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Fran Ridge                    

April 1, 2016

The MADAR Project these days is much better equipped than its predecessor (1970-1996), but the ultimate goal is to work with the new UFODATA Project   to establish a network of small, affordable devices in the U.S. and other parts of the world, and to get them online, hopefully, before the next UFO wave. In the process we would automatically be prepared for anything, mini-flaps or isolated events in localized areas.

I envision a network of networks. The new devices could be about the size of a cell phone and be able to detect an anomaly, autodial an alert to a local SKYNET group so that trained observers with other equipment could be out watching and imaging any unusual targets in the sky. The detection would automatically be electronically relayed to the network so that surrounding areas could be put on an amber alert status.  The data from the event would be displayed 24/7 very similar to that of the   Radiation Network   for background radiation readings and alerts. (See map at bottom of this page).

Update 03-20-2016
MADAR-31 was triggered at 9:30 PM on March 20th and was a valid 1-pulse disturbance. So far there were no UFO sighting correlations reported.

The new MADAR went online on February 19th, 2014 at 3:30 PM. The first event recorded with MADAR II occurred on June 6th, 2014. There were some interesting UFO sightings in 2014, especially in July (Joplin, MO).  See full briefing, the UFO Intelligence Summary (mostly raw reports).            

In 2015 MADAR detected three anomalies: Two on April 13th. MADAR-28MADAR-29, and one on July 15 MADAR-30. The last event was explained as a power surge/outage.

The MADAR Project is more than just a detector. MADAR stands for "Multiple Anomaly Detection & Automated Recording", which includes radiation, but we need an online E-M network similar to the Radiation Network we are participating in. Our MADAR system, which operates a geiger counter 24/7, is located 16 mi. west of Evansville, Indiana, at the juncture of Illinois, Indiana, & Kentucky. Incidentally, The Honeywell Uranium Hexafluoride Processing Facility (note symbol on map), a uranium conversion facility, is located 3 km northwest of Metropolis, Illinois (only 70 miles SW of our MADAR facility at Mt. Vernon, Indiana). The plant manufactures a variety of products, but about 80 percent of the plant's work involves refining raw uranium ore into uranium hexafluoride. Across the Ohio river in Paducah, Kentucky, the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, can enrich the uranium hexafluoride into various levels for nuclear power or nuclear weapon purposes. There is another geiger counter besides our Monitor 4 in our region. Just 15-20 miles east of us at Evansville there is a pancake-type counter operating on and off for some reason. Sometimes you'll see it displayed on the radiation map. This is the type of system we can use to check background radiation readings RIGHT NOW with good UFO sightings, and the type of system we need to put into place for the EME events. We don't need an elaborate system of detectors with all kinds of cameras and other devices in the beginning. We need small and affordable devices tied into a network, alerting SKYWATCH teams WITH equipment. Sophistication, the major hold-up in my opinion, can come later.

The starting point for the current EME catalog was the NICAP work (81 cases in 1960) and the list compiled in 1963 (UFO EVIDENCE) with 107 incidents. In 1988 Mark Rodeghier (CUFOS) published "UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference [441 Cases]". In May of 2001 Dr. Richard Haines and Dominique Weinstein released "A Preliminary Study of Sixty Four Pilot Sighting Reports Involving Alleged Electromagnetic Effects on Aircraft Systems". Later, in 1992 the list was expanded by Dr. Haines and included 56 incidents. The Eric Herr list of compass needle reports was considered for entry even though the list contains only a date and location and contains many of the events listed in the other reports. There are other lists. At this time we are working on a detailed case folder for EME cases but we are far from completion.  The folder will be updated as we go. The current folder on detection cases can be accessed at

The EME sub folder pertains to incidents more directly related to our project, but UFO-related videos/photos, radar,  and radiation incidents rank a close second since instrumentation is a form of "detection". To look at the information in more detail, go to the MADAR Home Page at the top of this status report.

We encourage anyone interested in EME or detection cases to join our MADAR List (email) and work with us on this exciting and scientifically valuable project. If you're not already on the List drop me an email and I'll put you on ASAP.

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator
(812) 838-3120
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Mailing address:
618 Davis Drive
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620