, Friday late evening or Saturday
early morning. He had a massive coronary and the doctor
said he felt no pain at all. It was instant.
was the most honest person with the greatest sense of
integrity I have ever known.
My first impression of Terry was one of nobility of spirit
and he never let me down
He had a lot of wonderful adventures the last few years
of his life and I am so grateful for that.
Our condolences to Jessica and the Hansen family, may
he rest in peace.
The UFO Chronicles
of the sudden and unexpected death of journalist Terry
Hansen arrived only yesterday and I am still processing
the implications of this tragic loss. Although relatively
few persons with an interest in UFOs know his name, Hansen
contributed greatly to our collective understanding of
the crucial role the American elite media
has played in helping to perpetuate the official secrecy
surrounding the phenomenon, originating with the U.S.
military and intelligence community.
I wrote in my book UFOs and Nukes, Hansen [has written
an] excellent book, The Missing Times: News Media Complicity
in the UFO Cover-up, which I highly recommend to anyone
wishing to better understand how the type of information
contained in my own book could have been successfully
kept from the American people scientists and laypersons
alike for so long. In fact, I put Hansens
book on my short list of must-reads as far
as the official government cover-up of UFOs is concerned.
review of the book on Amazon (by duncanives)
summarizes its content this way:
In The Missing Times, Terry Hansen provides a clear, documented
history of the relationship that exists between the national
media and the United States Government, particularly on
issues of national security...Hansen details how our military
and intelligence communities are in the business of shaping
public opinion and reaction through information management.
How incompetent would they have to have been not to recognize
the national media as an indispensable, efficient tool
for their goals?
Mr. Hansen details the exact mechanisms by which the government
exercises their influence over the national media with
chilling clarity, right down to CIA infiltration...Through
historical review, Mr. Hansen demonstrates how the press
follows a government line when it comes to issues of secrecy
and national security.
What happens when we insert UFOs into this equation? The
answer is a perfect fit; the national media treats UFOs
exactly as it does other subjects deemed to be of great
national security importance and secrecy. This fact is
skillfully demonstrated through an examination of UFO
incursions over nuclear missile silos near Malmstrom Air
Force Base in Montana. Unidentified objects could enter
and leave restricted airspace with impunity.
Such incidents have obvious national security implications.
Widely reported in the local media, these astonishing
and well-documented incidents were ignored by the national
media until much later. Could the media have been influenced
by a government that, despite their protests to the contrary,
knows full well that UFOs are a national security issue?
Mr. Hansen...seems to be calling his fellow citizens not
to believe in UFOs, but to be skeptical about what the
national media, as a front for the government, tells us
about them...The Missing Times is written with clarity
and journalistic integrity. It is not a hastily-written
UFO book full of anecdotes and fuzzy pictures. It is objective
reporting of the undeniable relationships between the
government, the media, and you.
It is also one of the most heavily footnoted books I have
ever read, providing proof of the depth of research that
went into it. If the Pulitzer Prize were given for merit,
quality, insightful analysis and relevance, journalist
Terry Hansen would have one on his bookshelf right now.
sums it up nicely. At my urging, Hansen finally made his
now out-of-print book available as an e-book, which may
be purchased here (see below). Demonstrating his intent
that it be widely read, he altruistically decided to only
charge $2.99 for it.
Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up
Hansons courageous pioneering work will stand the
test of time and, in the near-term, hopefully inspire
a renewed, zealous integrity among mainstream journalists,
who view themselves as champions of truth and the publics
right-to-know, while at the same time wittingly or unwittingly
supporting government objectives including the
Viet Nam and Iraq wars, among other tragic missteps
by superficially covering, or spinning, or not covering
at all, key national security-related subjects, including
Hansens findings illustrate anything, its
that one of the biggest stories in history the
U.S. governments cover-up of the UFO phenomenon
deserves objective, serious, respectful examination
by members of the elite media. Yes, those few who buck
the trend, and bravely follow Hansens lead on credible
UFO investigation, may risk being disinvited to the annual
White House Correspondents Association Dinner, among other
repercussions, but they will finally be serving those
who count most the American public, and other humans
Roger K. Leir
Roger K. Leir, author of the Aliens and the Scalpel
- First and Second Edition, "UFO Crash in Brazil",
"Casebook Alien Implants", "Chopped
Liver" and three other books published outside
the United States, including "Implantes Alienegenas"
published in Portuguese in Brazil, and "Ovnis and
Implants" published in France by Le Mercure Dauphinois.
