the Project HARVEST
2018 UFO Chronology

MADAR-III operational in April!

Updated 5 Sept 2018

Jan 4, 2018; Over Wyoming
About 1:00 PM.  Enormous craft, seen by 4 people, at 55,000 ft, from the window of a private jet flying from Seattle, Washington to Lakeland, Florida.  There were four people on the flight, the pilot, the co-pilot, a man and his wife (the reporting witness). More  details at 20180104wyoming.htm

Jan. 10, 2018; Ashland, Kentucky
8:00 a.m. Witness and a neighbor observed an alleged rotating disc with lighted windows. It appeared to be hovering about 2 to 3 miles from their position. They provided three photos of the event but object appears to be much closer and a ground target. (MUFON CMS)

Jan 13, 2018; about a mile north of Cedarville, Illinois
12:00 AM. Witness reported a shiny, reflective, cigar-shaped object pass over his field of vision while driving on highway 26. The object went from NW to the E over the horizon before leaving his FOV. About 45 seconds later, a second object appeared in the NW and again passed over him. Halfway through it appeared to descend suddenly straight down without changing its angle, like a helicopter. It descended for 3-4 seconds before heading in the same direction as the first object. A third object appeared from the NW and followed roughly the same direction as the previous two. Entire encounter lasted roughly 6-7 minutes or less. (MUFON CMS)

Jan. 20, 2018; Malmstrom AFB, Montana
Contact at OSI Malmstrom AFB reported that another sighting has occurred over a launch facility causing a power outage for ten minutes. Object described as over half an acre in size. Described only as black. If contacted, Malmstrom will confirm power outage but nothing more. Source considered reliable.

Jan. 24, 2018; nr Malmstrom AFB, Montana
Object observed near/over a launch facilty, described as half an acre in size. Power outage reported. (Under investigation by MUFON)

Jan 25, 2018; Cannonsburg, Kentucky
Approx. 9:20 p.m. A couple were driving down State Route 5 when they noticed some abnormally bright lights in an area free of homes or structures. What first drew their attention was how bright the lights were, and being very familiar with the area tyhey knew there was no explanation within the realm of normalcy to explain the sighting. One witness felt particularly ill immediately before and following the event. Another factor that perplexed them was that the apparent aircraft failed to produce any sound. The craft was larger than any commercial airliner. They immediately went home to research and look for similar stories as to what they had just encountered. Primary witness stated that the other person was previously a die hard skeptic. (MUFON CMS)

Jan. 27, 2018; Evansville, Indiana
6:00 p.m. Two anonymous witness were driving near Harmony Way and Cave Avenue on Evansville's west side Saturday night when they saw some strange lights moving across the sky. The objects, described as orbs (color not mentioned) that were dropping out of the clouds, two at a time, then heading west to east across Evansville before turning SE. One source says 3 sets of two orbs, another newspaper article says eight orbs. Moving pretty fast they were gone in about 6 minutes. Witnesses took videos with their cell phone and they reported a military jet was following the objects. A check by FI indicates FAA confirmed no mil jet but a conventional aircraft was on the radar at 37,9000. (MUFON, Phil Leech).


Feb. 24, 2018; Southern Arizona
Bt. roughly 3:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. local. A series of strange events occurred high up in the flight-levels above Southern Arizona.  N71PG, a Learjet 36 belonging to Phoenix Air, and American Airlines Flight 1095, an Airbus A321, had independent close encounters with a strange craft flying at around 40,000 feet. The planes were flying east at about 37,000 feet between the Sonoran Desert National Monument and the New Mexico border when the incident took place. t 2018-02-24-FAA-Southern Arizona.mp3


March 3, 2018; Lagrange, Indiana
2:14 PM. Sitting at desk looking over photos from previous night's ISS pass over, witness heard what he thought to be a snow plow coming around the corner from the SE, but there was no snow on ground. Had to be jets based on the sounds. He grabbed his camera next to him and got to the door in seconds, the sound intensifying as two A-10s flew over the... More details at  20180303lagrange.htm

