Monday, August 22, 2011

UFO/Abduction Research Pioneer Budd Hopkins Passes Away

Budd Hopkins
June 15, 1931 - August 21, 2011


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

Over a decade ago Budd Hopkins founded the Intruders Foundation as a nonprofit organization with four basic goals:
  • To provide sympathetic help, understanding and personal investigation for those reporting UFO abduction experiences.

  • To carry out systematic research into the abduction phenomenon through a careful study of its patterns and resulting physical and psychological evidence.

  • To mount an extensive program of public education about the phenomenon.

  • To develop a cadre of trained professionals in various fields to carry out all of these projects.
Budd Hopkins first became interested in the UFO phenomenon when he and two others had a daylight UFO sighting near Truro, Massachusetts, in 1964. In 1975 he carried out his first major investigation, which involved a UFO landing and occupant incident in North Hudson Park, N.J. Shortly thereafter he began to concentrate on the investigation of the UFO abduction phenomenon which led to the eventual publication of his findings.

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Editor's Note:  My deepest and most sincere condolences go to Budd's family and friends.  He is sorely missed by all. - Sunny


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