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Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

From: Greg Boone <evolbaby.nul>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 13:51:53 -0700
Archived: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 05:39:32 -0400
Subject: Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

>From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 14:28:29 -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?

>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?

Thanks for the data Nick!

I was just sitting here doing my UFO homework and felt it best
to search for more data given regarding Mr. Friend. Reason
being I was studying up again on Edward J. Ruppelt as well.
Best to go back to the basics when studying UFOs.

Ruppelt's abilities were just what the country needed and still
needs from what I've researched. The way government is supposed
to work is how Ruppelt did things. I can see the same in Mr.
Friend's approach too.

Sometimes this field of research can go off into all sorts of
directions and it's best says I to go back to the original stuff
and comb through again. I feel a bit of nostalgia at it too
because when I first started studying I was a wee lad and had
access to the early books on the subject. It's amazing to see
from then in the 60's the few books and articles we had to today
with massive amounts of global data coming in by the second.
Just amazing!

Looking at all that data the big pictue keeps getting clearer
and I think the people will soon get the big picture and we'll
all hear a big sigh and share a global,

"Oh, so that's what's been going on eh? Well whatta' ya' know
about that!".


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