March 4, 2018; Tacoma, Washington
8:45 PM. Witness went outside to take the garbage to the alley and noticed a red glowing object (not blinking) off to the east, estimated at about a mile or two away  It was about 30 degrees above the horizon, at first assumed to be a helicopter or a plane since there's a military base and airports nearby. But he noticed it was travelling faster than any military aircraft he'd ever seen, and being as close as it was it made absolutely no noise. It traveled left to right really fast, then stop instantly, then went back in the opposite direction and instantly stopped, then returned to right again "super fast". It moved off towards the SE very quickly and he lost sight of it. (MUFON CMS)

March 16, 2018; Mt. Pleasant, New Zealand
7:56 PM, local. Lady reported an object described as an orange/yellow orb was observed to move towards her and up a 400' hill. Street lights went out. (NICAP)

March 19, 2018; Norwood, Ohio
10:20 AM. The man was on his way to work, and was stopped at a traffic light, noticed the object moving. At first he thought it was a plane but it had no wings. then maybe a blimp, but it was too small. it was pill shaped, white with a dark band from top to bottom. It seemed to be coming in for a decent and was moving at a good rate of speed. He thought this was odd because there were no landing fields in the area. It was not very high up and he lost view of it behind the nearby building. He estimate the size as 30 foot long by 10 feet high. He was very interested in the object and it seemed to move slow and silently but his next turn was away from its path. (MUFON CMS)

March 20, 2018; Mt. Vernon, Indiana
Approx 6:30 AM. Witness known to this office reported he was driving to work on hwy 62 (Newburgh to Mt. Vernon) at a point between Caborn Rd. and Gun Club Rd. when he saw an object through his windshield that caught his eye. He had to lean a little forward to see it and he only observed it for about 4 secs. He had to look back at the road and lost the emerald green end-of-pencil-like object . His wife was in a different vehicle and later she said that a man had called the radio station and had seen something as well. Weather was clear and sun was just coming up. (MADAR Cntr)

March 23, 2018; Norris City, IL MADAR Node 115
11:43  (Thirty-five miles to the west of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, MADAR Node 115 was triggered. Was also triggered six days later,  March 29, at 10:05).



After two years of research & development, the MADAR-III DataProbe system was operational. Beginning with a little over a dozen prototypes at the beginning of the year the system was now operating with about forty devices, two dozen running 24/7 and sixteen in test mode or being put into place.


May 5, 2018; Norris City, IL  MADAR Node 115

May 6, 2018; South Bend, Indiana
23:51 Observer saw a light zig-zagging and maneuvering at incredible speed (MUFON)
May 6, 2018 Millerton, Pennsylvania  MADAR Node 104

May 11, 2018; Dallas, Oregon
22:30. Witness opened the front door and had just taken a step outside when he saw the object. It had immediately caught his eye as it was at eye level and very very bright. He called for his mother to see it as she had talked about seeing something similart before but in a different direction. They both stood in front of the door and could clearly see the object ... More details at 20180511dallas.htm

May 11, 2018; Marysville, Washington
21:58.  A maneuvering white point of light was seen by witness going from S/SW to N/NE beginning at 11:21:58 pm and lasting 3 minutes with astronomical twilight occurring at 10:59 PM PDT. It appeared somewhat similar to a satellite after twilight except for the maneuvering (snakelike anomalistic motion) and intermittent loss of lighting. Satellites should still be visible this soon after ... More details at 20180511marysville.htm

May 11, 2018; Mountlake Terrace, WA  MADAR Node 100
21:59:27 Same time as above and 18 miles SW of Marysville)

May 21, 2018; Mountlake Terrace, WA  MADAR Node 100

May 21, 2018; Grandmound/Rochester, Washington
17:40. An observer told of a disc, imbedded in a super bright transparent sphere, travelling in a northerly direction. Witness had grabbed a pair of binoculars and had gotten a good view of the object. Within the space of approximately 30 seconds of viewing with binoculars the object had just blinked out. The object appeared to be at about 1500-2000 feet, and what surprised the witness was how very bright it was, so much so that it hurt his eyes to look at it and was even more painful with magnification. He was left with a temporary flash burn on his retina. His field of vision was unobstructed 20-30 miles left or right of center.. His son also watched it for 2-3 minutes before it blinked out. [90 mi from Node 100] (NUFORC)

May 23, 2018; Mt. Vernon, IN  MADAR Node 119

May 23, 2018; somewhere in Kentucky
19:30. Observer reported what looked like a missile shaped object going through the sky with no sound in broad daylight.  His family was outside and the 5 yr old was looking up at the moon when he shouted, "what is that"? They all looked up and saw the object flying over. Two pictures were taken, the best one provided here. Witness thought for sure it was an airplane, but upon zooming in he didn’t see any wings and it looked like a missile or blimp. Object was travelling even slower than a blimp. Then about 2 minutes later they saw a second one fly over.

