Stanton Friedman Memorial Tribute

Today, the UFO Community mourns the loss of nuclear physicist and eminent UFOlogist, Stanton Friedman.  The Canadian Press reports Mr. Stanton was on his way home to Fredericton, New Brunswick following a speaking engagement in Ohio, when he died at the airport.  He was 84.

Stanton Friedman Memorial Tribute
Stanton Friedman 1934 - 2019
Friedman is best known for investigating the Roswell Incident, one of the most famous UFO-related cases of all time.  Friedman's research into the incident concluded that an alien spaceship had indeed crashed in Roswell, New Mexico and the US government was covering it up.  The government officially denies both claims.

A New Jersey native, Friedman earned a Masters degree in nuclear physics from the University of Chicago in 1956.  He then began a career in Industry, working for some of the largest manufacturers including GE, GM, Westinghouse, and TRW.  Some of the projects he worked on, during those years, included classified nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and mini nuclear power plants for use in space.

In 1970 Friedman left his full-time career to devote himself to UFOlogy.  His numerous books, published papers, and speaking engagements, helped publicize alien visitation.  He brought the subject out of the fringes of society, into the mainstream.

Friedman co-authored the book Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience, with the Hills' niece Kathleen Marden, a UFOlogist herself.  I had Ms. Marden scheduled to speak with me today, to talk about her new upcoming book.  She was kind enough to say a few words about the passing of her friend including, "Stanton was an outstanding and meticulous researcher.  He helped many many people.  He was kind-hearted, he was a true intellect, and he was a very kind person.  I will miss him greatly, as I know that all of his colleagues will."

I had planned on holding back Marden's interview until after the Pine Bush UFO Fair.  But given the passing of her friend, I spliced together a few snippets of that interview, as a tribute to Stanton Friedman.

This is an ISOT exclusive:

I will put out the disclaimer that this is my first video so the production quality is not the best.  I realized after the interview that the frame rate on the video conference tool is too low for professional-quality editing software.  Future videos will be better produced.  Bear with me :)

Be sure to watch the rest of that interview, featuring details on Marden's new upcoming book, Extraterrestrial Contact: What to Do When You’ve Been Abducted on the David Marceau YouTube Channel.  I expect to upload that video in a couple weeks, after the Pine Bush UFO Fair.

Friedman steadfastly supported Marden's Aunt's recollection of a star map she was shown during her alien abduction, which appeared to be created from the perspective of Zeta Reticuli, 39 light-years away.  The pair worked together on other books including Science was Wrong and Facts, Fiction, and Flying Saucers, all of which are available on their respective websites.

Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden
Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden
Coincidentally, Mr. Friedman lived not far from Gagetown, the site of my own close encounter.  I wish I had had the opportunity to speak with him about this.  He was likely familiar with the area where it took place.

A well-respected figure in the UFO Community, Friedman was sometimes at odds with other experts.  He clashed with SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak over the fact that UFOs are alien spaceships and we are indeed being visited and he has been criticized by Astronomy Magazine Editor, David Eicher, for his work on the Zeta Reticuli project.  But overall Mr. Friedman was a highly regarded UFOlogist and Physicist, valued for approaching his research from a scientific perspective.

He will be missed by the UFO Community and Scientists alike.  Stanton Friedman 1934 - 2019.

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