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Friedman, a nuclear physicist and noted "UFOlogist" (Crash at Corona: The Definitve Study of the Roswell Incident, Marlowe, 1994), examines the documentary evidence for the existence of a clandestine government group called "Majestic-12" (sometimes shortened to "MJ-12" or "Majic"), supposedly formed in 1947 to deal with the remains of a crashed flying saucer near Roswell, New Mexico. The U.S. government has consistently denied there ever was such an incident or group. Friedman attempts to authenticate purported MJ-12 documents that mysteriously appeared in 1984 and 1994. He also refutes arguments by debunkers such as Carl Sagan and Phillip Klass and criticizes the findings in Kevin D. Randle and Donald R. Schmitt's recent The Truth About the UFO Crash in Roswell (LJ 6/1/94). Included here for the first time is part of a 1984 "Special Operations Manual" for the recovery and disposal of extraterrestrial entities and technology. If authenticated, it would lend credence to Friedman's belief in a governmental cover-up he terms a "cosmic Watergate." While this book is speculative to some degree, Friedman operates mostly as a scientist, carefully weighing all evidence before coming to a conclusion. Recommended for public and academic libraries.?Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fredonia Lib.
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The Majestic-12 documents are controversial adjuncts to the now famous UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. Obtained under unusual circumstances, they refer to a top-secret research operation created by President Truman to coordinate the study of debris and alien bodies recovered from the crash site. Although the documents are considered by many historians and ufologists to be hoaxes, Friedman has studied them intensively and answers criticisms in great detail. He reviews the most recently discovered document, an alleged 1954 manual for the recovery and disposal of extraterrestrial entities and technology, as well as the notorious "alien autopsy" film that was broadcast on the Fox network in 1995. This book will delight those who can't get enough of crashed saucers and government cover-ups. George Eberhart --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Marlowe & Company (August 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569247412
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569247419
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,749,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stanton T. Friedman, a nuclear physicist with BS and MS degrees from the University of Chicago, is the best-known scientific ufologist in North America and probably the world. He has worked on classified fission and fusion nuclear propulsion systems for space exploration for companies such as General Electric. As a ufologist, he has lectured at more than 600 colleges in 50 states, 9 provinces, and 18 countries. He is co-author of the Roswell book, Crash at Corona, and the author of Top Secret/Majic. He has appeared on numerous TV documentaries including The History Channel and Sci-Fi Channel and hundreds of radio and TV programs. He lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By "ufowarrior" on February 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
Since Stanton Friedman is not only a nuclear physicist but is probably the most well-known personality in the the UFO field, it behooves us to pay attention to what he has to say about the subject of UFOs.
I have read his captivating and intriguing book TOP SECRET/MAJIC three times and recommend it highly for those interested in the most famous UFO case of all time -- Roswell.
The Roswell case is vitally important because if it happened, and I believe it did, this means at least one alien craft crashed on this planet and was recovered along with bodies. Those looking for proof regarding the existence of UFOs will find perhaps the most significant pieces of it here in this book.
By reading this book it will become evident to you that the powers that be consider Roswell to be one of the most, if not the most, highly classified matter of our time.
In my view, this book is a necessary read for the serious seeker of truth regarding the UFO phenomena.
And I wouldn't pay too much attention to those reviews you see that are critical of this book/author where said person did not include their name. If the critical person didn't have the courage to put their name on their own opinion then we have to wonder why.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 2, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Although the evidence for MAJIC and its original membership is reasonably certain, the prevailing notion is that the leaked documents themselves were forgeries. Friedman's meticulous analysis has changed my mind on this issue. It is well written, logically consistent and contains details on the lives of the 12 MAJIC members not available anywhere else. The only flaw, and a minor one, is that he still clings to the 2 July date for the crash (based on Brozel's questionable testimony), instead of the 4th (based on everyone elses)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John M Finney on December 27, 2001
Format: Paperback
But finding it is the real story. Nuclear scientist Stanton Friedman offers armchair UFO enthusiasts and debunkers an amazing view inside the world of UFO committees and conferences, hoaxed pictures and documents, the government's many records archives, unexplained UFO sightings, and the difficulties of obtaining information through the so-called "Freedom of Information Act". Although Friedman plainly states his pro-UFO sentiments, he nevertheless takes a scientific approach to analyzing the alleged MJ-12 government documents, code-named "MAJIC", anonymously leaked to fellow researchers Bill Moore and Jaime Shandera. After endless hours of archival research, dozens of dead-ended requests, interviews with relatives of deceased government officials, and his own attempts to prove the documents false through massive fact gathering, Friedman's inarguable conclusions add a startling and new dimension to what actually happened near Roswell in 1947, and bring to light the subsequent government and military activity designed to keep it secret. His dogged empirical analyses of each document is a fascinating detective story, one that will easily hold the attention of any reader interested in sifting through rumor, gossip, innuendo, and disinformation to reach a logical conclusion of fact.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 2001
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Most of this book concern's Friedman's focussed efforts to confirm the validity of a 1952 document from the Majestic-12 investigative panel. He takes the reader along with him as he tries, sometimes successfully, but more often not, to navigate the bureaucratic maze that has been assembled to hide UFO and ET information from the public. But his failures are also successes, in a way, showing that the US government has much to hide! Since recent indications suggest that Mars is inhabited by sentient beings, I found it interesting that the Majestic-12 panel was suggesting this, among themselves, even back in 1952. Besides this primary, narrow focus, Friedman gives his considered opinion on matters such as Bob Lazar, and on the alien autopsy film(s), with enough evidence and conviction that I am reconsidering my own earlier assessment. I recommend this book as one of the most solidly written, most thoroughly researched books in the UFO genre.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Boogie Man on April 30, 2008
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I was always somewhat skeptical regarding the MJ12 documents until I read this book. Stanton Friedman spent eleven years researching his conclusions, and countless hours in fifteen different archives, including the Truman and Eisenhower Archives and the National Archives. He has made numerous declassification requests under the FOIA, scanning the "finders guides" for any telling entries. He describes the Kafkaesque procedures within the maze of officialdom that have sometimes kept him waiting years for responses. Friedman is in absolutely no doubt that a secret as large as this "Cosmic Watergate" could easily have been kept by the military and the MJ Committee which was formed under President Truman by a special classified executive order on 24th September 1947 on the recommendation of Dr. Vannevar Bush and Secretary James Forrestal. Besides these two the other ten members were a mixture of trusted scientists and military men. The MJ12 documents comprising the Majestic 12 Briefing Document, the Cutler Twining Memo, and the Special Operations Manual, deal with the current state of knowledge (1953-4) concerning EBE's (Extra Terrestrial Biological Entities), their craft, and procedures for removing them secretly to secure facilities. The documents support the conviction of Friedman that an extra- terrestrial vehicle crashed at Corona, outside of Roswell. Having had experience as a nuclear physicist on the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Program at General Electric, Friedman believes that alien technology has indeed been fed into the military/industrial complex via the Pentagon's Foreign Technology Division; he cites the transistor as an example.Read more ›
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