Famed UFO researcher Stanton Friedman is dead at 84:
As the article notes, Mr. Friedman made the Roswell UFO incident a matter of mainstream conversation. But this would not do justice to the full range of Mr. Friedman's contributions to ufology. In many ways, Mr. Friedman joined a very small list of people with the credentials and the research abilities to make the field respectable. In many ways he was the "father of modern ufology." The field has lost someone irreplaceable.