has been said that Dr. Leir was one of the worlds
most important leaders in physical evidence research involving
the field of Ufology. He and his surgical team have performed
fifteen surgeries on alleged alien abductees. This resulted
in the removal of sixteen separate and distinct objects
suspected of being alien implants. These objects have
been scientifically investigated by some of the most prestigious
laboratories in the world, including Los Alamos National
Labs, New Mexico Tech, Seal Laboratories, Southwest Labs,
the University of Toronto, York University, and the University
of California at San Diego. Their findings have been baffling
and some comparisons have been made to Meteorite Samples.
In addition, some of the tests show metallurgical anomalies
such as highly Magnetic Iron that is without crystalline
form, combinations of crystalline materials mixed common
metals, growth of biological tissue into or out of metallic
substances, as well as isotopic ratios not of this world.
Dr. Leir has also been involved in investigations of other
areas of Ufology involving physical evidence. He has traveled
to Brazil and performed exhaustive research into the Varginha,
Brazil case. In 2003, Dr. Leir worked with one of the
worlds leading geneticists and the National Institute
for Discovery Science (NIDS) on a DNA study pertaining
to evidence collected in a famous California Alien Abduction
Case. In November 2007, Dr. Leir was a participant in
an international press conference held at the National
Press Club in Washington D.C. Evidence from thirteen Military
officers, pertaining to their experiences with UFOs, was
presented to a worldwide media.
Leir was a Podiatric Surgeon, who had been in private
practice in Ventura County, California, for the past 43+
years. Dr. Leir anticipated performing more surgeries
in the future and was investigating the physiological
and biological aspects of the Alien abduction phenomenon.
He had recently formed a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization
for this purpose called "A&S Research Inc."
Leir held academic degrees of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine,
Bachelor of Science, and Associate in Arts.
Leir was Board Certified in the following boards:
The National College of Foot Surgeons
The American Board of Podiatric Sports Medicine
The American Board of Foot Surgery
The American Circulatory Society and the Society
for Non-Invasive Vascular Technology.
Leir was an international speaker and has presented his
material at conferences in the United Kingdom, Brazil,
Turkey, Japan, Australia, France, Canada, Peru, Mexico,
Italy, San Marino, totaling 42 countries in the past 7+
years. Dr. Leir was one of the very few researchers in
the field of Ufology to have been invited to present his
findings at a meeting of The Society for Scientific Exploration
in Paris, France.
has also appeared on a wide variety of radio and television
shows including, "The Orlando Jones Show",
"The Bronx Bunny Show", KTLA News,
Fox News, The Prime Time NBC Special "Confirmation",
"Beyond Bazaar", "Coast to Coast"
with Art Bell and George Noorey, "Dreamland"
with Art Bell and Whitley Strieber, "The Bob and
Zoh Hieronimus Shows". He had been filmed for
an appearance in Walt Disneys "Race to Witch
Mountain" which was released in theaters in 2009.
Dr. Leir held the distinction of being the only speaker
invited to the Bay Area UFO Conference, every year since
the inception of this event. In addition, he was an invited
speaker to the European division of the Society for Scientific
Exploration in Paris. In 2008, Dr. Leir was the Master
of Ceremonies at a new conference in Santa Maria, California
The Central Coast Science-UFO Symposium held on
August 16th and 17th of that year.
the past 15+ years, Dr. Leir had pursued a quest for knowledge
within this field with great intensity. As a result, he
served as a medical consultant to the International Mutual
UFO Network. He was also past State Section Director for
Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Leir was involved in the production of a major motion
picture, "Earth's Original Sin". He was
one of the few people granted an interview with one of
the Vaticans most prestigious Monsignors (Monsignor
Corrado Balducci) to gather material for his motion picture
(1933 - 2013)
met Vincent Hickey in November 1994 after he had contacted
me to report some of his UFO sightings. I found him to be
a very honorable man and a very reliable eyewitness. Later,
he pulled a few strings and managed to get the Mine Mill
Hall for free, where I gave my first public presentation
on UFOs and related matters. We'd been friends ever since.
