UFO Intelligence Summary


Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2017; updated 22 May 2017
From: fran ridge <skyking42@gmx.com>
ubject: Five MADAR Events in 1989:  APDs 20-24
istribution: MADAR, CE, A-Team
Fran Ridge                        
MADAR Event #20
May 30, 1989. 10:39 PM one pulse, 1 sec.


MADAR Event #21
Also on May 30th, but thirty five minutes later at 11:14 PM. A  3- pulse 3- sec disturbance was recorded.


UFO Reports:  May 15-June 15, 1989
MUFON:   None

June 13, 1989; Frankfort, KY
11:30 PM. While driving on the Express Connector roadway, a 36-year-old female observed two, large bright white lights moving in her direction. She stopped her car for a better look, and as the lights got closer she could tell that they were attached to a rectangular-shaped object, "massive in size." The woman got out of the car in time to see the craft stop directly overhead and remain in that spot for about two minutes. During that period she could see what appeared to be numerous pipes laying flat against the underside of the vehicle which was illuminated by several lights. (NUFORC) The  The witness experience an episode of missing time. (Source: Paul Ferrughilli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, case #265).

Martinsville, Indiana

MADAR Event #22

This one occurred on December 15, at 6:03 PM. The event occurred with a momentary power outage so brief that there was no loss of stored info. It was only a flicker of lights and power but the magnet variometer deviated from north, cycled back in 18 seconds, then deviated again in the opposite direction. It was a 2-pulse 18second deviation with no return on second pulse!!!  The sensor housing had to be physically rotated to get the unit back to north. TV Channel 14 at Evansville (20 miles east) reportedly lost all computer graphics and had no explanation for the incident.


UFO Reports:
MUFON:   None

MADAR Event #23
This occurred on December 17, at. 9:14 AM. It was "phantom pulse" with again, no return to north".


UFO Reports
MUFON:   None

December 21, 1989; Martinsville, Indiana
Four days later the we had the spectacular sighting near Martinsville, Indiana, near Indianapolis. On December 21st, between 1:00 & 2:00 AM, a lady and her husband observed two objects while returning to Indianapolis from Bloomington early that Thursday morning. They were driving on Hwy 37 and talking when they noticed something with lights on it over a field. "It was hard to tell the actual shape of the craft but the lights were circular around it. There were orangish yellow lights around the bottom of the craft, but I could not see all the way around it." When they were close enough to see it better (200 yards) they noticed lights here and there around it and could see quite clearly that the object was "hovering above the ground about as high as a helicopter". They had to turn around after passing a pulled-over semi, and when they returned, "the craft was on my (lady's) side of the car and it took off to the west up over a ridge of hills", and then the lights went out. (Field extends approximately 1/4 mile from the road to the trees). "It did not go down, but it disappeared. I very much got the feeling that it knew we were watching." They got back to the main road and headed north to Indy. (Fl found upon checking the area that an Indianapolis Power & Light generating plant was located just over the ridge right near where the object disappeared).

About seven miles down the road they were discussing the sighting and the lady was searching the sky. On her side of the road (east) "there was this craft that was huge and it was right there! It hung in the air. It was a large craft like an aircraft carrier or barge. It was angled or tilted toward me. It had a dome on the back and a long flat area on the front with two huge searchlights. They made me nervous. It just hung there! We stopped the car and I rolled down the window. I could not hear any noise except my heart beating very fast. Daniel was trying to lean around me to see it, but he could not see the whole thing but could see the lights and felt the presence of it (a strange feeling in the joints, energy rushing through his body). That physical feeling stayed with us for quite a while afterward. So we sat and watched it, then it began to move toward me. I did not want the lights to shine on my car and I told Daniel to go. It stopped turning and, as we drove away I continued to watch it until I could not see it anymore."

The main witness described the second craft as "very industrial looking", to heavy to be hanging in the sky. Industrial metallic with intricate squares on the outer sides, metal working that might have been indentations. If this had been a boat, the indentations would be for stairs, wasn't smooth. Dome was smooth looking, iridescent, illuminated from the inside. It was not a high dome. The two lights on the front of the craft were like searchlights."

MADAR Event #24
Dec 22, 1989 10:49 PM One pulse with again, no return to north!!!


UFO Reports:

December 28, 1989; Mt. Vernon, Indiana
Six days later a somewhat major incident occurred on December 28th, strange happenings began at 8:10 PM, at Mt. Vernon, Indiana. This happened right here in my own home! 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 is equipped with a touch control and, for some reason, it turned on & off every time the phone rang! In other words, if the light were off and the phone would ring, it turned on the light. On the next ring the light got brighter, just as if you had touched it. On the third ring it would go off. For some reason the light control was sensitive to the magnetic fields produced by the phone ringer. Anyway, 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 back 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-to-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! 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). It made a turn toward the southeast. There was no green wing light observed (could have been obstructed), and no white navigation 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 aircraft.

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. The object also must have been in close proximity about the time of the interference, affecting the remote-controlled car even before that, unless this was all a coincidence. The object faded low in the distance heading southeast.

The very next day my neighbor, frustrated with his new garage door opener, which had the door opening and closing all by itself,  tore it out and installed another one?

  MADAR Anomalies DataBase

Both the archives of the National UFO Reporting Center and the files of MUFON were checked for any reported UFO activity during the month of February and the states of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Nothing of note was found.

Although this report was created to study the possibility of UFO incidents and MADAR detections in the midwest, some effort was made to see if there might have been any national or world correlations of note. Again, nothing suspicious was found.