Statement of Position on UFOs:
"There is no doubt that most UFOs are actually IFOs. For the subset of events that cannot be explained, there is a group of sightings that demonstrates solid objects under intelligent control. I am convinced that these objects are somebody else's craft. Although I cannot prove that the intelligence behind the phenomena is ET in nature, I consider the ETH to be the least unlikely. I also feel that there is a nuclear connection (or one that indicates a cause and effect relationship with serious world events that could lead to a nuclear threat) and that the evidence in the form of military sightings indicates an overt military-type operation."
1986 - Obtained his first computer and continued work on his computer
database for the GDR work which listed over 4,000 entries for
the region covering Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky
& Tennessee. Became Indiana's MUFON State Director and FI
for the Center for UFO Studies. Set up State Section
Directors (SD's) and trained and tested 150 potential field
investigators in Indiana's 92 counties. The Indiana group rapid
deployment team consisted of approximately 30 active FI's
throughout this period. Ridge investigated hundreds of cases.
1994 - Published his first book on UFOs, "Regional Encounters: The FC Files."
With the help of a kind and intelligent neighbor lady and
retired school teacher named Carol Fischer and some computer
issues, Ridge was dragged, kicking and screeming, into the realm
of the internet. With the aid of email and websites Ridge was
introduced to Dan Wilson and the Project Blue Book "gems". By
now Jean Waskiewicz had joined the trio and serious work on very
important UFO documents began to be placed on the new web
2010 - An amazing discovery. MADAR records for 1997 showed a correlation between MADAR-15 and the famous WOW! Signal!
2014 - Constructed new updated MADAR UFO detection system, re-established the project with a web site on February 1, 2014. Began work on a regional sighting database (UFO Intelligence Summary) and spotter group sinvolving police, sheriff, state police, and airport control tower personnel.
In August the Lunascan Project created LIMO
Francis Ridge is married to Carolyn (Walls) Ridge and has four
children (3 boys and 1 girl), six grandchildren and four great
618 Davis Drive
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
1973-1986 - Monthly Status Report - Sent to law enforcement officers, news media and airport control tower in tri-county region
1986-1996 - Monthly, Newsletter, MUFON Indiana Monthly, UFO Intelligence Newsletter
1994 - Book, "Regional Encounters: The FC Files"
2006 - The Mantell Incident: Anatomy of an investigation, a 60-year-old cover-up
Air Force Figures Tell Real Story: 88.79% Unexplained (Fran Ridge)
Roswell & The Wave 0f '47 - Too Many Coincidences (Fran Ridge)
The 1975 SAC Base Northern Tier Overflights (Fran Ridge)
A Puzzling Radar Incident (Fran Ridge)
Observational Evidence of the "Sorensen Effect, Domes, Etc. (Fran Ridge)
The Sighting Wave of 1967 - Indiana (Fran Ridge)
A Mock Congressional Hearing: The Ruppelt Record (Fran Ridge)
Engineers Praise Disc Performance (Fran Ridge)
The Case For Flying Saucers (Fran Ridge)
Regional Encounters: The FC Files [Complete 170-page book] (Fran Ridge)
UFOs, the AISS, and Air Force Interest After Blue Book (Fran Ridge)
The MADAR Project (Fran Ridge)
The UFO Sighting Wave Of 1965 (Fran Ridge/NCP)
MADAR 15 & The "WOW" Signal (Fran Ridge/NCP)
200 Miles Up: The Boys Upstairs (Fran Ridge/NCP)
Pandora's Box: What Have we Done? (Fran Ridge/NCP)
National Security Files, Missing Files, The Nuclear Key (Fran Ridge/NCP)
The Cuban Missile Crisis & UFOs (Fran Ridge/NCP)
A Project Is Born (Fran Ridge/NCP)