Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 06:03:43 -0600
Dec. 28, 1989; Mt. Vernon, IN: Object Seen / E-M Effects On R/C Toy, Lights
From: fran ridge <>
December 28th, 1989; Mt. Vernon, Indiana
Strange things started happening right at home, at 8:10 PM. I was watching television. My nine-year-old son's Christmas gift, a remote controlled car, was acting as if it had a mind of its own. He was having trouble controlling it. The table lamp we have on one end of the family room was equipped with a touch control and, for some reason; it had been turning on and off every time the phone rang! In other words, if the light was off and the phone rang, it turned on the light. On the next ring the light would go brighter, just as if you had touched it. On the third ring it would go off. 

My son was told to put the toy away since there was a lot of RF radiation from all the new remote controlled appliances and toys since Christmas, but he kept on trying and kept on complaining. Then, within a minute or two, the "touch-light" in the family room went out, then came on. I remarked, jokingly, 'I wonder if we have poltergeists? At that point the front door burst open and my 13-year-old daughter and her two friends came screaming in. "Dad, come out here quick!" I ran outside. There in the east, just two-three blocks away, was the most brilliant reddish-orange navigation light I'd ever seen, and I have seen DC-10's on the runway. This was brighter and the wrong color. In the binoculars the bright red-orange light was alone except for a white strobe which was in the lead as the object (shape of which I couldn't see) made a turn toward the southeast. There was no green wing light observed (could have been obstructed), and no white nav light at all on this craft. Most noticeable was the fact that if this was an airplane or helicopter, there WAS NO SOUND! It was very low, approximately 10-degrees, and close enough that there should have been a jet or prop engine, or helicopter blade noise. Also, this was NOT an ultra light.

The object, based on its departure path, must have passed almost directly over the house at low level, going west to east, then turning southeast. Based on its course and the timing the object must have been in close proximity about the time of the interference, unless this was all a coincidence. The object faded low in the distance still heading southeast.

The very next day my neighbor, frustrated with his new garage door opener, tore it out and installed another one!

("Reginal Encounters: The FC Files", page 128, Fran Ridge)