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UFO researcher Stanton Friedman dies, aged 84


Posted on Wednesday, 15 May, 2019 | Comment icon 24 comments

Friedman was one of the best known figures in Ufology. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 SMG2019
The former nuclear physicist had spent the last 50 years researching, lecturing and writing about UFOs.
The original civilian investigator of the Roswell incident, Friedman's life-long interest in the UFO phenomenon would see him leave his job as a physicist to study the subject full time in 1970.

Over the decades he lectured at over 600 colleges and to more than 100 professional groups across 50 US states and in 19 foreign countries.

He published at least 80 UFO-related papers, wrote several books and featured on numerous television documentaries and radio programs as well as in countless interviews.

He even provided written testimony to congressional hearings and appeared twice at the UN.

Preferring the term "flying saucer" to "UFO", Friedman was able to apply his own background and expertise as a nuclear physicist to the subject and remained convinced throughout his life that mankind is being visited by an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization.

"There is no doubt in my mind, after 37 years of study and investigation that the evidence is overwhelming that planet Earth is being visited by intelligently controlled vehicles whose origin is extraterrestrial," he once said.

"There are no acceptable arguments against flying saucer reality, only people who either haven't studied the relevant data or have a strong will not to believe that Earth is at the bottom of the heap sociologically and technologically in our local galactic neighborhood."


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Comment icon #15 Posted by the13bats on 17 May, 2019, 18:28
ouch, i cant help but like some of the guys i didnt agree with like krantz was one, i want to believe sometimes these guys get so caught up in being a dear true believer they step in poo and track it on a new white carpet then ego is all in the way, kind of like when clinton swore he didnt have sex with that girl, he knew the world knew he did but he had to try to save face, i imagine it would be very tough to be a big name like Friedman and have to admit you were wrong.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Dejarma on 17 May, 2019, 23:17
he probably didn't believe= or should i rephrase: he probably couldn't care either way... just earned money from it all
Comment icon #17 Posted by the13bats on 18 May, 2019, 1:41
i would like to imagine he believed or i will rephrase too and say did care about what he did but i see too many only care about the $$$
Comment icon #18 Posted by Dejarma on 18 May, 2019, 1:47
i don't care if he really believed or not= why would i? what does it matter? he still earned a ton of cash via the ufo/ aliens on this planet subject
Comment icon #19 Posted by the13bats on 18 May, 2019, 1:53
i dont know that a "care" in any deep personal emotional way about any of it but i can respect a person even one i disagree with across the board if i think they are being true to themselves, i dont have any respect for those i see as ego driven attention junkies all about look at me, pay me...friedman didnt give me that vibe meldrum is an example of one that does.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Dejarma on 18 May, 2019, 2:02
you'll never know for a fact that someone is being true to themselves
Comment icon #21 Posted by the13bats on 18 May, 2019, 2:08
as a fact? perhaps not, and i am likely duped but my feel on it is good enough for me,
Comment icon #22 Posted by godnodog on 18 May, 2019, 12:18
Liked the man, hope you find the truth amongst the stars
Comment icon #23 Posted by kapow53 on 20 May, 2019, 23:59
I enjoyed his shows.  He gave UFO legitimacy.
Comment icon #24 Posted by psyche101 on 21 May, 2019, 9:32
I'd be a hypocrite otherwise. While he was alive I did not find any of his contributions noteworthy and felt he undermined critical thinking.  Yeah but Krantz was a scientist. Friedman claimed to one long after he left the field. I found that dishonest using an appeal to authority like that. Krantz continued to write papers and face skeptics all the way through. Friedman didn't. He picked soft targets. I remember some of the believer posters here contacting him in the past and he told them not to talk to anyone skeptical and made skepticism put to be a bad thing. I didn't think he was a good r... [More]


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