On June 22, 2019, I asked "Who Will Die on June 24, 2019?" I felt this might be someone who would be ufo-aligned, as I put it, pass away on St. John's Day. Let's take in this news.
New York Tabloid News Legend Dies
One such individual, called a "New York tabloid news legend" and "the heart of New York Post" by the media, died on Monday, June 24, 2019: Steve Dunleavy. He passed away at his Long Island, New York home. At 81, having retired in 2008, one might feel his death was expected. But it was not.
His son Sean Dunleavy told the New York Daily News on Monday, "It just was very sudden. But he was home, it was peaceful. But we don’t know what the cause of death was."
Stephen Francis Patrick Aloysius Dunleavy (January 21, 1938 – June 24, 2019) was born in Sydney, Australia on January 21, 1938, grew up to be a journalist in Australia at The Sun and The Daily Mirror, then became best known as a columnist for the New York Post from 1976 to 2008, after Rupert Murdoch purchased the group that owned the paper. He was a lead reporter on the tabloid television program A Current Affair in the 1980s and 1990s.
His reality television and tabloid newspaper reporting focussed on some rather infamous cases, including interviews and stories with the mother of Sirhan Sirhan, Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin, and the confessed “Boston Strangler” Albert DeSalvo, about the Beltway Snipers, with the "Son of Sam" victim families, and with Elvis Presley’s “Memphis Mafia” bodyguards.
While working on the New York Post and A Current Affair, Steve Dunleavy was surrounded by an atmosphere that included Elvis' obsession with UFOs in Elvis: What Happened?, of course. Dunleavy apparently was regaled about Elvis's alleged dealings with extraterrestrials, including a bright blue UFO witnessed by his father, Vernon, the night baby Elvis was born. Elvis was also said to have had been contacted by two “alien beings.” Elvis was a firm believer in UFOs and claimed to have seen them on many occasions.
But what of Steve Dunleavy? As it turns out, Dunleavy is the #23rd eyewitness claimed for a very famous UFO incident. Dunleavy was part of UFO history.
One of the most debated, discussed, and famous UFO abduction cases is the Linda Cortile incident.
The abstract of the event begins thusly,
On Thursday, November 30, 1989, at 3:15 a.m., New York City resident Linda Cortile was reportedly abducted by aliens from her 12th story apartment on the lower east side of Manhattan. Five aliens allegedly came into her bedroom while she was still awake. They paralyzed her and moved her into her living room. Linda and three of the five aliens were then floated out through her living room window in fetal positions, directly through the regulation window fence guard. The other two aliens appeared to have remained in her apartment until she was returned. (For the rest, see here.)As Sean F. Meets notes in his website on the case, "In the Linda Cortile UFO abduction case there are 23 witnesses that are on the public record."
At the end of the list, you will find this:
Artist, author, speaker, and ufo investigator Budd Hopkins died on Sunday, August 21, 2011, in New York City.