Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Karl Pflock Passes Away

I just received very sad news from Brad Sparks that Karl Pflock, whom I was happy to count as friend these past couple of years (I first interviewed him back in September, 2001), and whom I respected greatly, passed away at 3:16 P.M.Mountain Time on June 5, 2006, at his home in Placitas, New Mexico. As most know, Karl had been battling ALS.

This is a great loss for ufology, and for those who knew Karl.

My most heartfelt and sincere condolences to his family.

Rest in peace, Karl.

Paul Kimball


Anonymous said...

This is incredibly sad news. I had no idea his condition was deteriorating so rapidly but his lack of communication in the pages of Saucer Smear was a cause of concern.

May he rest in peace.


Mac said...

Ditto William. I didn't realize ALS was that damned *fast*.

Anonymous said...

That's a real shame. I loved Mr. Pflock's book, _Roswell: Inconvenient Facts and the Will to Believe_. That book is great at completely destroying the American myth of crashed UFOs at Roswell.

The evidence & logic Pflock gathered for that book made me write off Roswell once and for all--it was amazing to see how much crazy speculation had been generated by such flimsy "clues" and scatter-brained logic. Definitely one of the best UFO books I've read.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Paul Thank you for the wonderful blog on my dad's passing!
We (his children)did not know he had touched so many people with his ideals, thoughts and findings till his passing. We all will miss him a great deal.
Thank you again~
Cyndi Newbury
Loveland, CO

Paul Kimball said...


Your dad was a good man, and it was a privilege to call him a friend (which didn't prevent us from having disagreements from time to time).

I've just finished putting together the bonus materials for the DVD release of Do You Believe in Majic, one of my films that Karl was interviewed for - the material will feature another 10 to 15 minutes of previously unseen footage of him, so he'll ride again!

Thanks for popping by. Any family member of Karl's is always welcome here! :-)