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Ufologist Stanton Friedman to give lecture at MVCC Tuesday

By NICOLE PITT

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The original civilian investigator of the crash in Roswell, New Mexico is in town to give a lecture at MVCC on Tuesday. Stanton Friedman is a believer that we are not alone in the galaxy.

"We used to think the government only told us the truth," said Stanton Friedman. "But now we know that isn't the truth. I hate to say it but it's true."

While working as a nuclear physicist, a book about unidentified flying objects peaked Friedman's interest more than five decades ago. So, Friedman started reading more and the more he read he says the more evidence he discovered.

"The evidence is overwhelming that Planet Earth is being visited by intelligent controlled extraterrestrial spacecrafts. In other words, SOME (underlined 33 times), some UFO's are alien spacecraft, most are not."

His lecture Tuesday night is all about Roswell. "Since I'm the original investigator, I start at the beginning," said Friedman. "How did I find out about it, and I'll go into what happened and what supporting evidence we've had and where it fits in the larger scheme of things. I bring a peculiar background to this, not only having worked under security, but I worked on fusion propulsion systems for deep space travel. The people that say you can't get here from there. It's like saying you can't get from here to California in three days on a bike. Who cares? You can fly there in one day."

So we had to ask, has he ever seen a UFO. "No," said Friedman. "But I chased neutrons and gamma rays for 14 years. Never saw a one. They're real too."

Friedman will sign books before and after the lecture Tuesday. It starts at 7p.m. inside Schafer Theater at MVCC in Utica. General admission is $10. MVCC Students are free.

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