This is the first in a special series of Raiders News Network interviews focusing on the 60th Anniversary of the 1947 Roswell, New Mexico, UFO Incident.
HORN: Stanton, Roswell is the pre-eminent story of Ufology. Some say whatever occurred near Roswell, NM, in July 1947 will never be known. Others like you disagree on some levels. You and Bill Moore brought this story to light many years ago. This is the most appropriate place to start this series, so please tell us how that happened.
STAN: I first heard of Roswell in the early 1970s from a woman named Lydia Sleppy whose son was a forest ranger in California. He had had a good sighting. My associate (Bobbi Ann Slate Gironda , long deceased) and I spoke with him and he suggested we talk to his mother who had had a good sighting near Albuquerque. We did speak to her and after she told us about the sighting, she mentioned that when she had been working at an Albuquerque Radio Station in the late 1940s, she was asked to type the story coming in from a broadcaster at their Roswell affiliate station for a newswire. He dictated how a flying saucer had been recovered and was being sent to Wright Field. Part way through the story the bell went off on the machine she was using to put the story on the news wire. The FBI instructed her not to continue the transmission. She remembered the names of some of the people and I located several, but came to a dead end. I should stress that New Mexico was a hotbed of classified Research and Development activities and certainly it was expected that there would be spies and counter intelligence concerns.
The Roswell Incident put the possibility of alien life into the mainstream. Alot of people believe the governments of the world are already in contact with alien super-intelligences and have been since the Eisenhower Administration. Some even speculate that Eisenhower had to work out terms of a surrender of the nation and/or planet because the aliens threatened to destroy us before humans could take our weapons and our violence into the wider galaxy and becoming a potential threat. Thus the plethora of UFO sightings, tales of abductions, mutilations and seeing aliens like the Grays, tall White Humanoids and Reptilian-like creatures at top secret facilities since that time.
Unlike most UFO researchers, who are usually out of work journalists, Friedman is an actual nuclear physicist and rocket scientist, so he has plenty of street cred. He has lectured about UFOs since 1967 and has traveled all over the continent. Read his bio here.
Read the rest of the interview here.
Will we ever find out if this stuff is real or not? Great Spirit, God, Buddha and Mohammad only knows if I’ll live long enough for it to be resolved. It would be nice.