It appears that the rare cancer with which he was diagnosed has completed the course of this life for writer, researcher, and contribuior to “Ancient Aliens“, Philip Coppens. Nick Redfern has posted the following on Facebook:
Filip Coppens*, I have shockingly learned today, has passed on. As many of you know, Filip was a regular on the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, and a fine writer. But that’s nothing compared to the loss that his family and friends are feeling right now, and who my thoughts, condolences and prayers are with. I had corresponded with Filip over the past year and finally got to meet him and hang out with him at the Minneapolis-based Paradigm Symposium just a couple of months ago. What a terrible tragedy that Filip is now gone. RIP mate, and again, my thoughts go out to all that knew Filip and those who followed his work.
“I was diagnosed with an extremely rare case of cancer, angio sarcoma, which affects less than 200 people in the US. Each case is almost by default unique (unless if it features an evolution of previous breast cancer), and so I found that the man who normally studies anomalies, has become a medical enigma a well.” – Philip Coppens, 12-16-2012, in what appears to be his final blog post
It was my privlege to have interviewed Philip this past September for a two-hour live show. Philip and I had discussed his returning in 2013. I am saddened by our loss of a great spirit and researcher…our loss is the Universe’s gain, and for Philip that Whole New World is now in view.
*Note: Philip also used the Gaelic spelling of his name.