Stanton T. Friedman

1934 – 2019

Researcher, Member, Friend


A Tribute

“Stanton T. Friedman – A Tribute to His Memory”

The world lost a UFO Icon Monday, May 13th, 2019 with the passing of Stanton T. Friedman. As a longtime member of the MUFON family he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Stan began his career in ufology in 1967 and this year marked his 52nd year of touring the world sharing the good news that “UFOs Are Real.” We wish him Godspeed in the new journey before him and thank him of all the worldly good he did in sharing what he knew about the reality of the UFO phenomenon. Thank you Stan! The world is a better place because of you.
Join us for a special tribute to his memory Saturday 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM which will include a special video presentation highlighting his life and legacy. A short open mic session will also be held for those who wish to give brief comments or share personal stories.


Stanton Friedman was a nuclear physicist, author, and lecturer.  He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956.  He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist by such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse Astronuclear Laboratory, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics.  He worked in highly advanced classified and eventually cancelled programs as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and various compact nuclear power plants for space and terrestrial applications.

Stanton T. Friedman became interested in UFOs in 1958, and since 1967 has lectured about them at more than 600 colleges and 100 professional groups in 50 United States, 10 Canadian Provinces and 18 other countries.  He has published more than 90 UFO papers.   He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including being on Larry King four times.  He has appeared on many documentaries as well.

Stanton T. Friedman was the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident and he co-authored “Crash at Corona:  The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident.”  Top Secret/Majic is his controversial book about the Majestic 12 group, 2nd edition that was published in 2005.  He is the co-author with Kathleen Marden (Betty Hill’s niece) of a book in 2007:  “Captured!  The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience.”  His book “Flying Saucers and Science” was published in June, 2008, and is in its 4th printing.  His newest book “Science Was Wrong:  Startling Truths About Cures, Theories, and Inventions “They” Declared Impossible”  with Kathleen Marden, was published in June, 2010.

July 2, 2019 marks the day that Stanton T. Friedman was inducted into the Roswell, New Mexico, UFO Hall of Fame for his long term investigative efforts on that important case.  Both TOP SECRET/MAJIC and “Captured!  The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience” have been optioned for movies by Stellar Productions of Hollywood.

Stanton T. Friedman has provided written testimony to Congressional Hearings, appeared twice at the United Nations, and has 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 has spoken at more MUFON Symposiums than anyone else.

He will be sorely missed