Stanton Friedman Day 2022

Stanton Friedman Day 2022

The Fredericton Region Museum is planning an “Out Of This World” experience on Saturday August 27 when it marks the 15th anniversary of Stanton Friedman Day. The day-long event celebrates the incredible life and career of the world’s most famous Ufologist, Stanton Friedman, who called the capital city home for four decades.

Stanton Friedman Day 2022 starts at 10 am on Saturday, August 27 and features UFO themed, family fun arts and crafts, face-painting and games. Prizes will be awarded for the best alien costume and to the winner of the Stanton Friedman look alike contest. Tours of the “Stanton Friedman Is Out Of This World” exhibit will take place all day and presentations in the afternoon will focus on Stanton’s impact on the world of UFology. Weather permitting, activities will be held outside under the arches and on the museum balcony. COVID restrictions apply inside the museum.

Born in New Jersey, Stanton Friedman moved to Fredericton in the early 1980s where he lived with his wife and daughter. He was the leading authority on UFOs and alien abductions and was called “the father of Roswell” – a reference to the famous alien crash near Roswell, New Mexico.

A dual citizen, Stanton traveled extensively from his home base in Fredericton to far flung places across Canada, the US, Europe and elsewhere. He wrote nearly one dozen books, appeared in hundreds of television and radio documentaries and talk shows including Larry King Live, Sally Jesse Raphael and even Unsolved Mysteries. Stanton gave presentations on UFOs to more than 600 colleges and more than 100 professional groups the world over. He lectured in 10 provinces, 50 states, and 19 countries, appeared twice at the United Nations and provided written testimony to Congressional hearings.

Stanton received numerous Lifetime Achievement Awards and was inducted into the UFO Hall of Fame in Roswell, New Mexico. His work was celebrated by the City of Fredericton when it declared August 27, 2007, Stanton Friedman Day. Over the years, he received many honours and recognitions, but one of his favourite  was when he was featured as the character “Dr. Stanton” in an Archie comic book! When he died in May 2019, his obituary appeared in the New York Times.

Guided tours will be offered in the Stanton Friedman Is Out Of This World exhibit, which features artifacts and archival documents on loan from the Friedman family. It also contains never before seen archival documents from his vast collection donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick in 2018-2019.

The Stanton Friedman is Out Of This World exhibit was supported with a grant from the City of Fredericton, Arts, Culture and Heritage grant program and the York Sunbury Historical Society.

For more information, please contact or call 506-455-6041.