Moving into UFO discussion, we get Stan's thoughts on Ufology pioneer Dick Hall's passing this past Summer. He also reflects on some of the disagreements that he had with Hall over the years and also shares an instance where Hall's criticism of Friedman's work on Shoot Them Down led to Stan improving the research into the book.
This leads to us really smashing the 4th wall as we find out what Stan sees as his own legacy in the world of UFO studies. One aspect that he focuses on is the sense of appreciation he feels from average people who are thankful that he is talking about UFOs in the mainstream media and has been for so long. He also talks about how his legacy will forever be tied to Roswell and MJ-12 and goes on to talk about how he is still embroiled in the MJ-12 debate even today. Stan also refutes recent claims by MUFON president James Carrion regarding the Roswell event not being a crashed flying saucer but actually disinformation. He also talks about his style of "getting information," not just finding witnesses but asking the right questions.
We revisit the period of Ufology which has been on Binnall's mind the last few months, the early 1970's, and get Stan's take on what looks like the nadir for serious UFO research. This leads to Stan talking about that era and, in particular, the problems that Bob Bigelow ran into when he tried to help some of the UFO organizations of that era. This leads to some discussion on the ever-emerging Exopolitics movement and Stan shares his take on those who think disclosure is imminent. We also talk about what may be a misguided view of present affairs by those who think disclosure is right around the corner, and the recent stuff coming out of the Vatican with regards to aliens. Wrapping up Binnall's questions, we get Stan's general opinion on where the UFO secret stands at the end of 2009 and how the press coverage of UFOs seems to be improving.
The second half of the interview is devoted to questions sent in by BoA:Audio listeners and members of theusofe.com. The first question asks for Stan's opinion on the 911 / NWO conspiracy and any possible relationship it may have had to UFOs. Stan uses this question to introduce an intriguing conspiracy theory of his own. The next question gets Stan's opinion on the possibility that UFOs are Von Nuemann probes and not "flesh and blood aliens." The next question asks Stan if he's ever dreamed of the Roswell crash, since he's spent so long researching it.
Next we find out about Stan's opinion on the Kennedy assassination and where he was when he found out that Kennedy had been shot. After that, we find out about Stan's schedule nowadays and if he is starting to settle down after so many extensive years giving presentations on UFOs. This leads to some discussion on the many peripheral activities that Stan does when he goes somewhere to give a lecture. We next get Stan's take on the Nazi Bell experiments and this leads to him also talking about the "it's ours" argument that many people put forth with regards to contemporary UFO sightings.
Thanks to the next question, we find out what was the most unsettling experience Stan has had while out on an investigation. The following question is whether Stan thinks the government will ever "come clean" on Roswell and San Augustin. Getting more recent, we find out what Stan thinks of the Norway Spiral that was big news in early December. We next find out what other key UFO cases Stan would have liked to have been studying from day one, if he had the chance.
Heading towards the close, we get Stan's recollections on why the nuclear rocket business never ended up moving forward after he'd worked in the industry. Wrapping up the listener questions, we get Stan's opinion on the "interdimensional hypothesis" that has come into vogue in the last few years. Closing out the conversation, we find out what's next for Stanton Friedman as we move into 2010.
Stanton T. Friedman received B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist for such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas on such advanced, classified, eventually cancelled, projects as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and nuclear powerplants for space.
He has provided written testimony to Congressional Hearings, appeared twice at the UN, and been a pioneer in many aspects of Ufology including Roswell, Majestic 12, the Betty Hill-Marjorie Fish star map work; analysis of the Delphos, Kansas, physical trace case; crashed saucers, flying saucer technology and challenges to the S.E.T.I. (Silly Effort to Investigate) cultists.
He is the author of the books TOP SECRET/MAJIC and Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident, the co-author Captured, about the Betty and Barney Hill abduction case, and recently penned his "magnum opus," Flying Saucers and Science.
His website is stantonfriedman.com