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Francis L. Ridge
Born on October 13, 1942, Mr. Ridge is an experienced and respected researcher and investigator involved in the serious study of the UFO phenomena in an official capacity since 1960. Starting out as head of the NICAP Subcommittee (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena) in Indiana (1960-1970), his 7-man team was one of the rapid response teams used by the University of Colorado UFO Project in 1968. Ridge served as State Section Director for the Mutual UFO Network (1972-1986) and later became the MUFON State Director (1986-1995). As head of the MUFON Indiana Group he was in charge of Indiana's Rapid Deployment Team of over 30 FIs (Field Investigators), gleaned from over 150 hand-selected trainees. Ridge was also a Field Investigator for CUFOS (J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies). He has investigated hundreds of cases and his computerized Regional Sighting Information Database lists over 4,000 entries for the region covering Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky & Tennessee. Ridge simultaneously operated and directed the UFO Filter Center and UFO detection effort called the MADAR Project (1970-1995). In 1997, Mr. Ridge began official work on a website which was authorized on December 15th as the NICAP UFO web site, a major special evidence cataloging project for internet use based on evidence collected by the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena. He is also the project coordinator for The Nuclear Connection Project, a small group of researchers working on reports of UFOs over nuclear sites.

Book written by Francis Ridge:
Regional Encounters: The FC Files (1994)

 

Source: http://www.nicap.org/bios/ridge.htm
 
 
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