Dr. Bryan Sykes Passes away

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Dr. Bryan Sykes Passes away

Post by admin » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:17 pm


It is with profound sadness to report that my very good friend and world leading, genetic scientist, Dr. Bryan Sykes, passed away on December 10th. I was informed of this personally by his wonderful wife, Ulla. My heart is broken for our loss. Bryan was a fun, good man, and I relished our friendship and working together.
May God bless, Ulla, and console her.
Rhettman Alexander, PhD(ABD)

Dear Rhettman,
It is with a very heavy heart that I write this to you but as one of Bryan’s and my friends I prefer it that you do not hear it from somebody else first.
My beloved Bryan passed away peacefully on 10 December in hospital in Edinburgh after a long illness. As you will know already, he was my long term partner, my best friend, my soulmate - and I now feel an almost unbearable loss...
Mercifully I was able to be with Bryan to almost within an hour before he passed - it gave me peace of mind. I would say that his soul was already in transition then although he had some more lucid moments where I think he was able to understand - so I just kept talking to him. We loved each other so much.
Sorry to be the bearer of such terrible news.
However, life goes on, and I wish you -as I am sure Bryan would have done too - Happy Holidays - or at least as happy as one can manage in this crazy and terrible year...do hope all well with you.
Love - from us both (!) -

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Not saying it was Sq/BF/DM/Yeti... but it was strange. And I am locking my doors tonight for sure! :lol:
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And just I was turning away, I thought I heard snort -- which could have been deer or maybe cattle... but... I do not know.
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I did not have the creepy feeling I normally get in these situations... so I really do not know what to make of it.
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One detail I forgot to mention: the whoop had almost a human like talk after it on both occasions.
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I walked back to the other side, and thought I heard a knock...
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Cattle about 1/8th mile away disappeared... and strangely at that location: it sounded like something banged the metal fence. Not loud... but never ever heard it before tonight.
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Two whoops... and some deer scattering (they may have been scattering because of me).
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From 6:20 PM to maybe 6:45 PM CST
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I may have just had an encounter!
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Good quality pics. How long were the cams out?
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