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Re: Budd Hopkins

From: Jean-Luc Rivera <jlriv1.nul>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 15:09:59 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:00:38 -0400
Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins


I was stunned this morning when I found that Budd had left us,
even if it was not totally unexpected - I spoke with him about
three months ago after he was out of the hospital once more -
and that I will never hear him again cracking jokes and laughing
while we were chitchatting on the phone as I called him two or
three times a year since I left the States.

He was a kind and compassionate person, a great artist, very
simple. He was one of the New Yorkers, along with Ted Bloecher,
who helped me feel totally at home when I moved from Paris to
NYC in 1977.

I have fond memories of the endless discussions in his kitchen
around a glass of white wine, of the meetings in his living room
with all the participants to the Support Group he was the first
to organise, of his keen intelligence and his enthusiasm, his
devotion to his research even when his health started failing
him.

Whether people agreed or not with his ideas about abductions,
all acknowledged his sincerity and gentleness. I feel very
privileged to have had the chance to be friends with him for so
long and feel a terrible void now.

Ufology  has lost one of its true pioneers.


Jean-Luc Rivera




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