May 26, 2018; Huntington, Long Island, NY
At 12:59 pm local time, a Piper PA-32R Saratoga (N161MA) was flying over Huntington during a trip between Minute Man Airfield in Massachusetts and Old Bridge Airport in New Jersey when the pilot encountered a strange object directly in front of his aircraft. He called air traffic controllers stating "I have an object in front of me, I don't know what More details at 20180526newyork.htm

May 31, 2018; Norwalk, CT Node 103

May 31, 2018; Lebanaon, Connecticut
23:35. Orb of white light flashing intermittently and changing direction over livestock farmland. Seven hours after alert and 92 miles from MADAR site. Primary witness, his brother, and girlfriend were outside when they noticed a white, intermittently flashing orb hovering behind trees in his backyard. It resembled car’s headlight but there was no road there. It disappeared and then reappeared seconds later above the treetops, flashing for a few seconds then disappeared again. It reappeared behind the trees, downward and to the right of where it was just seconds prior. Witnesses were freaked out and went inside the witness home and watched from the window to see if it reappeared, but it didn’t. It made no noise. Witness suspected it was possibly a drone but nobody lives anywhere even close to where the light appeared to be.(MUFON)


June 2, 2018; Concord, NH  MADAR Node 110

June 3, 2018; Tilton, NH
17:00  A glowing, yellowish-orange oval-shaped object left two large puffy condensation trails in the wake of rocketing acrosss the sky. (NUFORC)

June 3, 2018; Newington, CT MADAR Node 106

June 6, 2018; Concord, NH MADAR Node 110

June 7, 2018; Rye, New Hampshire
10:15  A bright orange orb or sphere was reportedly being chased by a helicopter. 20 secs.

June 8, 2018; Concord, NH  MADAR Node 10

June 9, 2018; Newington, CT  MADAR Node 106

June 9, 2018; Branford, Connecticutt
21:09. Pulsating orb travelled across sky and was recorded. 1 min (NUFORC)

June 9, 2018; Meriden, Connecticut
22:30. Witness noticed what looked like a fast-moving fireball shooting across the sky, but all of a sudden it slowed down. 20 mins.

June 10, 2018; Danbury, Connecticut
00:10. Some kind of craft flew overhead, just past midnight. This 15 sec sighting is mentioned only because of the incidents of the next day. (NUFORC)

June 11, 2018; Newington, CT  MADAR Node 106

June 11, 2018; Branford, Connecticut
23:10. For about eight minutes 8 oval lights in formation were seen flying E-W, then in a staggered formation but maintaining the same altitude. (NUFORC)

June 20, 2018; Long Island, New York
2018_06_20_Pilot Reports Puzzling UFO Encounter Over Long Island (1).mp3
June 27, 2018; Byron, California
00:00. Triangle. Three jets flying low and slow. (NUFORC)

June 27, 2018; Brentwood, California
00:07. Three aircraft, boomerang-shaped, silent. 7 mins (NUFORC)

June 27, 2018; Discovery Bay, California
12:08. Three objects, 3 cylinders each. Huge bright lights. 4 mins (NUFORC)

June 28, 2018; Watsonville, CA  MADAR Node 105

June 28, 2018; Pleasanton, California
22:15. Witnesses saw 3 bright lights in a tight formation, not moving. Sounds like the belt of Orion except that they were observed for only 10 mins. (NUFORC)

