To one of the most prominent abduction researchers you never heard about. Hunterred posted:6/9/2011 9:52:25 PM I go to know Barbara Bartholic in 1999 when I was questioning some of my own past experiences and even visited in her modest home outside of Tulsa Oklahoma. From my experience with Barbara and her husband Bob, was one of genuine acceptance and respect and whenever I visited her or talked to her on the phone, made you feel better than before you called her. In her obituary in the Tulsa World, quoted her sister as saying "Barbara just had this way of making people feel important-like you were the only person in the world". No truer words were ever spoken of Barbara. I do not pretend to be an eloquent writer of any sorts and will fail to do justice to one of the greatest women that I have ever known, but I would be amiss if I did not write this for my own selfish reasons. The first time that I visited her, at her home outside of Tulsa, she openly discussed with me the many many individuals that had sought her out for help in rationalizing their own experiences and she showed me the hundreds of tapes and interviews that she had conducted over the years. Although Barbara did not get the global publicity, fame and riches such investigators such as Hopkins, Mack or Streiber, she collected as much, if not more valid research as any of them. Her husband Bob passed away from the result of a hit and run automobile accident on Christmas day 2009. Bob was as genuine as Barbara and welcomed me into their home when I visited and was extremely nice to me always. Barbara passed away, almost a year later in November of 2010, which I think was the end result of the hit and run accident the year before, which by the way is still "unsolved" to this day. It is my hope that Barbara's family will do something with the research she had gathered over the years in a final tribute to her efforts. But most importantly, I want to say good bye to my friend Barbara, who touched my life in such a way that can not be articulated here. She was a friend and a confidant and she will be missed by all who knew her. Thank you Barbara for all of your support over the years. Logan.godlypunk posted:6/10/2011 9:18:31 AM Thank you very much for this post. I spoke with Barbara on three occasions back in 1988 and 1989 when my world was imploding and I can say that your take on her person is very valid. She had a beautiful way of articulation and a very sincere heart and mind. She talked me through my stress of what I was dealing with and made it all seem a little better. She was free in telling me all she knew and was not withholding or judgemental yet possessed a strong grasp of discernment among people. She did much good work in the field and is very deserving of this post.Thanks so much for this.Peacemonica1968 posted:6/10/2011 10:40:49 AM Absloutely in agreement with the above post, Barbara botholic was also the mentor of the late great Dr karla turner and both of them wrote groundbreaking articles on the abduction phenomenon, some 132 investigative writers and journalists have died in suspicious circumstances whist reporting about alien abduction and all that goes with it, which maybe one reason Barbara's family could be relunctant in publishing her findings, i didn't have any contact with her more is the pity but i found her works to be some comfort as she explained things without promoting the fear factor, i am very sure she will be sorely missed by many, bravo logan for printing thismonica1968 posted:6/10/2011 10:41:23 AM /132 monica1968 posted:6/10/2011 10:42:09 AM oops i meant to say 132 monica1968 posted:6/10/2011 10:42:36 AM my plus sign wont print so 132 plus Please log in or become a member to add a post.