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A Guy With His Head In The Clouds

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:50:45 -0400
Archived: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:50:45 -0400
Subject: A Guy With His Head In The Clouds

Source: The Detroit Free Press - Michigan, USA


September 27, 2007

A Few Minutes With: A Guy With His Head In The Clouds

By Jim Schaefer
Free Press Staff Writer

Stanton Friedman bills himself as a nuclear physicist and world-
renowned UFO researcher. He says he was the first civilian
investigator of the Roswell extraterrestrial incident in New
Mexico in 1947.

And yes, says Friedman, a 73-year-old resident of Fredericton,
New Brunswick, he really does believe in aliens.

We caught up with him Tuesday, following a weekend lecture at
Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn.

QUESTION: What about flying saucers makes you convinced they

A: A significant percentage of the cases investigated by
professional people cannot be explained in any conventional
form, and also have the attributes of clearly being manufactured
objects, not a dim light in the distant sky, whose behavior
indicates they're under intelligence control and they were made
somewhere else. If we could build things that look like that and
act like that, we wouldn't be building F16s, F18s, Mig29s,
Mirage 5s or whatever their latest model is. Remember, from a
government viewpoint, what's important about flying saucers is
not the philosophical implications of alien visitations. It's
the technology!

Q: Why haven't we figured it out yet? Roswell (where alien
spacecraft supposedly was found) was a long time ago.

A: Look, if you'd given Christopher Columbus a nuclear submarine
as a reward for discovering America... could he build one? Of
course not!

Q: Have you ever personally seen a cigar-shaped object?

A: I've smoked lots of cigars, but I've never seen a cigar-
shaped UFO.

Q: You have no personal abduction story then?

A: Sorry! Look, does a woman have to get raped to know that
other women get raped? I don't think so. And I've never seen
Tokyo! But it's there.

Q: What would make humans so darned interesting to make aliens
want to travel here and abduct us?

A: It's probably a classroom project. I used to cut up frogs.
Who knows? If you look at the "why" questions, I give about 20
reasons for coming here: They're broadcasters; it's a weekly
(TV) show, "Have You Seen the Boondocks?"... (or) They're being
punished. "Spend two weeks on Earth!" That's punishment enough
for a lifetime.

Q: I can see you're pretty convinced. Give me your quick take on
these other topics. Myth or reality?

Loch Ness Monster.

A: In my gray basket, not enough data.

Q: Abominable Snowman.

A: Bigfoot? Come on! There are enough reports from around the
world, I suspect some of those are real.

Q: Detroit Lions in the Super Bowl.

A: Now we're talking mythology, aren't we?

Q: That was too easy. What else should I ask you?

A: One of the biggest things that might happen from recognizing
we're not alone is we start to realize we have a planet in
common with the rest of the people ... and it's time we acted
like it.

Contact JIM SCHAEFER at 313-223-4542

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