DIRK VANDER PLOEG
UFO DIGEST PUBLISHER HAS PASSED AWAY
IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO ON THE NIGHT OF JUNE 26TH -27TH, 2015
A Personal Message from Robert D. Morningstar
Co-Editor, UFO Digest
New York City
June 28th, 2015
Ms. Anna Vander Ploeg has announced on Facebook that her father, Dirk Vander Ploeg, founder and publisher of UFO Digest, has passed away. Anna’s statement announcing Dirk’s passing over is linked below:
As a colleague and co-editor of UFO Digest with Dirk Vander Ploeg, I feel heartbroken to receive the news and regret to inform all friends of UFO Digest of Dirk’s passing, peacefully in his sleep, on Friday night, June 26-27, 2015 at his home in Hamilton, Ontario
This is the saddest news that I have had in many years. Dirk and I worked together for more than 10 years together on developing and expanding UFO Digest, and we shall miss him dearly.
Words cannot express my grief and deep sorrow. Dirk and I were looking forward to meeting in New York City right after July 4th. I shall surely miss greeting him, welcoming him to New York and showing him the beauties and marvels of “The Big Apple.”
My heartfelt condolences and deep sympathies go out to his wife, Caroline, his daughter, Anna, and the entire Vander Ploeg family. UFO Digest will go on, carrying on his legacy and the tradition of excellence that Dirk Vander Ploeg established and leaves behind for us to continue in UFO research.
Robert D. Morningstar