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Stanton Friedman Has Died                                                                                   3

             Stanton Friedman                            for documents, witnesses, and insight into what Roswell in 2012, he mentioned that he thought I
                                                         became know as the Roswell Incident.            was right about Robert Willingham, a man who
                       Has Died                                  It was during my research into the had claimed to have seen a crashed saucer just
                                                         Roswell crash that I first met Stan more than 30 south of the Mexico.  The evidence stacked
                                                         years ago.  We did share information and against Willingham was overwhelming, but that
                                                         resources, though we sometimes clashed over didn’t dissuade Stan from his belief that the
                                                         details. Stan believed that a few of the early MJ- Eisenhower Briefing Document was authentic.
                                                         12 documents were authentic while I believed It was just one of those things with which we
                                                         them all to be created by UFO enthusiasts to had to agree to disagree.
                                                         provide documents proving that a spacecraft had        The last time I saw Stan, I believe, was at
                                                         been recovered. Stan was instrumental, the Citizen Hearing in Washington, D.C. in May
                                                         however, in proving that dozens of the 2013. We sat together, listening to a couple of
                                                         documents were faked, showing that he simply the sessions of the hearing, and were both part of
                                                         didn’t accept everything handed to him as the hearing that dealt with Roswell.  At one
                                                         authentic.                                      point, as we sat together, a question was directed
                                                                 Stan had met Vern Maltais who claimed as us, which we both answered at the same time,
                                                         that his friend, Barney Barnett, had seen a the same way. It dealt with a minor point about
                                                         crashed saucer on the Plains of San  Agustin. Roswell.
                      by Kevin Randle                    Barnett had a niece, Alice Knight, and though          That was the thing. Stan said, more than
                                                         both Stan and I had asked her about anything to once, that he and I agreed on more than we
                                                         document this, Knight said that she had nothing. disagreed.  We had one of those adversarial
          Noted UFO researcher Stan Friedman died last
                                                         She called me one night and said that she had relations that was more cordial than many
          night, May 13, 2019.
                 Stan will be remembered for this        found a diary that Ruth Barnett had kept for the thought. In Roswell, at a big dinner in 2012, I
          advocacy of the extraterrestrial hypothesis,   year 1947. I was scheduled to meet Stan, along had taken a seat at one end of the long table and
          believing that some of the alien visitors were  with Don Schmitt, in Albuquerque a few weeks Stan was about to sit at the far end. Someone
                                                         later. I said I would swing by Knight’s house, mentioned that, believing, I guess, that we were
          from the Zeta I, Zeta II Reticuli star system
                                                         which was more or less on the way. I smile every mortal enemies. Before Stan sat down, I moved
          some 37 lights years from Earth. He had met
                                                         time I think about the first words Stan said to me and took the chair opposite of him.  Those
          with Betty Hill, and had partnered with Hill’s
                                                         when we met in Albuquerque. He asked, “Did around us waited for fireworks, but there were
          niece, Kathleen Marden in recent years.
                                                         you get it?”                                    none. We had a nice chat during that dinner.
          Together they wrote Captured!  The Betty and
                                                                 I certainly had, but there was nothing in       Stan could be headstrong but he was
          Barney Hill UFO Experience which was an
          inside look atthe Hill abduction.              it to corroborate the Barnett tale.  That was a also interested in the evidence. He could defend
                 Stan started his adult life as a nuclear  great disappointment for all of us.           those he thought had solid information, rarely
          physicist working in the industry on various           Stan was tenacious in his research, abandoning them when the evidence went
                                                         traveling around the country, visiting against them. He was positive that we have been
          projects, including some that were classified. In
                                                         presidential libraries, meeting with families of visited, and debated those who thought
          1970, he quit industry to devote full time to his
                                                         witnesses, gathering important information, and otherwise. He was a strong advocate for his
          UFO research. He had lectured at hundreds of
                                                         providing encouragement to many interested in position, often complained about the entrenched
          colleges and universities and wrote several
                                                         UFOs. He                                        attitudes of the academic world, and arguing
          books about science and UFOs. He appeared on
                                                         debated those in the scientific community and passionately for his beliefs.
          thousands of radio shows, on television and in
          documentaries.                                 those he thought of as debunkers. He was proud         He leaves behind a wife, and three
                 While in Louisiana in 1978, a television  of taking a thousand dollars from Philip Klass, children. Stan was 84. []
          station manager suggested that Stan might want  when Klass suggested that none of the
                                                         typewriters in the White House used pica type.
          to talk to a fellow named Jesse Marcel, a ham
                                                         Klass said he would pay one hundred dollars for To listen to Kevin Randle on visit
          radio operator. Marcel was, of course, the air
                                                         each example, up to ten. Stan happily complied and look at the broadcast
          intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group,
                                                         earning him the grand.                          schedule to see day and time of Kevin’s
          the military unit said to have recovered the
                                                                 Although we had been at odds, in later broadcasts. Besure to visit Kevin’s blog at
          remains of an alien spacecraft and the bodies of
                                                         years, we both seemed to mellow out. In
          the occupants. That began a decades long search
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