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Flying Saucers & Science: A Scientist Investigates the Mysteries of UFOs

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Flying Saucers & Science: A Scientist Investigates the Mysteries of UFOs: Interstellar Travel, Crashes & Government Cover-ups is a comprehensive look at the scientific data on the UFO phenomenon. Nuclear physicist & lecturer Stanton T. Friedman has distilled over 40 years of research, sharing his work on a variety of classified advanced nuclear & space syst ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 15th 2008 by New Page Books (Franklin Lakes, NJ) (first published June 1st 2008)
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Clayton
May 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Of all the flying saucer books I've read, and I've read a few, this one provides science and context for the genre. Stanton Friedman is the world's leading Ufologist and his knowledge, research and credibility jump off the pages of this text. He methodically refutes UFO debunkers with powerful government documents, thousands of eye witness interviews, and cold hard science. Friedman spends much of this book settling personal scores and dragging the reader through complex mathematical formulas de ...more
Laura
Oct 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
A little repetitive, but this guy's a nuclear physicist that worked on government top secret projects during the Cold War. He knows how things work, and he did his research quite well. He puts out many interesting ideas regarding UFO's.
P.S. Winn
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, interesting and a book I think all should read. Ever wonder what is really going on? you just may find out.
Scott Waldyn
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is interesting in parts. The sections pertaining to MJ-12, Dr. Stanton Friedman's hypotheses about "them," and discussions of nuclear physics and the evolution of propulsion are all fascinating. If this book were just those things, it'd be amazing!

Unfortunately, there are a great deal of pages devoted to take-downs of popular debunkers, which gets repetitive after a while. It's interesting to see a take-down of one or two of what Friedman refers to as "noisy negativists," but this book
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Debbie Mcclelland
He tells it as it is, or was...

A difficult topic to discuss in a few words, so I won't try. But...he has obviously researched every topic mentioned in this book thoroughly! I trust this man's opinions. The book held my attention.
Erik Graff
Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: UFO fans
Recommended to Erik by: Michael Miley
Shelves: sciences
If you're interested in an author who intelligently defends the thesis that some UFOs are extraterrestrial spacecraft, Friedman is worth checking out, both his books and his numerous posted interviews and lectures. Similarly, if you're looking for extensive treatments of the Roswell incidents of 1947 or the Majestic 12 documents, his books on these topics may be the most detailed. Besides all this, he comes across as rather charming and often funny.
This one of his books, however, does not deliv
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Sharon Zink
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This book is interesting when it discusses actual UFO sightings and events. It gets a little bogged down trying to trace the mistakes and tricks in trying to demonstrate the lies and inaccuracies in the letters and affidavits issued by the government, the military, and UFO debunkers.
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Stanton T. Friedman received BSc and MSc degrees in physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist for such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas on such advanced, classified, eventually cancelled, projects as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and nuclear powerplant ...more