I am currently taking a much needed winter break, while I ponder a new research direction. I very much enjoy doing historical research at archival collections, so this may be my new focus. I am very much interested in the major government studies on UFOs. As always, I will share my findings with you.
It has been a whirlwind summer and autumn, with the publication of my new book, with Denise Stoner, The Alien Abduction Files. My colleague and mentor Stanton Friedman wrote the foreword. I took part in over 100 radio and 5 televised interviews from May through September. In addition to this, I presented lectures in Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. You can understand why I'm taking a short break. This work has been exhausting.
My husband and I vacationed along the Mediterranean coast on a cruise ship for two weeks in September. It was great to get away for some enjoyment and learning. What an experience it was to walk the streets of Barcelona, Spain, and to stand in the Coliseum in Rome! Florence and Pisa were beautiful and the views from Santorini, Greece, on the rim of a collapsed volcano, were breathtaking. We visited the ancient sites in Athens and viewed the ruins at Pompeii. This area of the world is rich in history and holds many lessons that we all should heed.
As MUFON's Director of Abduction Research, I've been busy reviewing abduction reports that come into the MUFON's Case Management System and offering information and guidance to field investigators. For over a year, I worked with a team of MUFON volunteers and professional consultants to develop new training materials and tools to facilitate the abduction investigation process. We now have clear evidence collection procedures for an alien abduction and updated investigation protocols. I have made the decision to step back from investigation in order to focus upon research. MUFON's volunteer field investigators deserve the highest praise for their dedication and commitment to unbiased investigation.
I've recently begun to develop a website for experiencers at www.cerea-int.com. If you are an experiencer and would like to share your information with others, please write to me. I'm accepting articles, sketches and photos. It is my hope that experiencers will solve the alien abduction mystery, but we'll have to work together to reach this goal.
. Stanton T. Friedman is my coauthor on two books, Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience and Science Was Wrong.Denise Stoner (right) is my coauthor on The Alien Abduction Files.
“The topic of alien abduction is complex and controversial. This book comes closer than others, bringing clarity to the haze of controversy. Marden and Stoner have done a fine job with this groundbreaking investigation of fascinating multi-witness cases. While alien motivations remain unclear, this foundational work brings clarity to personal events by experiencers. Very well done indeed.”
Stanton Friedman (Foreword written by Stan Friedman)
Did you know that it is against the law to record anyone’s statements without their consent? I was recently at a conference when two young men asked me several personal questions. I replied in a personal manner. When we had finished our discussion, one said, “Oh by the way, we’ve been recording your statements.” I replied, “You can’t do that. It’s against the law.” If these individuals disseminate the content of my private statements they could face criminal charges.
Nearly every state has strict laws regarding surreptitiously recording telephone or in- person conversations. The laws in your state are available at http://www.rcfp.org/rcfp/orders/docs/RECORDING.pdf/
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The MUTUAL UFO NETWORK awarded me the "Researcher of the Year" trophy. (Photo credit: Harry Drew)
The State of NH erected this historical marker on Route 3, North Lincoln, one mile north of the Hills' close encounter field and on the Indian Head Resort's property. (Credit: Peter Spanos)
The International UFO Congress and Open Minds honored Stanton T. Friedman with the "Lifetime Achievement Award". See his acceptance speech at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDq-ThNqBfY
Photo by Alejandro Rojas