Stanton T. Friedman
2004 PRG Hall of Fame Inductee
Lifetime Achievement Award

Stanton Friedman was an easy choice for the first PRG Hall of Fame Inductee (living).  He is one of the longest serving and most dedicated, effective, consistent, insistent and persistent extraterrestrial-related phenomena researchers in the world and has been for 37 years.   He is and has been the rock at the center of the citizen-science movement.  

Biography and Accomplishments

Stanton Friedman spent two years at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey before switching to the University of Chicago in 1953.  He received BS and MS degrees in Physics from UC in 1955 and 1956, where Carl Sagan was a classmate. He worked for fourteen years as a nuclear physicist for such companies as General Electric, General Motors, Westinghouse, TRW, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas on such advanced, highly classified, eventually canceled projects as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and nuclear power plants for space.

Since 1967 he has lectured on the topic Flying Saucers ARE Real at more than 600 colleges and over 100 professional groups in fifty states, nine Canadian provinces, England, Italy, Germany, Holland, France, Finland, Brazil, Australia, Korea, Mexico, Turkey, Argentina, and Israel. He has published more than 70 papers on UFOs besides his dozens of conventional articles and appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows. These include the TNT Larry King UFO Special on Oct.1, 1994; Nightline; Sally Jessie Raphael; Unsolved Mysteries; Entertainment Tonight; Leeza; Sightings; Canada AM; Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell and many more.

Stan is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident, who co-authored Crash at Corona and instigated the Unsolved Mysteries Roswell program. He was heavily involved in both the 1979 documentary UFOs are Real and the 1993 & 1996 videos Flying Saucers Are Real.

His new interactive CD ROM, UFOs: The Real Story, was published in 1996. TOP SECRET/MAJIC (Marlowe and Co., NY, 1996), his explosive book about the Majestic 12 group established in 1947 by President Truman to deal with crashed saucers, includes classified documents never before published. It is already in its 6th printing.

Stan anchored the affirmative team in an October 1995 debate at Oxford University, This House Believes That Intelligent Alien Life Has Visited Planet Earth, garnering 60% of the member-vote. On June 27,1997 his TV Debate team got 92% of 100,000 votes called into ITV in London, England: Are Aliens visiting Earth? He has provided testimony to congressional hearings, appeared twice at the United Nations, and pioneered many aspects of extraterrestrial phenomena research, including the Betty Hill star map work, crashed saucers, analysis of the Delphos physical trace case, and challenges to the S.E.T.I. (Silly Effort To Investigate) cultists. Stan has spent many weeks at a total of nineteen document archives. He has also been involved in numerous scientific research and development projects since moving to Canada in 1980.

He takes a clear-cut unambiguous stand that:

He holds dual USA and Canadian citizenship and lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Published Books
Crash at Corona: The Definitive Story of the Roswell Incident (1997)

UFO Experience: Stanton Friedman (1998)
Flying Saucers are Real, Vol. 2 (1996)
Flying Saucers are Real, Vol. 1 (1993)
UFOs: The Real Story (1996)

Principal Website
Stanton Friedman

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