Fwd = Physicist says UFO are "real"
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Original Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 23:17:08 +0200
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Physicist says UFO are "real"
May 23, 2000 07:23 CST
A nuclear physicist who says he's studied UFOs for more than 40 years
told students at Ohio State University last week that he's converted
from being a skeptic to a believer.
The scientist pulled no punches about his belief in extraterrestrial
intelligent life. In a speech entitled "Flying Saucers are Real,"
Stanton T. Friedman said "some UFOs are alien spacecraft, but most are
not," citing what he called "a huge amount of solid evidence out
He said he had never seen a UFO, but his studies of reports,
photographs and documentation of sightings since 1947 have convinced
him that there are enough "competent observers and investigators" to
justify the likelihood that UFOs have visited not only the Sun's solar
system, but Earth as well.
Friedman is certainly not the only scientist who believes. But he told
Ohio State students that there is a stigma that discourages his
profession from speaking out, which he attributes to ignorance of the
evidence and fear of ridicule from peers.
And he called lack of government disclosure on the existence of UFO/ET
presence "a cosmic Watergate" that is caused by fear of superior
technology and sharing of information. "You can't tell your friends
without telling your enemies," said Friedman. "We should begin to
think of ourselves as Earthlings," he said of the U.S. "We're not the
bigshots in the neighborhood."
The university's student newspaper, the Lantern, said the UFO lecture
attracted several hundred people. Friedman, clad in a conservative
suit with a cosmic-themed tie, spoke for nearly three hours at the
Ohio Union Conference Theater.
Staff Writer Sally Suddock
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