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              The BRIEFING ROOM       

June 17, 2021

Greetings Everyone,
The top news is the report due to Congress this month. This report , which comes after a slow, four-year drip of reporting and government admissions on UFO sightings, could be delivered to Congress any day now. Regardless of what’s in it, the release will be the most direct and substantive U.S. government account of what officials call unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) ever made public.
https://www.nicap.org/Pentagon_Report/

 (Read my short paper here)

Be sure to check out and subscribe to the NICAP Official YouTube page at:
youtube.com/channel/UC3ad-mPxFsHjA5yoIHvRACQ.
My latest short paper regarding a NASA release concerning technosignatures:
https://www.lunascan.com/papers/ridge/TechnoSignatures.pdf
Also, the Lunascan Project site has been analyzing a new UFO video of objects observed moving over the moon:
https://www.lunascan.com/Endymion/Endymion.htm
https://lunascan.com/videos/Multiple_UFOs_Cross_The_Moon_And_Leave_Shadows_2020.mp4

NIMITZ/PRINCETON ENCOUNTER
The Nimitz/Princeton UAP encounter case directory of 2004 has been updated
http://www.nicap.org/20041114USS_Nimitz_dir.htm
This report is almost 300 pages and should turns some heads.
 
NICAP BASEBALL CAPS
These great-looking caps supporting  the NICAP effort are available at:
http://www.nicap.org/materials.htm

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ROUTINE NICAP WORK
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LOOKING FOR DATA ON UAP REPORTS & THE CHRONOS
THE most important place on the NICAP site for researching over a century of UFO events is the Index of Chronos.
The date of the incident may vary due to false information, but most people would probably just "Google-up" a UFO case and find some story to go with it somewhere on the internet.  But the best way would be to go to the place where the NICAP A-Team used critical thinking to process an incident worth reading about, and that would be the appropriate NICAP Chrono. Cases are filed by year. But if one Googles-up a case and adds ",nicap" they will most probably find the case directory (for even "explained" cases) with all the supporting docs, comments, rating, etc, AND a link note that the case is on a chrono. Cases on chronos without active links to directories are either not well supported (therefore no dir) or they have not yet been processed. (See more on the Chronos below)

NOTE TO NEW ENTHUSIASTS
We have added some new people and groups to our audience, so a brief description of our primary goal is in order.  No matter what you may think about UFOs and IFOs, the most important thing for NICAP is the continuation of work on the 130,000-plus documents that need to be processed, resized, made into pdf files and placed in the proper files and chronos. We do not want these documents to "disappear". Each case has a directory if it is worth doing and the dir has a synopsis and links to all docs and related material. Here is the file folder representing what we have accomplished so far the last few years:

MORE HISTORY ON THE CHRONOS 
The rest would be news to any new web searcher, but old news to any of our regular enthusiasts, and is repeated and updated at each briefing:

In 1997 I envisioned a web site with links to all the best UFO web sites at that time, along with some NICAP trivia, and data on casework. It was called "NICAP Interlink". Right after that simple beginning, and then being authorized to expand on the idea, I added the original UFO chronologies and began work on case directories. The chronos were skimpy. They had few cases from the Project Blue Book files and ended at 1963.

In  the fall of 2005 I began a major update of Richard Hall's NICAP UFO Sighting Chronologies. In nothing short of a crash program we produced qualitative and quantitative sighting summaries for the most important years in UFO history: 1947-1952. In December of 2005 we had posted a massive updated chrono on 1952. This included documentation but was basically a major update on sightings. By the end of 2006 we had drastically updated (with links to detailed key cases) incidents from pre-1947 to 1969. That total group encompassed the Air Force Project Blue Book years and the BB files. In January 2007 we established the goal to update the remaining chronos at a rate of one year per month, beginning with 1970. In July of that year we were able to add hundreds of foo-fighter sightings to the WWII period with the help of Keith Chester. The plan was to have all the chronos up and updated by March 15, 2010. We were able to accomplish that goal several months early.

RADCAT & AVCAT
In 2009 we began the second major project, the new RADCAT, which is the re-issue and processing of all the radar cases in the Blue Book files and elsewhere. Later we started another major project, AVCAT (Aviation Catalog), to update directories on old cases of sightings from aircraft, and I created dirs for new ones.

NICAP
The National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) was formed in 1956 and flourished through about 1970, and, as an organization with field investigators and consultants, declined gradually thereafter. For a more detailed story about NICAP please check papers/hall-IUR1994, Richard Hall. What we have today, many years later, is the existence of the NICAP web site, a tremendous repository of the evidence collected by NICAP and other sources to continue the goal of public information.

There have been millions of UAP sightings, but bonafide UAP events are more rare. We have more than 215,000 sightings on computer (UFOCAT, Donald A. Johnson). In addition we have massive evidence in the form of 11 different Categories

* Category 11 - 3,000-plus sightings from aircraft by Dr. Richard Haines and over 240 cases listed on the NICAP site with the AVCAT Project. To see the actual breakdown by month see:

http://www.nicap.org/avcat_brief.htm

* Category 10 - Over 200 cases involving a nuclear connection, several radiation injury cases, many incidents from Robert Hastings files.

* Category 9 - With the RADCAT Project we have produced over 460 radar case directories along with supporting documents from the Blue Book files. To see the actual breakdown and cases filed, see this doc report

http://www.nicap.org/radcat_brief.htm

* About 1700 U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book UNKNOWNS (Brad Sparks).
* Category 8 - Photographic Evidence. 12,199 cases (as of Sept 1, 2017) by Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos.
* Category 7 - Humanoid Cases (hundreds) and Abduction Reports
* Category 6 - Over 5600 Physical Trace cases documented, 4104 involving UFO visual sightings (CUFOS).
* Category 5 - Medical Cases. Being compiled
* Category 4 - Over a hundred cases of UFO sightings involving animal reactions on the NICAP site alone by Joan Woodward.
* Category 3 - E-M Effects. Over 500 cases associated with UFO sightings (CUFOS) and 185 E-M cases documented involving UFOs near aircraft (Dr. Richard Haines). 250 listed on the NICAP site. 144 compass needle cases listed by Eric Herr.
* Category 2 - Hundreds, if not thousands, of excellent close encounters by credible observers whose testimony in court would be taken at face value
* Category 1 - Probably millions of reports of nighttime objects (Nocturnal Lights) or daylight objects seen at a distance.

The NICAP site is the number one source of the best evidence and covers material from the dawn of the UFO age. If you would like to participate in email discussions on nicapresearchgroups@Googlegroups.com or file information, please email me at the address below


Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator & Archivist
(812) 490-0094
skyking42@gmx.com
5847 River Walk Circle, Newburgh, Indiana, 47630