Stanton Friedman

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Stanton Friedman

Unread post by Searcher » Thu May 23, 2019 11:14 am

Stanton Terry Friedman has passed at the age of 84. I just read the sad news in Filer's Files. He was a world renowned ufologist and author who often spoke at conferences, universities and was often an important part of UFO documentary programs. He will greatly missed for his intellect and pleasant personality. Stan was indeed a one-of-a-kind person. He was intelligent, articulate, open-minded and very, very good at UFO research

Stanton was a retired nuclear physicist and professional ufologist who resided in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He is the original civilian investigator of the famous Roswell incident.

One of my best friends, who was a bit of an entrepreneur, actually brought Stanton to Australia for a sold out lecture tour. I was fortunate to get the chance to meet him. I felt I had a part to bringing him down under as I had previously convinced my formerly skeptical mate that the UFO phenomenon was indeed real. There are many "Stantonisms" I remember. One of my favourites was the answer to the question "If the aliens are here, why haven't they made contact? His answer was along the lines that "why would they bother to make contact with a primitive race whose main occupation is tribal warfare". It is truely staggering how many armed conflicts have been fought on planet Earth since WW2. More than 40 are taking place as I write this.

Wikipedia says Stanton Friedman graduated from the University of Chicago, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1955 and a Master of Science degree in nuclear physics in 1956. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist for such companies as General Electric (1956–1959), Aerojet General Nucleonics (1959–1963), General Motors (1963–1966), Westinghouse (1966–1968), TRW Systems (1969–1970), and McDonnell Douglas where he worked on advanced, classified programs on nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and compact nuclear power plants for space applications. Since the 1980s, he did related consultant work in the radon-detection industry.

In 1970, Friedman left full-time employment as a physicist to pursue the scientific investigation of UFOs. Since then, he has given lectures at more than 600 colleges and to more than 100 professional groups in 50 states, 10 provinces, and 19 countries outside the US. Additionally, he worked as a consultant on the topic. He published more than 80 UFO-related papers and appeared on many radio and television programs. He also provided written testimony to Congressional hearings and appeared twice at the United Nations.

Friedman was the first civilian to document the site of the Roswell UFO incident and supported the hypothesis that it was a genuine crash of an extraterrestrial spacecraft. In 1968 Friedman told a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives that the evidence suggests that Earth is being visited by intelligently controlled extraterrestrial vehicles.

Stanton Friedman believed that UFOs may originate from relatively nearby sun like stars. A piece of evidence that he often cited with respect to this hypothesis is the 1964 star map drawn by alleged alien abductee Betty Hill during a hypnosis session.

May he rest in peace.
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Re: Stanton Friedman

Unread post by bassplyr » Thu May 23, 2019 1:29 pm

Excellent writeup on Mr. Friedman searcher.

He was an excellent researcher and i appreciated his scientific approach to studying the subject. Very cool that you helped bring him over to Oz for his first lecture tour there.

Although i disagree with his conclusions on Roswell, i agree with many of his "stantonisms." Humans probably are some fascinating conjunction of intergalactic bogan and primitive tribal creatures bent on violence. If i were intelligent aliens i would study humans for their virtuosity while remaining ellusive too.

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Re: Stanton Friedman

Unread post by Yowie88 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:28 pm

Searcher wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:14 am
One of my best friends, who was a bit of an entrepreneur, actually brought Stanton to Australia for a sold out lecture tour. I was fortunate to get the chance to meet him.
Did he attend a conference back in the 2000's called something like "Science & Paranormal Symposium" in Brisbane QLD?

I recalled attending a lecture by Stanton Friedman (or I thought it was him!!) and he kept saying "shining silver membrane", in reference to an implant found
on a abductee.

RIP Stanton

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Re: Stanton Friedman

Unread post by Searcher » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:36 pm

Yowie88 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Searcher wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:14 am
One of my best friends, who was a bit of an entrepreneur, actually brought Stanton to Australia for a sold out lecture tour. I was fortunate to get the chance to meet him.
Did he attend a conference back in the 2000's called something like "Science & Paranormal Symposium" in Brisbane QLD?

I recalled attending a lecture by Stanton Friedman (or I thought it was him!!) and he kept saying "shining silver membrane", in reference to an implant found
on a abductee.

RIP Stanton
Yeah... it would be been around then. The sold out Melbourne lecture I attended was at The Dallas Brooks Hall. There were also shows in Sydney and Brisbane. Sounds like you were there!

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