Tony Dodd RIP
Tony Dodd was a longtime English UFO researcher, who worked for many years with the late Graham Birdsall at the British-based UFO Magazine, and who was the author of the book Alien Investigator.
Sadly, Tony has passed away, as the following from researcher, and good friend of Tony’s, David Cayton reveals. As you’ll see, David asks for the information to be passed on, so if you knew Tony, or were aware of his work, spare a thought today for him and his family.
And with that said, here’s David Cayton’s statement:
This morning, 25th. March, I received the not unexpected dreaded telephone call from Tony’s wife, Pauline, to tell me the sad news of Tony’s peaceful passing just about midnight yesterday.
He had been looked after at home by Pauline and family coupled with professional nursing care, since last August when he was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour.
For those wishing to know of the funeral arrangements, it will take place next Tuesday, the 31st. of March at 12.45 at the Parish Church of Linton which is close by Grassington, Nr. Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Pauline and the family request no flowers please but instead donations to either, Brain Cancer Research or the RSPCA in Tony’s memory. Pauline tells me he was very fond of his animals.
I am so sorry to notify such sad news. I was one of Tony’s Quest International UFO Investigators for some years from 1993. Over very many years, Tony had made a great contribution to the whole UFO field with his own investigations, magazine articles and most of all, his popular lectures and talks on Conference and meeting platforms all over the world.
He was so well liked and respected by everybody for his patience and humility and willingness to talk at length to anybody on UFO topics. He doggedly stuck to finding and reporting the truth of
the reality of extraterrestrial presence, even at the expense of seriously damaging his police career prospects!
Over the past years we have shared many private phone chats, pondering the meaning of it all and debating the various risks and rights and wrongs of ‘blowing the lid off’ aspects of the UFO business!
Certain mind blowing dreadful evidence, that he knew the authorities were desperate to ‘keep the lid on’, had come his way from particular official sources, had concerned him, but Tony’s loyalty to his Country and the certain ‘Authorities’ prevailed! “Blowing the lid off” was a favourite line of Tony’s which we chuckled about many a time! He and Pauline had put up
with threats from the authorities from time to time, mainly in the USA, but he carried on doing what he was meant to do, exercising constraint and responsibility!
Perhaps 25 years of exemplary service with the rank of sergeant in the West & North Yorkshire Police Force had something to do with his loyal attitude?
The content and title of his marvellous book, Alien Investigator – The Case Files Of Britain’s Leading UFO Detective published in 1999, perhaps says it all about Tony as a person and a wonderful friend we have lost. I for one, as my past mentor, will miss him greatly.
Please pass on this sad news to others who you think would appreciate knowing of Tony’s passing.
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