Multiple Anomaly Detection  &  Automated Recording
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Fran Ridge                    

October 30, 2016

The MADAR Project, with over fifty-five years of work in the detection area, and thousands of dollars invested over the years, has produced a lot of ideas that developed as technology improved. MADAR-II (2014-2016) involved a magnet variometer, a mode control panel, two computers, four surveillance cameras, five monitors, a quad video multiplexer, a surveillance camera recorder,  a geiger counter and three audio recorders covering five channels.

MADAR-III's HRS-1 device uses the newest breakthrough technology that gives us a basic unit that needs none of these things to work, and work flawlessly, doing what it was designed for. The patented software that took many months to write is automatically updated upon power cycle or reboot while connected to the internet online.

The HRS-1 is now in the prototype phase with four systems already running. All that is needed to take take us into the next phase is updated software, and this will be based on test results in the days ahead.  The device will have additional capabilities added in the future for those that want to participate at higher levels, but a detection and alerting system with a "black box" recorder is all most serious ufologists will want or need.

The hardware is extremely reliable, small enough to be used anywhere. A separate computer is not needed to operate the system.  Setup is easy and the device can be ready to operate 24/7 in minutes. "Set it and forget it." The HRS-1 device can be used in the field or as a base unit. The base unit operation consists of the device connected to the internet via an Ethernet cable (Wifi, Bluetooth or Ethernet) which sends device readings to our dedicated MADARNET server every 500 milliseconds, a rate we feel is as close to a live recording as you can get . When the device detects a background E-M level that exceeds the normal operation range, the software algorithm detects the change and triggers the system and the MADAR Control Center is put on alert. At this point the operator of the device anywhere in the world is also alerted according to their * Privacy settings in the MADARNET Control System. If you want to monitor what is going on (on a map of the United States for example) you can use your home computer or laptop or cell phone to check in on your device or any other MADAR device near you. And just like any other professional surveillance company, the MADAR Control Center is monitoring and storing data for the the entire operation. 

The HRS-1 has inputs that allow other devices to be used.  The software will soon be updated to include the input of other valuable data, including background radiation, temperature and atmospheric pressure, all of value in the study and tracking of UFO overflights.

Our development team is constantly working to provide upgrades to the software application as well as the additional hardware devices which can be used with the HRS-1. Some of the features will include push notifications and text messaging alerts which can be controlled by user specific *Privacy Settings in the MadarNet user Online Control Panel. Additional equipment add-ons will be optional and economical for those who plan to take it to the next level.

Similar systems used for background radiation are around $350 plus a special cable and registration fee of $90. The MADAR HRS-1 device, which includes registration and support is a one-time fee of $184.99 and includes shipping.  Support and software updates are free. The only additional cost would be added devices which are completely optional and not needed for standard operation of the HRS-1 but one of which could be a geiger counter plug-in sold at a fraction of the cost of the one mentioned above, probably in the $150 range. The plan is to have have as many HRS-1 devices as possible all over the world, especially key sighting areas such as sighting "hotspots" or locations near missile sites. Persons setting up these small base stations or moving field units should try to get others nearby to put in their own devices in order to have a local SKYNET for a Rapid Response Team equipped with handheld equipment, still and video cameras, binoculars, strobelights, audio recorders, M-II meters, etc.

Stay tuned for updates.

In early August, due to extenuating circumstances, it became necessary for the MADAR Project facility to prepare to move to a new location. The move has not yet taken place since a suitable home and MADAR HQ site has not been established. But in preparation for the move, the current MADAR-II system was shut down at Mt. Vernon, Indiana at 11:00 AM on August 31st.  On September 5th the MADAR II & Radiation detection equipment was transferred to a temporary site at Louisville, Kentucky. Challon Holt, the MADAR Project's Technical Consultant, will be operating the system with some major modifications.

In the last few days, after some tweeking, MADAR-II was set up and is now running at the Louisville site. Instead of using a quad processor at the site, a live computer-generated image was put on a server so that anyone in the world can view the live data.

Screengrab of display

To view this live, click on the following link:
At upper left type in the ID which is "madar"
PW is "1947"
PIC size is "320x240"
Hit "OK"
Scroll to the right as far as you can, go to upper right
Second box should say Q1
Third box select "OS"
Then hit "OK"

Look at the clocks! MADAR II is up and running at the Louisville, KY site.

In the original MADAR the 254 mm magnet variometer (see upper right quadrant) was the sensor using a verticle light beam (LED). A backup unit was the DCS800 Fluxgate Magnetometer (upper left quadrant). The TES1392 meter (lower left quadrant) gave us the E-M reading in milligaus or microtesla.  All of the video data was fed into a quad processor with a 180 hour mode with video cassettes changed out every 7 days and retained for 10 weeks before re-use. The background radiation reading was determined by the beeps recorded via cassette recorder activated by the Mode Control Panel. 

With the newer system the quad processor and MCP were eliminated, as well as the need for a verticle light beam on the sensor. Any motion detected by cameras 1 or 2 on either sensor will start a "log/alert" and record from 5 seconds prior to the motion until 10 seconds after, unless motion is continuing which then it continues to record up to 10 seconds beyond motion sense. Not only will an audible alarm signal alert the crew but the the alerts on MADAR-II will automatically send out an email. The background radiation reading now shows up on the Q3 position along with the MADAR site location.

This is only the beginning. There is much more in store in the weeks ahead, so bear with us. A major announcement is pending.


Last Event 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". Our MADAR system, which also 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, a uranium conversion facility, is located 3 km northwest of Metropolis, Illinois (only 70 miles SW of our MADAR site 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 displayed on our MADAR Home Page.

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

Current mailing address:
618 Davis Drive
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620