Believer or not, if you follow the UFO stories you’ve probably heard of Stanton Friedman. He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey July 29, 1934. He would graduate from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science (1955) and Master of Science (1956) degrees in nuclear physics. For 14 years he was employed as a nuclear physicist for a impressive list of large corporations.
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 1980’s he has consulted for the radon-detection industry.
Flying saucers are, by definition, unidentified flying objects, but very few unidentified flying objects are flying saucers. I am interested in the latter, not the former.Stanton Friedman
Stanton Friedman was the first civilian to investigate and document the site of the Roswell UFO incident. He fact checked the Majestic 12 documents, claimed to be the code name of an alleged secret committee of scientists, military leaders, and government officials, formed in 1947 by an executive order by U.S. President Harry S. Truman to facilitate recovery and investigation of alien spacecraft, and could find no grounds to dismiss their authenticity.
He published more than 80 UFO-related papers and has appeared on many radio and television programs. He also provided written testimony to Congressional hearings and appeared twice at the United Nations.
His passion for investigation has also been expressed in his books like Flying Saucers & Science, 2008, Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience 2007, Top Secret/MAJIC 2005, Crash at Corona: The Definitive Story of The Roswell Incident 1997, Science was Wrong: Startling truths about cures, theories, and inventions “They” declared impossible 2010 and Fact Fiction and Flying Saucers 2016.
Stanton Friedman died at age 84, He was returning from a speaking engagement in Columbus, Ohio, when he died suddenly at the Toronto Pearson Airport on May 13, 2019.