Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 13, 1978 · Page 18
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 18

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18—Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Friday, January 13, 1978 By JOHN LEIGHTY HAYWARD (UPI) — Irt Stanton T. Friedman's den is a portrait of a visitor from outer space. • The photograph is of a sculpture made from the recollections of a New Hampshire man while under hypnosis after he and his wife ' claimed they were taken aboard a UFO in 1961. Barney Hill's description of the aliens, first done as a sketch, was used by Universal Pictures to make masks for the extraterrestrial visitors in the TV film, "The UFO Incident." Other less-publicized "close encounters'' occur frecfuently between earthlings and off- the-planet spaceships and their inhabitants, according to '.Friedman, a nuclear physicist and technical adviser rin the film, • "This is but one of hundreds of reports of creatures observed near UFO's around the world," said Friedman, who worked for 14 ye^rs in space' related nuclear fields before becoming a full-time .UFOlogist — an expert on ' Unidentified Flying .Objects. As the only space scientist in North America known to be devoting full-time to UFO's, Friedman has been collecting data on the field for the past 19 years. So much, in fact, he doesn't usually get excited over new sightings. "Most of them are typical. After looking at 200 landing cases, it's dull," said the goateed scientist, who has ' lectured at' more, than 350 colleges in 47' states on the topic, "Flying Saucers ArC' Real. , , "Sightings by ' quite respectable people are much more common than most people expect," said Friedman. "Reporting arid detailed investigation of those sightings is much less common than I would like." During a cross-country tour last month, said Friedman, he received four reports of military-related sightings. , Ohe was from an Air Force security specialist who said he was monitoring a Cuban jet fighter's broadcast in 1%7 when the pilot radioed that he had just 'seen his partner's jet disintegrate while trying to shoot .down a UFO. The two^ jets had been scrambled aftpr an unidentified "bogey" appeared on a Cuban radar screen, the specialist said.' Tapes of the conversation, in which the pilot radioed hysterically that the lead jet disintegrated without smpke or flame, were sent" to National Security Agency headquarters, which instructed that the loss be listed as equipment malfunction, Friedman said. , "It's like looking for pieces of a puzzle.; These are examples of over 80 such reports I've heard." In nearby Belmont,' one of Friedman's colleagues. Dr. Jacques Vallee, Scares his sentiments. Vallee, a prototype of the role played by actor Francois Truffaut in the movie, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," is a computer scientist who works for the Institute of the Future. He'has fed 3,000 "creature sightings" into data banks so that reported encounters with UFO's can quickly be cross-referenced and compared. The Columbia Pictures movie, by the way, was criticized as "inaccurate" by Friedman. • "Close Encounters is vjsiially spectacular — a feast for the eyes — but ufologicalty a disaster," said Friedman, adding that it' was "about 20 percent legitimate and 80 percent overdone." Despite the skepticism that still surrounds the topic of UFO's, Friedman says the "laughter curtain" has recently lifted somewhat. However, he say's there is a government coverup, a kind of "Cosmic' Watergate" surrounding reported UFO sightings, and he believes space scientists should look at the existing evidence rather th&n shove it aside. NASA's recent decision to shelve„,,a proposal to study UFO phenomenon was done "without a good look at the facts and to avoid a controversial area," Friedman says. ' In contrast, he notes, the French space agency KaS recently initiated a study of UFO phenomenon, particularly in regard to developing advanced propulsion systems. THE SHEIK LIVES: Rita Hay worth and Glenn Ford have been chosen for the 1977 Rudolph Valentino Prize, given annually by the U.N. International Children's Emergency Fund. They'll receive their trophies at a benefit ceremoiiy Jan. 21 in Bari, Italy — and leave hand prints in cement slabs at Valentino's statue in nearby Castellaneta — the silent film idol's hometown. YOUR PERSONAL GUIDE TO ere to VISIT IN UPPER LAKE 17 Varieties of Pizza Oven Baked Sandwiches Spaghetti —Salads OPEN 11:30 A.M. DAILY. « PIZZA TO GO 275-2551 Just a short, pleasant drive from any place In Lake or Mendocino for ttie best pizza In ttiis or any other county. 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