Friday, August 12, 2011
Mac's Last Missive
I mention in the side-bar of this blog that I was inspired to put it together by Mac Tonnies' own decision to create a picture-driven blog: Things That Look Like Flying Saucers.
Well, not long before his tragic passing in October 2009, I interviewed Mac for my Contactees book - on his theories that the so-called "Space Brothers" of Contactee lore might actually be ancient humanoids from our very own planet: the Cryptoterrestrials of Mac's book of the same name.
As is the case with all my books, whenever I do an interview with someone, they have to provide a release-form, confirming they are okay about the interview being used in the relevant book. So, after the interview was completed, I mailed a form to Mac, and also sent him a stamped-envelope so that he could mail the form back to me - which he quickly did.
When the envelope and form arrived in the mail, however, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Mac had drawn a typical alien "Gray" head on the back of the envelope. I smiled, and thought: "I'll keep that!"
Then, not long after, came the shocking news that Mac had passed away at the age of only 34. And so, not only did I keep the envelope/drawing, but - as it represents the last contact I had with Mac - it now sits on one of my bookshelves, in its very own photo-frame - a fine reminder of an even finer, and much-missed, friend. And, if you haven't guessed already, that's Mac's drawing above.