The life and work of legendary UFO researcher Stanton Friedman will be celebrated later this year by way of an exhibit at a museum in Canada. The display honoring the famed ufologist, who passed away in May of 2019, is reportedly the brainchild of the Fredericton Region Museum. According to the director of the site, the concept actually arose, in a somewhat roundabout way, from Friedman himself when he called them back in 2017 with the idea of fashioning his research materials into a museum.
"I said, 'Stanton that's a big undertaking,'" recalled Melynda Jarratt, who recounted visiting Friedman's home and seeing an enormous cache of papers and artifacts. "Anybody who has been to Stanton's house knows that is an experience in itself," she said, "it was a museum." In light of the daunting nature of the proposed task, Jarratt instead suggested that he donate the materials to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. He subsequently did just that and the group is currently working on their own project cataloging the proverbial Friedman files.
When the researcher passed away last year, Jarratt remembered her earlier conversation with Friedman and decided that the site should honor the man who had long ago come to call the city of Fredericton his home and had become something of a local celebrity. Find out about the museum's plans for their forthcoming Friedman exhibit at the Coast to Coast AM website.