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Stanton Friedman

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The yuletide tradition like no other continues with the 6th annual BoA:Audio Holiday Special featuring Stanton Friedman. This year's festivities include discussion on Stan's new book Science was Wrong, UFO organizations and the Internet, and the retirement of Larry King. Beyond that, we'll continue the tradition of featuring listener questions for the Father of Modern Day Ufology. This year, we'll pose over 15 diverse queries submitted by listeners and even former BoA:Audio guests Greg Bishop, Jason Offutt, and Keith Chester. Topics include the electric universe theory, hypnosis & abductions, a modern day Roswell, the Face on Mars, UFOs & the media, ETs from Inner Earth theory, the ETH, J. Allen Hynek, and nuclear propulsion. Plus tons more, including some truly personal and existential areas of discussion.

It's the one holiday special you don't want to miss: our annual fireside chat with the iconic Stanton Friedman.

Full Preview: We kick things off by having Stan reflect on this past September's Exeter UFO Festival, which saw a packed house in attendance to see his lecture. This leads to Stan also discussing the latest science news which strengthens the case for ET life in the universe while also simultaneously discounting ETs themselves. This leads to some discussion on Stan's latest book, co-authored with Kathleen Marden, Science was Wrong. Stan details the stories of Semmelweiss, the 'Hemophilia Holocaust' from the 1980's, and the early resistance to air travel. Stan also explains the true, deleterious effect of scientific luminaries making incorrect proclamations about what is theoretically impossible. He uses the story of the jet engine and battleships being sunk by planes as examples of this phenomena.

Going down a different path, we discuss how Ufology has changed in the last few decades, with classic 'UFO groups' receding into the background or vanishing while a new form of Ufology has emerged on the Internet. He also talks about how there has been a generational shift as far as what people believe is possibly existing out there in the universe. Stan also reflects on how drastically computers have changed since he was working on nuclear propulsion. Wrapping up Binnall's questions for the special, we get Stan's take on Larry King's retirement and his experiences appearing on King's program over the years. Stan addresses the misconception that he gets paid to do interviews, reflects on appearances he made on Merv Griffin and Tom Snyder's programs, and talks about a surprising upcoming appearance he'll be making at a conference in Saudi Arabia next year, alongside Jacques Vallee, Michio Kaku, and Nick Pope.

We then begin listener questions, starting with usofe.com member IchBinAuBerirdischen, who asks for Stan's opinion on where he thinks UFOs are coming from, assuming that they are not man made. Next, Jeremy Boston asks if there has been any new discoveries that make Stan reevaluate what the UFO phenomenon might be. Vamp Elvis then asks for Stan's opinion on the electrical model of the universe and we also briefly discuss how often Stan gets called 'Dr. Friedman.' Then, 'geewhizz' asks for Stan's opinion on the Emma Woods case as well as his thoughts on hypnosis being used in abduction research.

Up next, Orpheus asks if the fringe elements of Ufology ever get in the way of Stan's research. Following that, former BoA:Audio guest Jason Offutt asks Stan who could say what that would make his lifetime of research seem worthwhile. Richard Thomas wants to know what Stan thinks the government would do if there was a Roswell-esque crash in contemporary America. This leads to some discussion on Wikileaks and UFOs. Tony Sakalauskas then asks Stan about the 'Face on Mars.'

Redsonsuperman joins in on the fun and asks for Stan's opinion of the recent trend of cable networks creating more positive UFO shows. Randy Cheek then gets personal and finds out what Stan's family thinks of his UFO research. Getting truly deep, James Archer then asks, if heaven exists, what would Stan like to hear from God when he arrives? Then, Marty Littlejohn gets Stan's take on the theory that UFOs come from the Inner Earth.

After that, former BoA:Audio guest Greg Bishop has Stan state his best case for the extraterrestrial hypothesis. Following that, another former BoA:Audio guest, Keith Chester, asks how Stan would have dealt with having the position that J. Allen Hynek had as a part of Project Blue Book. theusofe's Lone Gunman asks for Stan's perspective on why he thinks Bob Lazar was hoaxing, when you consider that he never directly gained from his Area 51 whistleblowing.

Heading towards the close, Colin Reed asks if there has been any time when Stan feels burned out by Ufology. Then, Sammy Urzetta gets Stan's take on the recent Moscow and Chinese UFO sightings as well as the NYC sighting in October. And, finally, David asks Stan if he thinks the nuclear propulsion system could make a comeback in contemporary times or if he thinks it is being done in secret. Wrapping things up, we find out what's next for Stanton Friedman as we see a whole new year just on the horizon.

Stanton Friedman Bio

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, and his "magnum opus," Flying Saucers and Science. Additionally, he is the co-author Captured, about the Betty and Barney Hill abduction case, as well as his latest book, also co-authored with Kathleen Marden, titled Science was Wrong.

His website is stantonfriedman.com

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