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Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 14:28:29 -0400
Archived: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 16:35:14 -0400
Subject: Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:09:32 EDT
>Subject: Mr. Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

>Then Maj. Robert J. Friend was heading Project Blue Book.

>From what I've read about his tenure, there were problems from
>critics, funding, interlopers etc.

>I saw him on television, perhaps on the old Sightings show
>briefly discussing Blue Book.

>Are there any books, papers, videos on his viewpoints regarding
>his time at Project Blue Book, it's conclusions, it's history?

Hi Greg!

Some of the strangest things that were investigated by the
Project Blue Book staff never became part of the public record.

Regarding Major Robert J. Friend, there is the very fascinating
account 'The Day the Navy Established ‘Contact’' that was
published in 'Second Look' magazine in May 1979 and reproduced,
with comments, in Grant Cameron's website (see below). It can
also found in the UFO UpDates archives.


As is often the case, there is also Canadian involvement with
this alleged contact with ETs. Captain Donald Goodspeed, was the
Canadian liason with the CIA working at the Pentagon at the

The late Donald Goodspeed was a history professor at Canada's
Brock University southwest of Toronto who I suspect was the one
that brought UFO artifacts from the U.S. to Ottawa for analysis
by our experts. There is reason to believe that Capt. Goodspeed
may have had close dealings with Major Friend on the subject of
UFOs and may even have been present, along with Wilbert B. Smith
and U.S. Vice-Admiral Herbert Knowles, at many prior meetings
with these alleged ETs through contact Frances Swan - a close
neighbour to abductee Betty Hill.

I can understand why Major Friend at the time would remain
silent about these alleged but seemingly credible contacts with
ETs. Is ufology and the public any better prepared now for these
ET revelations?

Nick Balaskas

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