UFO researcher Budd Hopkins dies

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Pioneer UFO researcher Budd Hopkins passes away

UFO researcher Budd Hopkins has passed away. He was 80 years old.
Hopkins investigated the UFO abduction phenomenon, which led to the eventual publication of three books: Missing Time, 1981, Intruders, 1987, and Witnessed, 1996.
He was born in 1931 and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. In 1953, he moved to New York City. In 1964, Hopkins and two others witnessed a daytime UFO. The sighting led him to join the UFO research group, NICAP. After investigating cases involving “missing time”, Hopkins associated these gaps in memory with alien abduction.
Hopkins will be greatly missed.
Author and journalist Leslie Kean has released a statement regarding his passing:
I’m very sad to announce that Budd Hopkins died today, August 21, at 1:35 pm. Budd had been under hospice care for about three weeks, at his home in New York. The combination of liver cancer and pneumonia led to his death. His daughter Grace Hopkins-Lisle and I were with him almost continuously during these past weeks. He was not in any pain throughout any of the process, and he received the best possible care and loving support from those closest to him. Today he gradually slipped away, and simply quietly stopped breathing. He died peacefully and without any struggle, with Grace, Grace’s husband Andrew, and me by his side.
Thanks to all of you for being such strong supporters of this extraordinary man, who has contributed so much to our lives, in so many different ways.

- Leslie Kean
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I hope he died with the Phillip Klass curse ringing in his head...

The UFO Curse: No matter how long you live you will never know any more about UFOs than you know today. You will never know any more about what UFOs really are, or where they come from. You will never know any more about what the U.S. Government really knows about UFOs than you know today. As you lie on your own death-bed, you will be as mystified about UFOs as you are today. And you will remember this curse.
 

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Bunch of pessimists on this board. I believe we will have some form of contact, even if minimal, with alien life in our lifetime. Probably in the next 20 years or so.
 

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Bunch of pessimists on this board. I believe we will have some form of contact, even if minimal, with alien life in our lifetime. Probably in the next 20 years or so.
That's what all the Budd Hopkins of the world believed... twenty years ago.

Keep dreaming, moonbeam.

And here ya go... let me put this right there on your head...

The UFO Curse: No matter how long you live you will never know any more about UFOs than you know today. You will never know any more about what UFOs really are, or where they come from. You will never know any more about what the U.S. Government really knows about UFOs than you know today. As you lie on your own death-bed, you will be as mystified about UFOs as you are today. And you will remember this curse.
 

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Bunch of pessimists on this board. I believe we will have some form of contact, even if minimal, with alien life in our lifetime. Probably in the next 20 years or so.

Dude, contact was made in the late 1940s, Truman didn't think the population could handle contact with aliens, but a deal was made, we traded all the gold in the US Treasury for alien technology - mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!
 

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Dude, contact was made in the late 1940s, Truman didn't think the population could handle contact with aliens, but a deal was made, we traded all the gold in the US Treasury for alien technology - mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!
I hate to be a Kirkinite but I wouldn't be surprised if this were true.
 

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Poor MartianVirus RIP :icon_cry:
 

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If contact with alien life is ever definitively made, it'll be accomplished/verified by actual scientists... not alien abduction hypnotherapy kooks the likes of Budd "butt probe" Hopkins.
 

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80 years young huh? Nothing suspicious about that death, nothing at all.
 

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If contact with alien life is ever definitively made, it'll be accomplished/verified by actual scientists... not alien abduction hypnotherapy kooks the likes of Budd "butt probe" Hopkins.
Can we include anyone who believes in the usefulness of hypnotherapy under the "kook" banner?
 

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Can we include anyone who believes in the usefulness of hypnotherapy under the "kook" banner?
It works for some people for some things. However, any kind of "repressed memory" or "past life regression" or any of that shit is just crap. Hypnosis is a weird state that is more likely to cause you to make up some crazy story than tell the truth.
 

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This guy was great. His book Intruders is one of the most horrifying things I've ever read.
 
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Phil klass was a grumpy buzzkill mcgillicuddy.

Sadly I have to agree with him.

But id love for aliens to come here just to defile his corpse......in the bung