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Today Is Stanton T. Friedman Day

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Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 09:29:07 -0400
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Subject: Today Is Stanton T. Friedman Day

Source: The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Monday August 27, 2007

Fredericton Honours World-Renowned Flying Saucer Expert

By Chris Morris

FREDERICTON =97 If alien visitors to Earth ever decide to formally
introduce themselves to humankind, they should consider landing
in Fredericton.

Not only is the New Brunswick capital friendly and
accommodating, it's also the home of Stanton T. Friedman,
nuclear physicist, lecturer and world-renowned prophet of
extraterrestrial existence.

The city of Fredericton is proclaiming today as Stanton Friedman
Day, an homage to the 73-year-old UFOlogist who has talked and
written his way to the top ring of the galaxy of believers who
say Earth is being visited by aliens.

Friedman has built himself a reputation as the ultimate
authority on flying saucers, alien abductions and the infamous
Roswell incident, considered by many to be the definitive UFO
event in world history.

This year marks the 60th anniversay of that day near Roswell,
N.M., when the U.S. army claimed briefly it had recovered an
unidentified flying disc =97 triggering a flying saucer frenzy
that endures to this day.

Although the U.S. military later backtracked, insisting the
object was just a fancy weather balloon, that only gave birth to
Friedman's other major area of study =97 the so-called "cosmic

Friedman says his personal success owes much to the fact that
people have an endless fascination with space and the unknown.

"Can you think of anything that touches more deeply on who we
are, where we stand and the mystery and the coverup?" he says in
an interview from his comfortable Fredericton home.

"People are excited because it opens up the universe to
wonderful possibilities."

Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside says Friedman is being honoured
not only because of his tireless efforts in spreading the word
about UFOs, but also because of his enthusiastic promotion of
the city.

"Stanton has lived here for 27 years," Woodside says.

"He's not only a nuclear physicist but also a world-renowned
UFOlogist. In just the past few months, he has appeared on Larry
King Live, Fox News Live and he appeared on CBS Sunday Morning.
He could live anywhere in the world but he has chosen to live in
Fredericton. . . . We believe it is worth celebrating his

Friedman, who was born and raised in New Jersey and began his
career in California, says he's thrilled by the honour.

"I get friends in California saying to me, =91Stan, don't you miss
being in California? What are you doing back there?' And I say,
=91Yeah, I do miss the earthquakes and the horrible smog and the
terrible traffic and the drive-by shootings and the drugs all
over the place, but I've learned to do without those things.' "

Although Friedman has been a UFOlogist for more than 40 years,
he has yet to see an alien spacecraft.

He says his belief is founded in the data he has uncovered over
the years about flying saucers and various UFO events, most of
it buried in U.S. government documents.

"I have never seen a flying saucer and I have never seen an
alien. But remember, I chased neutrons and gamma rays for a lot
of years as a physicist and never saw one of them either," he

"In fact, I've never seen Tokyo, but I'm convinced it's there."

Friedman, who refers to himself as "a wandering Jew," says he
has so far lectured at more than 600 colleges, addressed more
than 100 professional groups and toured all 50 American states,
as well as nine Canadian provinces, the Yukon and 16 other

He has no plans for retirement, but he admits he has been at it
for a long time.

"One reason I'm beginning to feel old, I did Merv Griffin twice
and he just died," he says ruefully.

"I have never seen a flying saucer and I have never seen an
alien. I've never seen Tokyo, but I'm convinced it's there."

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