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Crash at Corona: The U.S. Military Retrieval and Cover-Up of a UFO

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On July 8, 1947, the U.S. Army stated that the remains of a flying disk had been recovered from a ranch near Corona, New Mexico. Now, this book exposes the government's successful 40-year conspiracy to conceal the truth behind Americ's most documented UFO encounter. ...more
Paperback, 227 pages
Published December 31st 1997 by Marlowe & Company (first published August 1992)
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Steve Rochford
Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: ufology
I have wanted to read Stanton Friedman for years. Some regard him as the patriarch of UFOlogy. I almost met him once. I'd signed up for a "paranormal convention" at LA Convention Center, but it cancelled months before it ran. I was to see his famous presentation "Flying Saucers are real!"

The book itself contains much information. It is debatable if each piece can be recognized as a fact, it really depends on one's own personality. What I believe is remarkably haunting is the presence and cohesiv
David Elkin
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The mythos of Roswell has been hashed over for the last 30 years now. Stan is one of the most respected UFO authors in America. His book is a straight forward, no nonsense look at the alleged Crash, the alleged cover up and what it might mean to the human race.

I sometimes find the question of skeptics tiresome as they refuse to believe anything that fogs up their world view.

I don't know what happened but here is some thoughts.

Historically events do not re-occur on a daily basis. It is possible t
Aug 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for the best book on the Roswell cover-up, this is it. The Roswell story is complicated, complex, circuitous, tangled, and all together maddening; but Don Berliner manages to tell the story in a compelling narrative that builds on recently uncovered documents and first hand accounts. I loved this book and I, um, well, I've read a lot of UFO books. ...more
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Interesting story told from eyewitness accounts, A good read.
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved it. Absolutely fascinating. Very good details, quite unbiased I thought, and interesting conclusions. Kept my attention riveted, a good continuance of my Roswell trip!
Devendra Dave
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Excellent read. Though this is outdated now.
May 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: extraterrestrial
Stanton Friedman is no arm chair researcher. Once again he did a great job of thoroughly investigating the roswell related ufo crash.
Nov 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
This is all made up unfortunately, but it's still really fun to read. It seems that after all of the FOI requests made over the years and prying out of DoD documents and so on that the UFO phenomenon was nothing more than a Cold War disinformation plan developed and seeded out to willing listeners as an excellent cover for advanced weaponry. After all what better way to win the war of hearts and minds than to slip information out which would eventually filter its way over to the enemy (the USSR) ...more
Benjamin Briggs
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really interesting and entertaining read. It probably helps a bit if you're already interested in the subject but for people that like a good conspiracy it is an eye opener. It didn't feel too biased to me and even if the event isn't genuinely real it suggests some real things that should be considered and makes you think about the whole alien/UFO thing seriously. Good read even for an older book. ...more
I actually really enjoyed reading this book. I have been reading a lot about UFO's and I always enjoy reading Stanton Friedman's view. It was really well written and had a lot of information that I hadn't read previously. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the subject and especially if you wonder what did happen at Roswell all those years ago. ...more
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ufo
What more is there to want? It is a pleasurable book to read.

Does it provide history? I don't know. I'm not going to do independent research to confirm or refute the claims in the book.

It is convincing within the narrative of the book.
Kathleen Kirchner
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super interesting if not verifiable, and coherent until the implications chapter. Then it kind of went off the rails.
Keith Lovell
Jun 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Nothing I haven't already heard. ...more
Jan 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unexplained
Friedman is a nuclear physicist. Either he's been exposed to too much radiation or he's on to something. You read it and decide. ...more
Shaun McNamara
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For my money, the definitive book on the Roswell UFO incident. I won’t say its the 'last word' on the subject because the debate on this case will probably rage on for decades... highly recommended. ...more
Aug 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Loved it. Well researched, solidly argued case for what really happened in 1947 at Roswell (or more accurately, Corona!). If you're a UFO enthusiast, this book is a must-read...
Nov 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not a bad book. It’s a little “dated” though...
John Valentine
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pretty good. One of the 1st books that got me interested in this subject. 👽
John Gulczynski
Ok, but too repetitive

Book does explain how the authors uncovered and investigated the Roswell incident, but it’s too repetitive with other information that makes it a boring read.
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Stanton T. Friedman was a nuclear physicist and professional ufologist who resided in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He was the original civilian investigator of the Roswell incident. He worked on research and development projects for several large companies.

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