| Fran Ridge:
Nov. 20, 1973; Mt. Vernon, Indiana
6:50 a.m. Primary witness was a conductor on a L&N train that had just had an encounter with a UFO before he called in his report to me at the UFO Filter Center at Mt. Vernon. They had gone through Mt. Vernon and were headed East nearing the Lamont crossing, 2-miles east of the city of Evansville. A nocturnal light incident preceded this close encounter. When they neared Caborn (6-7 miles east of Mt. Vernon), the conductor told the rear conductors by intercom that they had seen a real bright light behind them. When they got near St. Phillips, the rear conductor reported that there now was a train following them, on the same track. The RR blocking system showed something approaching them. One of the diesel engine units overheated and the train was immobilized. When the object behind the train backed away, the blocking system showed the object retreating. The diesel unit was now restarted and the train, loaded down with coal, made it up the hill and on into Evansville. See full report. (UFO Filter Center, FI Francis Ridge, MUFON SSD).
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reports/mtvernon_report.htm (Fran Ridge)