R.I.P. Stanton Friedman

Discussion in 'Alien-UFOs in the Media' started by wwkirk, May 14, 2019.

  1. wwkirk

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    According to Alejandro Rojas, Stanton Friedman has passed away.
     
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  2. Double Nought Spy

    Double Nought Spy Easily Amused

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    So long, Uncle Stan. Thanks for being an interesting character in such a good way.
     
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  4. Spaceman spiff

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    Damn, what a loss. One of the veterans of ufology.

    Rest in peace.
     
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  6. pigfarmer

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    Damn, we lost a good one there. Didn't necessarily agree with him but he was an icon.
     
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  7. Cosmic Cat

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    I cannot find anything that would confirm his passing...
     
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  10. humanoidlord

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    welp i never agreed with him but still a sad day for all ufologists, knowing how big a mark he made
     
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    Likewise, I didn’t agree with all that Stanton put out there, but you didn’t need to wade through a load of BS. He was just trying to stay true in finding some answers to the UFO question.
     
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  12. Toroid

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    They go in threes: Doris Day, Stanton Friedman & Tim Conway.
     
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    Aw man! Tim Conway was the best.
     
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  14. Paul Kimball

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    A lot of things I could say, but I think I'll just go with one memory that sticks out today.

    We were filming Stanton T. Friedman is Real in New Mexico in the summer of 2000, and Stan and I were leaning against the car about 25 miles outside Roswell, in the middle of nowhere, just looking out at the landscape, chatting amiably while waiting for my crew to set up. I asked him if he ever got lonely, spending so much time on the road.

    His answer?

    "My family is always with me, wherever I go."

    I recommend this short, nice remembrance / memorial of Stan by my good friend, historian Aaron Gulyas. I think both Aaron and I see Stan as a cultural figure and folk hero as much as we do a ufological personage. His influence on popular culture is significant.

    Most important, however, is that he was a good, kind, decent human being, who always believed that better days were ahead. I count myself lucky to have known him. He was, in many ways, the Yoda to my Obi-wan.

    RIP, Uncle Stan.
     
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  15. Ron67

    Ron67 Ignorance isn’t bliss!

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    Condolences to you and all his family and friends.
     
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    Seems to be an epidemic these days. Many great people have passed in the last few years. Could be just a personal view of an era but the traffic has been heavy in my eyes.

    I like it short as sweet but as irony will have it i'm probably sucking on a long bitter one.

    Ginger lollipop.
     
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  17. The shadow

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    he sought the truth. where ever it lead to .
    rest well sir a giant. has left us.
     
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    RIP Stanton Friedman - Coast to Coast AM
     
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    Thanks for everything, Stanton!
     
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    Obituary for Stanton Friedman
    Stanton Terry Friedman took his last breaths in this world in a place where he spent so much time over the past five decades–– an airport. He died in Toronto on May 13th, on the way home to Fredericton from a speaking engagement in Ohio.

    He officially retired in 2018, but his passion for speaking about UFOs kept him accumulating air miles, even at the age of 84. Over the years, he lectured in 10 provinces, 50 states, and 19 countries.

    Stan was born on July 29, 1934. He grew up in Linden, New Jersey, but after meeting his wife, Marilyn (Kimball), he became so smitten, he eventually followed her across the border to New Brunswick, Canada, where they put down roots in Fredericton, a city he happily called home for nearly 40 years.

    Along with Marilyn, Stan leaves behind his daughters Rachel and Melissa (David Parsons), a grandson, James Kenneth (Luzelle Carranza Aquino) and a great-grandson, James.

    He was predeceased by two sons, Sean and James Leo.

    Decades before his attention was captured by little green men, Stan worked as a waiter in the Catskills to put himself through university. It was there in the “Borscht Belt” that he he first laid eyes on a lobster and danced with debutantes.

    Afterwards, he worked as a nuclear physicist for General Electric, McDonnell Douglas, and other companies. But by the 1970’s he’d abandoned those top secret projects to focus on his research into UFOs. In that career, he gave hundreds, more likely thousands of interviews and appeared on TV shows such as Larry King Live, and Unsolved Mysteries. He is heralded as the man who brought the “Roswell Incident” into the public eye.

    While his mind often dwelled on solar systems light years away, here on earth, he was a kind–hearted softie who never failed to hold open a door or pull out a chair for the people he was with. Stan was a man who was out of this world, but he’ll be greatly missed by those of us still on the planet.

    A public visitation will be held at the York Funeral Home on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4 to 8pm.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the International UFO Museum & Research centre in Roswell, New Mexico. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com
     
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