Legendary Physicist and UFO Researcher Stanton Friedman Dies at 84

Stanton Friedman, a revered nuclear physicist, and UFO researcher handed away yesterday night in Toronto, Canada. An official announcement by his household has been made to the Canadian Broadcasting Company earlier at this time.

Friedman was born in July of 1934 and resided in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Friedman accomplished his diploma in Physics from the College of Chicago and labored for varied corporations together with Normal Electrical and Normal Motors. A well-respected scientist, Friedman belonged to a number of tutorial organizations together with the American Nuclear Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Friedman in 2013 receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. (Picture courtesy of Open Minds)

In 1970, Friedman made a splash within the UFO group when he started to analyze the UFO phenomenon full time. Talking at numerous conferences, authoring a number of books and over 80 articles on “alien craft,” Friedman turned a family title within the examine of UFOs. He usually drew the ire of the skeptical group and was even the goal of the notorious debunker Phillip Klass. Considerably of a legendary story within the UFO group, Klass entered right into a financial wager with Friedman relating to the typeface of the well-known MJ-12 paperwork. Klass supplied Friedman $100 for each official doc he may discover with the identical typeface, and in an excellent transfer, Friedman offered Klass with fourteen such examples. Klass, begrudgingly, despatched Friedman $1000 (the opposite $400 by no means materialized).

Friedman continued his work into the phenomenon and made many associates within the UFO group. Science author and UFO researcher Chris Rutkowski was associates with Friedman, and infrequently opened his dwelling to the person when he visited Winnipeg. Friedman, identified to be fairly economical, would usually crash on Rutkowski’s sofa as an alternative of staying in a lodge room.

Friedman and Rutkowski in 2001. (Picture courtesy of C. Rutkowski)

In an interview with Mysterious Universe, Rutkowski expressed his disappointment on the lack of one in every of Ufology’s most legendary figures,

He was a mentor and will probably be missed. One of many final “nuts and bolts” Ufologists, who was not afraid to tackle skeptics and jaded media.

In an outpouring of assist on social media, a lot of his colleagues and associates have supplied their condolences, reminiscences, and fondness for Friedman and his household. The UFO group has misplaced an essential determine, and extra importantly, a job mannequin.

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