June 29, 2018; Toledo, Ohio
11:06; Witness was watching a bird fly overhead and noticed a shiny, cylinder-shaped object with a darker ring in the center flying over head as well. It was reportedly very high up in the air, yet seemed as large as a commercial sized plane. It was also going across the sky in a fairly fast rate of speed. It produced no sound and had no visible wings. Where he assumed the wings should be, there was a dark ring around the object. He did get 20 seconds of video as he stood there trying to figure out what he was watching before realizing that he needed to get his phone out to record. (NUFORC)

June 29, 2018; Laurelville, OH  MADAR Node 107


July 2, 2018; Bethleheam, PA
02:40.  Shape  Saturn-like   -  Close Encounter  CE2  Description -   saw huge object from afar (assumed vehicle) taking up whole road, got closer and recognized saucer shape and forbidden (?) startled badly  (C.M.S. Case number - 93046) [Note the characteristic CE time in "wee hours"]

July 2, 2018; Millerton, PA MADAR Node 104 Anomaly

July 2, 2018; Erie, Pennsylvania
11:30 PM. The witness works at a bayside outdoor bar as a doorman. He was collecting cover charges from patrons as they entered the bar and appreciating the bayfront skyline, most notably the Port Erie Bicentennial Tower which dominates the skyline view of Dobbins landing which is the name of the... More details at 20180702erie.htm

July 7, 2018; Mt. Vernon, IN  MADAR Node 119

July 7, 2018; Greenwood, Indiana
22:25. Two orange lights in formation observed over the city for about 2 mins. (NUFORC)

(MADAR Node at Greenwood was not in service)

July 8, 2018; Vernon, Connecticut
20:28. Triangular object, did not look like any type of aircraft the witness had ever seen. (NUFORC) More details at 20180708vernon.htm

July 8, 2018; Norwalk, CT  MADAR Node 103

July 14, 2018; Pico Rivera, CA
1:00 AM. The witness had just returned home from going to the local convenience store. As he exited his vehicle, he proceeded to move a few steps towards his open driveway gate, which he always closed after returning home. His driveway runs roughly E-Wt and the gate faces ESE. He saw a very bright, deep... More details at 20180714pico-rivera.htm)

July 14, 2018; Watsonville, CA, MADAR Node 105

July 15, 2018; Watsonville, CA  MADAR Node 105

July 15, 2018; Lathrop, California
16:30. Shiny silver disc-shaped object hovered in the sky about 10 seconds, witness blinked and it was gone. (NUFORC)

July 17, 2018; Watsonville, CA, MADAR  Node 105

July 17, 2018; Canyon Country, California
23:00. Witness noticed two starlike objects moving SW to NE overhead in staggered formation, then turn and align in tandem formation after shooting what appeared to be a missile. No flashing lights. Appeared similar to satellites / stars. Initially very bright then quickly dimmed. Missile object looked almost like a meteor and was orange in color with a short trail lasting only a few seconds. Objects did not flash or appear to have any lights like aircraft. Moving at a rate of speed similar to satellites and of the same light intensity and size. (MUFON CMS)

July 21, 2018; Norris City, IL, MADAR Node 115

July 21, 2018; Taylorsville, Indiana
22:07.  Witness was out for a walk with both her daughters and was about to head home when  her oldest remarked, "what is that in the sky". Witness looked up and saw a bright gold glowing (area),  so bright it lit up the surrounding clouds. Witness was reportedly "scared to death" but couldn't show it. She didn't want to alarm the kids. It didn't behave like a flare from the military base nearby and it didn't have blinking lights like an airplane, helicopter or drone. They sat there staring for what seemed like ten minutes, nd then, all of a sudden, it either shrank into nothing or it took off so fast it looked like it did. There was only one other witness that was in front of them. It was apparently above the military base (?). [Camp Atterbury] (MUFON CMS)

July 23, 2018; Cape Mears, Oregon
4:50 AM. Early in the morning the lady and her husband were sleeping in a tent very close to the oceans edge.  Suddenly they were both awakened by a strange sound outside theirur tent.  Their dogs did not bark at all. "I am a very sound sleeper, but I woke up and told my husband not to go outside, which he did anyway.  I waited in the tent until he called... More details at 20180723capemears.htm

