Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers: The Truth Behind the Misinformation, Distortion, and Derision by Debunkers, Government Agencies, and Conspiracy Conmen

Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers: The Truth Behind the Misinformation, Distortion, and Derision by Debunkers, Government Agencies, and Conspiracy Conmen

by Stanton T. Friedman, Kathleen Marden

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632650658
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 09/19/2016
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 314,007
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Stanton T. Friedman is a nuclear physicist who worked on a wide variety of advanced, classified nuclear systems for major industrial companies. He began the civilian investigation of the Roswell Incident; wrote Flying Saucers and Science and TOP SECRET/MAJIC; and coauthored Crash at Corona, Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience, and Science Was Wrong. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs. Friedman resides in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Educator and sociologist Kathleen Marden is Betty Hill's niece and trustee of her estate. She has all of Hill's papers and correspondence, and has transcribed the tapes of the Hills' hypnosis sessions with psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Simon. Marden has also met with the numerous scientists who investigated the case. For the past 10 years, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Mutual UFO Network, the largest International UFO organization and as director of Field Investigator Training for MUFON. Marden lives in Stratham, New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Fact and Fiction in the UFO World 13

Chapter 2 The Air Force, the CIA, and Disinformation by Government Scientists: The Early Years 27

Chapter 3 Dr. Donald Howard Menzel 49

Chapter 4 Philip J. Klass 67

Chapter 5 Dr. Edward Uhler Condon 91

Chapter 6 Dare We Call It Conspiracy! 109

Chapter 7 Klassical Fiction 125

Chapter 8 More Fiction 149

Chapter 9 Fraudulent Claims by Scientists, Whistleblowers, and Self-Promoting Contactees 167

Chapter 10 A Hard Look at the Media, the UFO Community, and the Trend Toward Sensationalism 191

Chapter 11 The Push for Disclosure and Its Possible Ramifications 207

Chapter 12 Fact, Not Fiction 225

Conclusion 245

Appendix 249

Notes 257

Bibliography 271

Index 283

About the Authors 287

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