Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stanton Friedman's Public Statement on the "Roswell Slides"


I could find no convincing information that there is any connection between the slides and Roswell... I don’t want to appear to add legitimacy by my presence in Mexico City in the absence of serious evidence of the slides being what is being claimed they are. 

I keep being asked my views about the so-called “Roswell” Slides. So, let me summarize my position. I have tried to obtain as much information as possible and responded with interest when at the International UFO Congress in Scottsdale, Arizona, in Mid-February, I was interviewed by journalist Jaime Maussan of Mexico City who has arranged for a huge event focused on the slides. I recall the so called Roswell Autopsy which turned out to be a fiasco. I had spoken with Ray Santilli over the phone, checked on a number of his claims which turned out to be false, met with him twice in England and even had some comments distributed at his big press conference.

Jaime invited me to attend the May 5, Mexico City, conference as had Don Schmitt. My expenses would be paid. My first thought was that since I would be asked about my views, as the original civilian investigator of the Roswell crashed saucer event, it would be nice to have first hand information. I read as much as I could, positive and negative. I have not held copies of the slides. I could find no convincing information that there is any connection between the slides and Roswell. How would an outsider gain access to the real bodies? I worked under security for 14 years and have been to classified facilities in New Mexico. The barriers are tough. I have seen no specific data to convince me that these are phony. But that doesn’t establish a connection with Roswell events. Yes, I am still convinced that alien spacecraft with bodies on board crashed near Corona, in the Plains of San Augustin, and near Aztec. But I don’t want to appear to add legitimacy by my presence in Mexico City in the absence of serious evidence of the slides being what is being claimed they are. Absence of evidence is NOT evidence of absence and I have a large “gray” basket.

Stanton Friedman

Note: Originally published at the UFO Chronicles.

6 comments:

Ryan P. said...

When not even Friedman will back your Roswell dog and pony show you know that you're in real trouble.

Drake Gilliland said...

There is a limit. At some point everyone has to say to themselves "oh, no, this goes beyond what I'll put up with."

Terry the Censor said...

> Absence of evidence is NOT evidence of absence and I have a large “gray” basket.

He couldn't help throw in a couple clanging non-sequitars at the end.

Loki said...

Welcome back, Paul, if only for #RoswellSlideFestDay.

purrlgurrl said...

When "Mr. Roswell" won't go near the slides event even holding his nose, you gotta know the foul stench is overpowering.

Apologies to Stan, but I'm kinda hoping this finally starts nailing shut Roswell's coffin. UFOs might be a real phenomenon (nothings been conclusively proven either way), but when it comes to Roswell by now all but the most deluded should have realized there's no there there.

Tom said...

Great to hear from Stan on this. His absence from the charade will bode well for him going forward.