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UFO researcher Stanton Friedman suffers heart attack

Veteran UFO researcher Stanton Friedman suffered a mild heart attack on Friday, June 27.

Friedman’s fellow researcher, co-author, and friend, Kathleen Marden issued the following statement on his behalf:

Stanton Friedman suffered a mild heart attack on Friday night. I spoke with him this morning and am very pleased to report that he is feeling strong and chipper. His heart enzymes have declined, so he has turned the corner. He is awaiting a dye test and an echo cardiogram. This will probably occur today or Wednesday, as July 1 is a national holiday in Canada.

He does not presently have access to a public phone or computer, but will reply to email messages when he returns home in a few days. Please do not call his home. Well wishers can send cards to Stan at P.O. Box 958, Houlton, ME 04730. He appreciates everyone’s thoughts and prayers.

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Stanton Friedman lecturing at the 2013 International UFO Congress. (Credit: Open Minds)

Friedman was scheduled to speak at the upcoming Roswell UFO Festival and at the MUFON Symposium, but will be unable to attend either event. Marden will be present at both events to sell his books for him in his absence.

Stanton Friedman is credited as one of the first researchers to introduce the general public to the now-well-known 1947 Roswell UFO incident. His research contributed to the first book addressing the Roswell incident, appropriately titled The Roswell Incident, published in 1980.

Friedman was awarded with the Open Minds Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 International UFO Congress.

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Huffington Post journalist Lee Speigel presenting Friedman with the Lifetime Achievement award. (Credit: Open Minds)

Information about Friedman’s research, books, and public appearances can be found on his website StantonFriedman.com.

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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  1. Stanton,

    My God watch over you and may you recover quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Jeff Masterson

  2. Stanton Friedman has made too much of a “career” out of investigating UFOs to the point where he is far less the UFO researcher and far more the UFO celebrity. Friedman’s observations and opinions in this “field of study” have become diluted by fame and fortune and as such should be taken with the proverbial grain of salt.

  3. Contact in the Desert 2015 has Stanton Friedman as one of lecturers or presenters, so I’m looking forward to attending this event.
    Years ago I went to his lecture (circa 1970?) at the newspaper headquarters in San Diego. The lecture hall was packed. He spoke clearly and knowledgeably about project Bluebook. I was an immediate fan. I could go on and on about how much I appreciate his contributions to the UFO field. And he probably was at TRW at the same time as my dad who worked on numerous projects. My dad was Charles Frank Sengir,Jr. Thank you, Diane Gerdten

  4. I have been a fan of Stanton for years. Currently I am a MUFON Field Investigator and appreciate his contributions to the field, especially bringing Roswell into the forefront. I also believe that the MJ-12 Document is real and Stanton has worked doggedly to prove it. Get well my friend!

  5. Hi –

    I need Stanton Friedman’s email address, so I can send him a video of an UFO I recorded over Dallas, Texas, March 3, 2015. Please send me an email, at boehk@msn.com, and I will reply with my video. Thank you.


  6. Stan is the man to believe and not have seen takes great faith and courage I have seen a ufo just feet away and people just laugh wot a strange world we live in

  7. Saw Mr. Friedman at Ozark Moutain UFO Conference April 2017. He was wonderful. Such a smart, open minded person. Really enjoyed hearing his life experience and his ideas! Wonderful!?

  8. I’ve read one of Stanton’s book and seen his interviews on programmes and others too.
    From light aircraft, military jets and large airlines planes encountering AP or UFO’s which ever you refer to it by our Governments around the world need to urgently consider the evidence now being presented by people like Stanton Friedman and many others in his field of knowledge.
    Time to accept you put out the hand of friendship to other worldly beings via your gold record(s) in your NASA missions all those year ago.
    Time to accept you can’t have it both ways even your Police, Military and Civilians are regularly reporting it even going public or with holding their identity.

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