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Stanton T. Friedman

Stanton Terry Friedman (July 29, 1934) is a professional ufologist, currently residing in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.


Friedman graduated from the University of Chicago, earning a Bachelor of Science (1955) and Master of Science (1956) degree in nuclear physics. Friedman used to bill himself as "The Flying Saucer Physicist" due to his nuclear physics degrees. He currently refers to himself as a "scientific ufologist." Friedman was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist for such companies as General Electric, General Motors, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas where he worked on highly advanced, classified programs on nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and various compact nuclear power plants for space applications. Since the 1980s, he has done related consultant work in the Radon-detection industry. Friedman is a member of the American Nuclear Society, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and AFTRA.

In 1970 Friedman departed full-time employment as a physicist to pursue the scientific investigation of UFOs. Since then, he has lectured at more than 600 colleges and 100 professional groups in 50 states, nine provinces, and 16 foreign countries. Additionally, he has worked as a consultant on the topic. He has published more than 80 UFO related papers and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs. He has also provided written testimony to Congressional hearings and appeared twice at the United Nations. (About the Author: Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience)

He is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell UFO incident and supports the hypothesis that it was a genuine crash of an extraterrestrial spacecraft. (See Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident.) Friedman has been criticized among skeptics and other Roswell researchers for refusing to accept that all of the Majestic 12 papers are fakes, although he has found evidence that some are hoaxes.

Friedman has criticized the scientific SETI program to search for extraterrestrial life, and has debated its director on the extraterrestrial hypothesis.

In 1968 Friedman argued to a Committee of The House Of Representatives that the evidence suggests that earth is being visited by intelligently controlled extraterrestrial vehicles. Friedman also stated he believed that UFO sightings were consistent with magnetohydrodynamic propulsion - a technology that may be feasible in the near future, consistent with his (possibly since abandoned) theory that UFOs were visitors from relatively nearby in space, requiring much less advanced technology than star-faring UFOs would need.



  • "FLYING SAUCERS & SCIENCE" by Nuclear Physicist Lecturer Stanton T. Friedman. June 2008, 320P. Covers all Aspects of 50 years of Research by STF, Large studies, Star Travel, SETI, Sci-Fi & UFO's, Press Coverage, Polls, Cover-up, Updates on Roswell & MJ-12, + much more. Autographed by Stanton T. Friedman. Forewords by Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Astronaut; Dr. Bruce Maccabee, Physicist.
  • July 2007 "Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience. The True Story of the World's First Documented Alien Abduction" by Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden who is Betty Hill's Niece. Foreword by Dr. Bruce Maccabee. Autographed by Stanton T. Friedman. Career Press / New Page Books, ISBN 978-156414-971-8, ISBN 978-1-56-924741-9
  • “TOP SECRET/MAJIC”, 2nd Edition, Marlowe + Co. ISBN 1-56924-342-5; 2005. 296 pages, Stanton T. Friedman, Trade Paper, August 2005: 2nd Edition with new afterword. Foreword by Whitley Strieber. Covers Stanton's 11-year investigation of the Majestic 12 documents and 9 more years of responding to objections. None of the objections to the original documents stand up to careful scrutiny. Many later MJ documents are shown to be phony. ISBN 978-1-56-924342-8
  • CRASH AT CORONA: The Definitive Story of The Roswell Incident. The US Military Retrieval and Cover-Up of a UFO, Stanton T. Friedman (Original Civilian Investigator of Roswell) co-authored with Don Berliner, 1997 Trade paper edition with an additional new Roswell 50th Anniversary Chapter. Newest Edition May 31, 2004, ISBN 978-1-93-104489-9

Videos, VHS, DVD

  • Safespace - Fastwalkers - Winter 2006
  • UFOs: Stanton Friedman's revelation - an interview with Stanton Friedman
  • 2 DVDs - FLYING SAUCERS ARE REAL DVD (NOT VHS) Vol. 1, 1993 Video 84 min. (Filmed at Kennedy Space Center) and FLYING SAUCERS ARE REAL Vol. 2, 1996 75 min for a Total Length of 168 minutes.
  • 2006 151 Minute 2 disc DVD set "UFO SECRET MJ-12: Do You Believe in Majic?". "Includes Canadian TV Broadcast "Do You Believe in Majic?" (Mostly Stan Friedman vs. Karl Pflock + Stan Friedman's Lecture at Aztec 2003 about Roswell and MJ-12++ outtakes from DYBM.
  • RECOLLECTIONS OF ROSWELL DVD 105 min. Featuring testimony from 27 Roswell witnesses.
  • Debate "Are Flying Saucers Real?" VHS 2 Hrs. 2 Hour formal Debate STF vs. USAF Pilot Major James Magaha. Middle Tenn. State Univ. January 2004. Includes Q & A.



  • UFOs: The Real Story (1996)
  • New CD of the Ramey Memo Scans and Enhancements

Radio Interviews



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