Alternative ancient history author Philip Coppens dies

Author and investigative journalist, Philip Coppens passes away.

Philip Coppens Of ‘Ancient Aliens’ Passes Away [Report]

Philip Coppens, commentator on The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens: The Series, has reportedly died.

Hundreds of “RIP” messages have poured in on the official Facebook page of Philip Coppens, the author and investigative journalist best known for his work in the fields of ancient history and paranormal sciences.

According to Coppens’ Facebook, he has been hospitalized in Los Angeles since November 25, and was diagnosed on December 13 with angiosarcoma, a rare cancer that is often fatal especially if it manifests in the liver.

Coppens was the author of many books about the paranormal including his latest The Lost Civilization Enigma, which discusses speculation about the Bosnian Pyramids, the fabled lost “golden” cities of South America and the Amazon,examples of lost technology, such as the Antikythera Device and that Atlantis was a real civilization. He also wrote about Rosslyn Chapel, the Kennedy assassination, pyramids, the Holy Grail and ancient aliens.

Bob Blaskiewicz, CSI’s Conspiracy Guy remarks that he interviewed Coppens a few months ago and described him as a pleasant and bright guy.

Please note that there has been confusion between him and Philip Coppens, chemist and crystallographer. It appears even the professor Coppens wikipedia page noted for a while that he had died.

The news of his death is still resonating at this time and I will try to link additional obituaries that will undoubtedly appear on Fortean and unconventional news sites.

Photograph copyright Rivelino

Photograph copyright Rivelino

Additions:

Vale Philip Coppens (1971-2012) | Daily Grail.

In Memoriam: Philip Coppens, 1971-2012 – JasonColavito.com.

  1 comment for “Alternative ancient history author Philip Coppens dies

  1. Bob
    December 31, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Phillip Coppens, while I pretty much entirely disagree with his conclusions, was a very intelligent guy. When I met him, he was very generous with his time, and struck me as clear-headed and sincere (though I think he was doomed to always be in conflict with mainstream scholarship). He struck me as the type of guy a skeptic could sit down and have a conversation with, probably because, as I skeptic, I sat down and had a conversation with him. :) He was in some discomfort when I met him, and if I remember correctly, he said he was being treated for a stubborn infection that they hadn’t figured out. Very sad, and I wish his family and friends the best.

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