My name is Stanton T. Friedman and I am a nuclear physicist-ufologist. I first became interested in flying saucers (all flying Saucers are UFOs. Only
some UFOs are flying Saucers) in 1958 and went full time AS A SPEAKER in 1970 after spending 14 stimulating and frustrating years in industry working
as a nuclear physicist on a variety of exciting ,eventually cancelled advanced nuclear and space system research and development programs. I had
worked my way through 5 years of college including 2 summers as a busboy in the Catskill Mountains in New York, washing dishes at my fraternity at
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and 3 years as a union waiter at a good restaurant on the south side of Chicago, walking distance from the
University of Chicago. I received BS and MS degrees in Physics in 1955 and 1956. Carl Sagan and I were classmates at UC for 3 years.
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Above Top Secret Stanton T. Friedman March 10, 2014
My employers included the General Electric Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Department 1956-1959 (near Cincinnati). In 1958 GEANP spent $100 Million and
employed 3500 people of whom 1100 were engineers and scientists). 1959-63 I worked at Aerojet General Nucleonics near San Francisco on compact nuclear
reactors for space applications, on fusion rockets for deep-space propulsion, and a study of Soviet space nuclear reactor capabilities. For 1963-1966
I worked for General Motors in Indianapolis on Compact reactors and from 1966-1969 for Westinghouse Astronuclear Lab in Pittsburgh. We actually tested
a high performance nuclear fission rocket , NRX A-6, at a power level of 1100 Megawatts (half the power of Grand Coulee Dam).My primary efforts were
concerned with radiation shielding for these systems. The program was cancelled. I was driving across the country to take up a new very special job
with McDonnell Douglas Astronautics to try to determine the mode of propulsion of flying saucers when I heard on the car radio that the funding
program (Manned Orbiting Laboratory) was cancelled. They kept me for 3 months during which I did a search on Magnetoaerodynamics turning up 900
government documents of which 90% were classified. I had a brief stint at TRW systems looking at radiation from the small Radioisotope thermoelectric
generators used on the Pioneer space system . Then full time speaker.
I gave my first UFO lecture in somebody’s living room in Pittsburgh in 1967 and have since presented more than 700 lectures (titles like “Flying
Saucers ARE Real” and ”Flying Saucers and Science”) in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces and 18 other countries. Mostly I spoke to
colleges and universities and engineering and scientific groups . Been on hundreds of radio and TV programs, authored or co authored 5 books, written
a monthly “Perceptions” column for the MUFON Journal for many years. I have won debates at the Oxford University Debating Society (we got 60% of
the vote) and two on Coast to Coast radio. I defeated Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute getting 57% of the audience vote while he got 33% and 10%
were neutral. I defeated Dr. Michael Shermer of the Skeptics Society, 80% to 20%.A 2 hour University debate “Are Flying Saucers Real?” with
retired Air Force pilot and astronomer James Magaha , is on a DVD among the many items listed for sale at my website www.stantonfriedman.com .No vote
My basic approach as a physicist is to have facts in hand before putting mouth or computer in gear. I have reached 4 major conclusions after 56 years
1. The evidence (almost always ignored by debunkers) is overwhelming that Earth is being visited by ET spacecraft. In other words, SOME UFOs are alien
craft. Most are not. I don’t care about them. The evidence includes 5 large scale scientific studies. In checking my audiences I find fewer than 2%
have read any of them
2. The subject of flying saucers represents a Cosmic Watergate meaning some few people in major governments have been well aware of conclusion no.
3. There are no good arguments against 1 and 2. Most of the attacks come from people who have not studied the evidence. That is especially true of
the SETI guys. SETI stands for Silly Effort To Investigate. Bad Science.
4. The story of alien visitors and government cover-ups is the biggest story of the millennium-
I have also noted 4 major rules for debunkers:
1. Don’t bother me with the facts, my mind is made up.
2. What the public doesn’t know, I will not tell them.
3. Do your research by proclamation. Investigation is too much trouble.
4. If one can’t attack the data, attack the people. Nobody will notice the difference.
I bring to the table three major areas of expertise:
1. I worked under security for 14 years and have visited 20 Document archives, some many times. Many people don’t seem to understand how security
works. I do.
2. I have worked on far out advanced propulsion systems and can deal with the false arguments about “they can’t get here from there”.
3. I have over the years answered more than 50,000 questions after my lectures, in college classrooms, and on hundreds of radio and TV programs, so
have had to think about a huge variety of concerns.
Perhaps I am, best known for being the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident (starting in the mid 1970s) as described in my book
“Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident”. Also for a number of years, and after an enormous effort, I have been championing
3 of the more than 100 Majestic 12 documents as genuine. This work is described in my books TOP SECRET/MAJIC and in “Flying Saucers and Science”.
Both TOP SECRET /MAJIC” and “Captured! The Betty and Barney HILL UFO Experience” by myself and Kathleen Marden, Betty’s niece, have been
optioned for movies by Stellar Productions of Hollywood.
I would also like to correct a totally false claim made by nasty noisy negativists that I secretly am working for the U.S. government. At one time in
my life I spent 2 weeks delivering mail for the United States Post Office in Linden, New Jersey, at Christmas time as a sophomore at Rutgers
University. That is it. Not a high level position.
Feel free to look at my bio at www.stantonfriedman.com and to Ask Me Anything.
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