According to the statement, Shari died "peacefully with many dear friends around her." Steven Greer was reportedly with her at the time of her passing.
Adamiak's cancer was first diagnosed in June of 1997. At that time, she elected to undergo a variety of alternative therapies rather than submit to surgery, radiation or chemo-therapy. She expressed strong confidence that she would recover.
But by late November, Greer was telling colleagues that he did not expect her to live. The cancer had advanced very fast -- suspiciously fast, some thought.
Adamiak was a tireless CSETI field investigator who accompanied Dr. Greer on numerous trips to potential UFO sighting areas throughout the United States and several foreign countries. She shared with Greer and other CSETI staff a conviction that the techniques employed by CSETI during night exercises will one day result in the landing of a friendly extraterrestrial craft.
She also assisted Greer in his Project Starlight, aimed at bringing credible UFO eyewitnesses into open hearings before Congress.
Ron Russell, a longtime friend, emphasized that although it is natural to feel sadness at Shari's passing, she and her close circle of friends saw one another as spiritual beings.
"The flesh is only a temporary container, so there certainly is no wailing and pity and misguided emotions," Russell said a few days before her passing. "Shari is sad, to be sure, but is philosophical and remains in good humor. This may be one of her greatest testaments," he said.
Early in 1997, Steven Greer was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, an often-fatal form of skin cancer. Many observers consider it more than suspicious that the two leading figures in CSETI should be struck with cancer at almost the same time. However, as of January, 1998, Greer's cancer is apparently in remission.
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