Credulous Flying Saucer ‘Expert’ Stanton T. Friedman Dead at Eighty-Four

Joe Nickell

Stanton Terry Friedman (July 29, 1934–May 13, 2019) was one of the world’s best known and most controversial flying saucer proponents. Like some other paranormalists, Friedman would come to parlay a lackluster science career into fringe stardom. Although he constantly referred to himself as a “nuclear physicist,” he held no doctorate, having only bachelor and …

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