June 15, 1931 to August 21, 2011
I have known Budd Hopkins for more than 30 years and have enjoyed his hospitality in New York. He was a man of uncommon artistic talent and also of courage. There are many modern artists, but I know of nobody else who has devoted so much time and effort to helping abductees and those interested in studying the abduction phenomenon. Because he was willing to make his interest public, he became a focal point for many who would otherwise have had nobody with which to discuss their experiences. He clearly cared about people as well as about seeking the truth and didn't let the nasty noisy negativists stand in the way of his search for truth.
He packed a lot of living in to his 80 years.
May he find richly deserved peace on the other side.