Saturday, October 24, 2009
Remembering Mac Tonnies
I can't tell you how shocked I was when I got up late yesterday afternoon and found out that Mac had passed away. Probably many of you know how shocking it was because likely you were as shocked as I. At first I thought it must be some sort of sick joke, but once I read through posts by Paul Kimball, Nick Redfern and Greg Bishop, it sank in that it was actually true.
It always seems like a waste when someone so young dies, but most especially in Mac's case given his intelligence and the fact that he was an all around good guy. I can't think of one person that didn't like Mac, even those that may have disagreed with him on certain issues still liked him.
Even though Mac was only 34 years old I think he had a profound effect on many aspects of what is called Ufology. With the new book coming out we still have even more to hear from Mac and my guess is that he will not soon be forgotten.
I stole that top photo from Mac's flickr photos. Below is the last photo that Mac ever posted to his flickr account and I think it should put at least a slight smile on your face -
There will be no regular news posts here today, just links to posts containing memories of Mac. However, if you must have your news fix try Alien, UFO and The Paranormal Times.
BTW, I have been adding new links throughout the day, so if you come back later check for new ones.