July 29, 2018; Ashland, Kentucky
17:45.  Witness was walking his dog and noticed a cigar shaped object sitting stationary in the sky . Watch for a few seconds then took a few pictures , then watched it slowly take off towards the south . He has 2 dogs, so he went inside to take the 2nd dog for a walk up the street and noticed another cigar shaped object sitting in the sky and it was larger and had 2 lights on . The first object didn't seem to have it's light on and didn't look as large as the first one did . He has 8 pictures total . The second, smaller object was headed in the opposite direction of the first one . (MUFON CMS) [However, Ashland is 300 mi east of Newburgh]

August 6, 2018; Fairfield, Connecticut
10:05 AM. For two days, witnesses had seen multiple objects in the sky. They appeared like stars, but clearly moved and pulsated. They reported 4 objects last night (5th). It was as if they were in a grid spreading out for many miles over the sky, zigzagging in various directions but always returning to a fixed spot. Four of the witnesses saw the same thing. They reported over ten airplanes flying at various heights during this event and even saw space debris or satellites that went close by where these objects were. (MUFON CMS)

August 6, 2018; Norwich, Connecticut
13:05 (approx). Witness saw, what appeared to be a helicopter, free-fall to hover over the trees about a quarter mile from his building less than 1000 feet up. It moved side to side as if troubled with control. He thought it was going to crash, then it turned sideways and the sun shone off it brightly. It was not a helicopter and seemed maybe bullet shaped, of bright chrome. It continued to attempt control then steadied itself for a few seconds before flying straight up above the clouds. He could still see it through a hole in the clouds and watched until it shot off to his right, traveling fast enough that he only observed it again because the sun struck the chrome once more, before it was out of view. 5 mins. (NUFORC)

August 6, 2018; Newington, CT MADAR Node 106

August 16, 2018; Freemont, Indiana
00:00 (12:00 AM) Witness was outside taking dog to "do her business" and just looked across the road into wooded area. There was a bright red circular object that just appeared, then disappeared. Witness could not believe this was happening again. It had happened before (The other report involved two large red circular objects up in the sky but not any higher than a small plane. See report 94195. This time it was a much smaller object and only about 6 feet off the ground and in a wooded area. It was there a couple of minutes and then gone, witness didn't see it go in any direction, light just disappeared. (MUFON CMS) [Freemont is 170 NW of Indy]

August 16, 2018; Indianapolis, IN  MADAR Node 07

August 21, 2018; Newington, CT  MADAR Node 106

August 21, 2018; Eastford, Connecticut
19:00. Witness reported a massive, dark (black or dark gray), triangular object passing high over the treeline and below the clouds. It was the shape of an isosceles triangle, much wider in the rear, and the two rear corners had intermittently flashing lights. He was unsure of the color of the lights or even if they were colored. This huge object was moving south and there was no sound at first, but he then heard helicopter type sounds but no helicopters were visible. 1 min (NUFORC)

August 28, 2018; Las Vegas, Nevada
04:15. Witness was in his front yard. Directly across the street he saw a dark triangular object illuminated by moonlight and streetlight, gliding in the air just behind and as high as the streetlight which would be about 30-40 feet high. It was shaped like a giant moth. It was about 3 feet in diameter and maintained a constant speed of about 20 mph. He could see the silhouette of it silently gliding in a straight path heading SW for about 1000 yards before losing sight of it, and it did not flap any wings. He has searched the internet for night flying insects or birds that may have fit the description of this thing, but there were none that size. "It was a spooky thing to witness." [Time of day would seem to preclude someone flying a drone. Fran Ridge] (MUFON CMS)

August 28, 2018; Las Vegas, NV  MADAR Node 126

September 1, 2018; Norris City, IL  MADAR Node 115

September 1, 2018; Monticello, Kentucky
17:07 (5:07 PM)  Witness was outside at 4:45 until about 5:15. The UFO photo was taken at 5:07. A storm was coming in very slowly from the SW from Albany Kentucky and the witness thought he'd try to take some picture of the sky.  He took 3 pictures and captured what he though to be a triangle or V sharped UFO.There were no birds present and he didn't know he'd captured it when he took the pictures. It might have been moving very fast because the pictures were only 1 to 2 seconds apart. Photos was taken with a ZTE N817 phone.  20180901monticello_94650.jpg  (MUFON CMS)