This week I reached out to Fran Ridge who has been hosting the NICAP website for
quite a few years. You can find it at www.nicap.org. It contains a wealth of
information about UFOs that might not be found anywhere else, and given Fran’s
knowledge about the subject, it is one of the most credible sites on the web.
You can listen to the program here:
We did discuss a sighting that Fran had send out to what he thinks of as his “A” team, which is a group of researchers who have some expertise in various areas of human knowledge. They’re not only just those who have been around the UFO field for a long time, but people trained in other fields as well. The point was that he’d sent the limited details of the sighting and within twenty-four hours, a number of us had provided additional detail. That information can be found at:
I thought it was a rather interesting exercise and it did point out the value of having something like the “A” team available. Not only that, but we get to eliminate a sighting from the list that was dubious, but we also found another from around the same time that is much more interesting. All the details are in the posting.
One of the areas that we explored, all too quickly, was the Thomas Mantell case from January 1948. Fran mentioned an analysis that he had completed with a number of others including Brad Sparks. Jean Waskiewicz, and Dan Wilson. Their conclusions do not mirror my own. Fran did send a link to their analysis which can be found at the NICAP website, as can be mine. All that information follows this post as well.
Next week’s guest: Ben Moss
Topic: Encounters in the Desert (my Socorro book) and information that Ben has found in the last few months about the case.