RIP Colin Wilson (?)

200px-Colin_WilsonSharon Hill at Doubtful News reports that the incredibly prolific author died Thursday. With the exception of a death date on his Wiki page and this blog entry, I can find no other confirmation, so you may want to take this as a rumor for now.

Via DoubtfulNews:

Wilson will be remembered for his large body of work including those that may be familiar to Forteans and Paranormalists. He also wrote several Lovecraftian Cthulhu Mythos pieces, also about true crime, biographies of historical figures, and serial killers. Some of the popular books you may have or have come across in your library:

The Unexplained (1975)
Mysterious Powers (US title They Had Strange Powers) (1975)
Enigmas and Mysteries (1975)
The Geller Phenomenon (1975)
Mysteries (1978)
Poltergeist!: A Study in Destructive Haunting (1981)
The Goblin Universe (with Ted Holiday, 1982)
The Psychic Detectives: The Story of Psychometry and Paranormal Crime Detection (1984)
The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Mysteries (with Damon Wilson, 1987)
Unsolved Mysteries (with Damon Wilson, 1993)
From Atlantis to the Sphinx (1996)
The Unexplained Mysteries of the Universe (1997)
The Atlas of Sacred Places (1997)
World Famous UFOs (2005)
Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals (2006)

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  • Spasmodius

    If it’s true, RIP Colin.

  • HCE

    I seem to recall this happening with another Wilson once.

  • Spasmodius

    “It is with sadness and regret that I have to report that Colin Wilson passed away at 10.45pm on Thursday, December 5, peacefully, in hospital in Cornwall, his home county. His wife Joy and daughter Sally were with him. He was 82. After a serious spinal operation in 2011, Colin suffered a stroke, the effects of which he was unable to overcome, and in October this year he was admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia. He made progress towards recovery and it was hoped he would be able to return home, but this proved not to be possible.”
    http://www.colinwilsonworld.co.uk/Pages/News.aspx

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