Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Veteran Ufologist Bob Pratt Passes

Bob Pratt Sml
By A. J. Gevaerd

     This is a very sad note.

     Bob Pratt, a great UFO researcher and a good friend, died last
Saturday, November 19th. His death is a great loss for Ufology worldwide.

     Last Friday, Bob had a heart attack and by Saturday, he was gone.

     There will be a memorial service on Friday afternoon at his town, Lake Worth, Florida.

     Bob was a distinguished American writer, UFO researcher and
journalist who was co-author of Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, with J. Allen Hynek, and the author of UFO Danger In Brazil, translated and published here as Perigo AlienĂ­gena no Brasil.

     It is very probable that no other foreign UFO researcher had more knowledge about the Brazilian Ufology as Bob Pratt. He had been to Brazil 13 times and was the kind of field investigator that really went to where the facts were to be researched. He helped a lot the Brazilian UFO researchers to best evaluate the dramatic incidents of alien attacks in the Northeast of the country and in the Amazon.

     Bob's interest in UFO Phenomena began when working for the National Enquirer, and was sent to many countries to investigate UFO sightings and ET contacts, such as Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico. Since 1975, he interviewed over two-thousand witnesses, many of them in Brazil.

     Bob wrote articles for several UFO and non-UFO magazines. He was, for several years, the editor of the renowned MUFON UFO Journal.

     Good bye, my friend. Wherever you are, you will be much closer
to the answers you pursued here on Earth.


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