The mainstream media has misinformed us for years about UFO studies conducted by highly regarded scientists associated with some of the finest universities in the country. There is significant evidence that the U.S. government has covered up the alien presence through misinformation, distortion, obfuscation, and ridicule. Some prominent, politically connected scientists have engaged in the cover up. And a few professional writers have helped to successfully label any scientists who have been persuaded by the evidence and brave enough to take a stand as unscientific charlatans, fanatics, and kooks.
Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers examines the wealth of archival documents that clearly demonstrate this cooperative disinformation effort and refute the false claims made by these professional scoffers. Friedman and Marden set the record straight by examining politically motivated misinformation and presenting the compelling evidence that separates fact from fiction. They reveal:
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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
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
About the Authors 287