I am so thankful to have known him, and his UFO report will
live on via this website. I will miss you, my friend. :)
Rest in Peace, Vince.
Jessie Marcel, Jr.
great American died on August 24, 2013, of an apparent heart
attack. Dr. Jessie Marcel, Jr. was a star witness at the
Citizen Hearing on Disclosure where he testified alongside
his daughter Denice and son Jessie Marcel, III.
is greatly saddened Jessie did not live to see the truth embargo's
end and dedicates the Congressional Hearing Initiative to
Dr. Marcel. Once Disclosure has been achieved PRG will conduct
a public campaign seeking the Presidential Medal of Freedom
for this man who served his family, his country and the truth
with humble distinction.
October 7, 1935 - February 14, 2012
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
met Marlene while co-hosting a half-hour radio program on
UFOs and related matters - during the late 1990s - at CKLU
96.7 FM located on the campus of Laurentian University here
in Sudbury. She had been hosting a show called "Sounds
for Seniors" right before it was my turn to be on the
air. It was then that I found out about her exploits in
the 1960s as a local member of APRO (Aerial Phenomena Research
Organization) and NICAP (National Investigations Committee
on Aerial Phenomena) which were both based in the U.S. Most
of her files had been lost when she got divorced from her
husband, and I deeply regret never having taken the time
to record her stories on tape. Nonetheless, she will be
greatly missed, and will always be remembered for the fascinating
life that she led. Rest in peace, my friend.
April 27, 1937 - January 26, 2012
Lou Farish (pictured left) with his good friend Jerry Blackburn
Lucius Farish was Editor of the UFO Newsclipping Service
and Director of the Ozark UFO Conference for nearly a quarter
century. His struggle with cancer ended on January 26, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at the Harris Funeral Home
in Morrilton at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012.
See Harris Funeral Homes.
page of the December 2005 UFO Newsclipping Service.
Hopkins dies Peacefully in New York at age 80
June 15, 1931 August 21, 2011
Hopkins was a central figure in abduction phenomenon and
related UFO research. He was also a painter, sculptor and
raconteur of note. Born in 1931 and raised in Wheeling,
West Virginia. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1953,
that same year moving to New York City, where he lived until
1964, Hopkins and two others saw a UFO in daylight for several
minutes. Fascinated, he joined the now-defunct UFO research
group NICAP and began reading many UFO books and articles.
1975, Hopkins and Ted Bloecher studied a multiple-witness
UFO report, the North Hudson Park UFO sightings which occurred
in New Jersey. In 1976, the Village Voice printed Hopkins'
account of the investigation.
began receiving regular letters from other UFO witnesses,
including a few cases of what would later be called "missing
time" inexplicable gaps in one's memory,
associated with UFO encounters.
Bloecher and psychologist Aphrodite Clamar, Hopkins began
investigating the missing time experiences, and eventually
came to conclude that the missing time cases were due to
the late 1980s, Hopkins was one of the most prominent people
in ufology, earning a level of mainstream attention that
was nearly unprecedented for the field.
wrote several popular books about abductees, notably Missing
Time, and was the founder of the Intruders
Foundation, a non-profit organization created
to document and research alien abductions, and to provide
support to abductees.
roughly the first seven years of his investigation of
the abduction phenomenon, Hopkins himself conducted no
hypnosis sessions. Rather, he secured the aid of licensed
professionals. He noted that three of these therapists
(Drs. Robert Naiman, Aphrodite Clamar and Girard Franklin)
were quite skeptical of the reality of abduction claims,
yet all "uncovered" detailed abduction scenarios
from their patients.
1992 made-for-television film Intruders
was based on Hopkins' research, and portrayed abduction
scenes. Additionally, Hopkin's 1996 book, Witnessed,
portrays a classic abduction case that was alleged to
have occurred in late 1989 near the Brooklyn Bridge in
New York City. This case is unique in that it is one of
the first publicized episodes that involved multiple abductees
(who did not previously know each other) that come to
know each other in the "real" world through
a variety of circumstances connected to their abductions.
