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Philip Coppens Of 'Ancient Aliens' Passes Away

Philip Coppens Of  'Ancient Aliens' Passes Away

January 1, 2013 - UPDATE No.2: Philip’s wife, Kathleen McGowan, also confirmed the news on her Facebook page. “My eternal beloved, my grail knight, my poet prince has made his transition. He is in the arms of the angels. In his last words he asked that I thank you all for loving him so much,” she wrote. A fundraiser page set up at GiveForward (to raise money for his cancer treatments) also confirmed that Philip Coppens is dead. There are other updates of a personal nature available on the website. You can view it for yourself here.

UPDATE: We can now confirm that Philip Coppens has indeed passed away. Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, friend, colleague, and fellow Ancient Aliens commentator, confirmed the sad news on his official Facebook fan page hours ago. “Philip Coppens has moved on to the next level. The transitionary period between this life and the reincarnation of the next IS heaven,” Tsoukalos wrote.

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.

News of Coppens’ death has yet to be confirmed by major news outlets, and our own emails to the author and his colleagues have yet to be returned. 2012 saw a number of death hoaxes started on social media websites like Facebook, so we must stress that Coppens’ death is an unconfirmed report at this time.

However, his declining health in recent months lends some credibility to the potential of his untimely death. Coppens regularly uses his Twitter and Facebook accounts, though has done so less and less in recent weeks, primarily updating fans on his condition. “My fourth week in hospital is here today. Please keep praying for my recovery,” he wrote on December 22.

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 remained positive to the end, his final blog post on December 16 reflecting his characteristic thirst for arcane knowledge, gratitude to his loved ones, and his simple, overall philosophy regarding the meaning of life:

“Over the last few weeks, I have come to realize you have to be very specific about picking such mottos, for in my case, I remain convinced that this knowledge will indeed give me MY future. And insights into life, its value and especially its magical qualities, in the hope that with only a few days before December 21, people, through choice, will embrace a positive change in their life and travel onwards to the next level of their mission, which is the only reason why we have chosen to incarnate here on this lovely, blue water planet.”

Philip Coppens’ death is still unconfirmed, so don’t start hashtagging just yet. We will update this post as soon as we know more.


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C2C BREAKING NEWS: RIP Philip Coppens Of 'Ancient Aliens' DIES

Philip Coppens Of 'Ancient Aliens' DIES UPDATE: We can now confirm that Philip Coppens has indeed passed away. Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, friend, colleague, and fellow Ancient Aliens commentator, confirmed the sad news on his official Facebook fan page hours ago. "Philip Coppens has moved on to the next level.

RIP Philip "Filip" Coppens

I was sadden to learn of the death of Philip "Filip" Coppens. He was probably best known for his appearances on the History Channel (Ancient Aliens). Coppens received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Amsterdam. He was a gentleman, a scholar, and the author of several books. While we may no longer have Filip, we have his words.

Alternative ancient history author Philip Coppens dies

Philip Coppens RIP


( via inquisitr.com )



6 comments

  • BeeDee666#

    BeeDee666 wrote January 7, 2013 12:08:26 AM CET

    @Gghost : There are MANY things you can do, actually.
    Most of them are preventative, like quick sucking down rotten,
    putrid animal flesh (yes -- it IS -- what do you think "curing" means/does),
    especially at high-quality food product locations like McDonald's, et al.
    I won't bother saying more than that because most people already
    can't handle the truth, and don't want to, and choose not to.
    More Clorox for the gene pool.

  • BeeDee666#

    BeeDee666 wrote January 7, 2013 12:03:44 AM CET

    btw -- Someone who knows what they're doing needs to fix this site.
    Posts are not showing correctly. (in Firefox 17.0.1)
    They are being cut off by several characters at the right margin.
    Probably a CSS issue, or something like that.

  • BeeDee666#

    BeeDee666 wrote January 7, 2013 12:00:47 AM CET

    Unfortunately, with all of the CRAP that is spewed on this site on a regular basis, which greatly undercuts its credibility and such, how are we to even believe (or 'know') within a reasonable doubt, much less a shadow of a doubt, if this report is real, or some hoax, or simple bullshit, or not, as well.

    I often wonder why I bother coming here and reading this stuff anymore. It's more often depressing and irritating than otherwise, for the reasons mentioned above.

    Does anyone know of another site that is "better" and what I thought this site was until I discovered otherwise?

    RIP, I guess.

  • Mellishious#

    Mellishious wrote January 3, 2013 12:22:30 AM CET

    My deepest sympathy to his family, collegues, and closest friends. I am a big fan of Ancient Aliens and loved watching Phil as well as the other scientists enlightened us with their vast knowledge. May your spriti travel safely to heaven. Keeping your family in my prayers at this time. You will be missed.

  • Invectiveuk#

    Invectiveuk wrote January 2, 2013 12:28:51 PM CET

    Really sad news.. shockingly fast :(

  • Gghost#

    Gghost wrote January 1, 2013 3:59:28 PM CET

    VERY UNTIMELY DEATH RARE FORM OF CANER ATTACKS THE LIVER NOTHING YOU CAN DO WE HAVE THE WAYS AND MEANS DID WE MADE OUR SELVES CLEAR REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND DON'T YOU EVER REINCARNATE TO THIS PLACE WORK ON TO WAAAY UP AWAY FROM THIS PLACE SEE YOU UP THERE WAAAY UP THERE

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