- Daily GrailYes, you can agree or disagree with Stan’s opinion about UFOs, but what you *cannot* do is overlook the man’s legacy: the countless times he gave his presentation “UFOs are Real” at college auditoriums and public townhalls all across America. The constant reminding to the public that they have a right in demanding to their appointed leaders more transparency in what they may or may not know about this confounding mystery. His championing of the UFO cause against debunkers who take the “it can’t be therefore it isn’t” attitude instead of taking a closer look at the actual data. He used the TV spotlight not for vanity or financial gain, but as a tool to bring awareness to the public and seek more information from potential witnesses.
Despite the fact I don’t happen to agree with his interpretations with regards to the nature of the phenomenon, overall I see in Stanton Friedman a humanist who above all hoped that mankind would one day rise above the childish pettiness which keeps ‘tribal warfare’ as the main activity of our species, and saw in UFOs a beacon that could shake us up of our collective stupor, and inspire us to seek a better future outside our planetary cradle. The same nuclear energy that could wipe us out of existence could also be used to reach for the stars.
Word was the Majestic papers were passed on to Stanton purposely. I know most regard them to be a farce, though it seems strange everyone listed on those papers would be an expected member of such a community. Anyhow, hope you have found some of the answers you were looking for in the great beyond Stanton.