Additionally, this case involved inter-generational abductions
within the same family.
will be greatly missed by one and all who knew about him
and his work. We wish to extend our condolences to his family.
sad news - British ufologist Stuart Miller, who published
UFO Review for years, and later the short-lived Alien Worlds
Magazine, was killed in a motorcycle accident this past
May. News has just now filtered out to his friends within
"ufology", as Stuart had largely withdrawn from
the "field" after Alien Worlds folded.
posted his thoughts on Stuart's passing,
and Paul Kimball has a nice write-up
of his personal experience with Stuart over at his
blog, describing him as "one of the truly good guys
in ufology...a genuinely good man, full of joie de vivre,
wit, humour, and a true spirit of adventure and humanity.
He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him."
passing is a real tragedy, and our thoughts go out to his
family at this difficult time.
The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Robert Pratt, Newspaperman, Author Of UFO
Books, Articles, Dies At 79
By Michael Browning
and outer space, home and visitors from afar, are bound
to come up when friends and relatives of Robert V. Pratt
come to the Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home this afternoon
from 4-6 p.m. to meet his widow, Faith, and discuss his
Pratt was an evangelist for UFOs. The Lake Worth resident
wrote about them in manifold articles for The National Enquirer.
He published two books about them, UFO Danger Zone: Terror
and Death in Brazil - Where Next? in 1996 and Night Siege:
The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, in 1987.
traveled the world, often at his own expense, interviewing
eyewitnesses to extraterrestrial objects that he described
as often behaving cruelly and capriciously, dropping globes
of fire, he said, on innocent farmers in Brazil.
never saw one single solitary UFO in his entire life, but
he came to believe in them passionately. It was a belief
even his own wife did not share, though she stayed married
to him for 50 years.
first 30 years you squabble. The 20 years after that are
wonderful," Faith Pratt said Thursday, shedding tears
on Thanksgiving Day. "He would leave me notes, saying
things like "You are my love."
Pratt was a very curious man. His own self-written obituary,
edited by his wife, says he died Monday, November 21, 2005,
at a local hospital following a brief illness. He was 79.
He worked for many newspapers for 48 years.
the last eight years of his professional career were the
strangest. After decades in mainstream journalism, he switched
to tabloid journalism and became convinced that UFOs were
turned to belief. Belief became obsession. Mr. Pratt ultimately
claimed to have talked to more than 2,000 people who had
had UFO experiences.
the six years he worked as a UFO reporter for the Enquirer,
he traveled to Brazil four times.
recognition of his research in Brazil, on May 3, 2003, at
a conference in the city of Curitiba in southern Brazil,
he was given a diploma naming him an Ufologo Brasileiro
Honorario or Honorary Brazilian Ufologist. Seventy-eight
Brazilian ufologists signed the diploma, his wife said.
never went with him to Brazil, and she never shared his
belief in UFOs.
she declared. "I didn't care about them. I cared about
addition to his wife, Mr. Pratt is survived by his son,
Alan Collins Pratt of New York. Another son, Robert Scott
Pratt, died in 1975 at 17. A cousin, Richard Taylor of Boca
Raton, and numerous nieces and nephews in California also
Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home is at 3041 Kirk Road in
Stringfield was an American Ufologist who took particular
interest in crashed flying saucer stories. He died in 1994.
was director of Civilian Research, Interplanetary Flying
Objects (CRIFO), and published a monthly newsletter, ORBIT.
In 1957 he became public relations adviser for the civilian
UFO group NICAP under the direction of Donald Keyhoe, a
friend of his since 1953. From 1967-1969, Stringfield served
as an "Early Warning Coordinator" for the Condon
Committee. During the 1970s, he wrote a number of books
about alleged recoveries of alien spaceships and alien bodies.
1978, Stringfield served as UFO research adviser to Grenada
Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy. Privately, Stringfield worked
as Director of Public Relations and Marketing Services for
DuBois Chemicals, a division of Chemed Corporation, Cincinnati.
He self-published "Status Reports" on alleged
UFO "crash-retrievals" until his death. He died
December 18, 1994 after a long battle with lung cancer.
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