“In Tribute to Budd Hopkins”: Statements on the Passing of The Pioneer of Abduction Research By Kay Wilson, Leslie Kean & UFO Digest

Rest In Peace

Budd Hopkins

June 15, 1931    –    August 21, 2011

A Tribute to Budd Hopkins

The Pioneer of Abduction Research



The publisher and editor of UFO Digest join with Kay Wilson and many others with deep sympathy and sincere condolences for the family, friends and students of Budd Hopkins on his passing.  Budd Hopkins was a dedicated investigator who worked throughout his life to shed light on the dark doings and hidden agenda of both ET & MILAB “Intruders” while revealing many mysteries of the human mind in drawing back the dark curtains of “missing time.”  We mourn his loss and we shall miss his kindness, his concern for the well-being and suffering of others, his wisdom and his insights.
Dirk Vander Ploeg Publisher
Robert D. MorningstarEditor, UFO Digest
A Statement on the Death of Budd Hopkins

A Statement by Leslie Kean

I am VERY SAD to announce that Budd Hopkins died on Sunday, August 21, at 1:35 p.m. 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.

Yesterday 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.




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