Contact Information:
Fran Ridged, MADAR Director,
Phil Leech, Director of Special Projects, MUFON,

Multiple Anomaly Detection & Recording
INTEL Summary

AUGUST 2018 
The Mutual UFO Network has partnered with the MADAR Project, along with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, in a joint venture code-named Project MATCH in an effort to correlate alerts regarding detection of electromagnetic/geomagnetic anomalies with actual sighting reports, and ultimately provide an early warning system to state directors and other researchers. The Project is also seeking volunteers for additional MADAR sites. This report covers the current month and may be updated at any time, but usually finalized within 2 weeks of the last month final entry date. 

MUFON MADAR NICAP Purchase a MADAR-III Archive of previous months Areas of coverage

Updated  15 Sept 2018.  See Archive for July Intel Summary

Sightings reported to NUFORC this period: 330
Sightings reported to MUFON CMS: Not tabulated
MADAR anomalies this period: 21
Last Month Count: 24

MADAR AlertStarts without obvious documented alibis and reported sightings are listed below in chronological order and grouped by date. In respect to potential correlations, the actual MADAR dataline is pasted in to show the ambient readings prior to and at the AlertStart. Supporting printout excerpts from the National UFO Reporting Center and are injected. Sightings of interest should be assigned to MUFON and MUFON sightings of interest should be given higher priority due to a potential MADAR correlation.


August 4, 2018; Concord, NH  MADAR Node 110

August 4, 2018; Millerton, PA  MADAR Node 104

August 5, 2018; Concord, NH  MADAR Node 110

========== Potential sightings of interest & MADAR anomalies ==========

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

Actual readout in reverse order beginning with status, ambient reading of 142 compass heading, zero milligaus, barometric pressure of 29.95. This is representative of the normal status rate of one dataline per minute. The time-date is 17:10:39 UTC or 13:10:39 local or 13:11 (1:11 PM). Note AlertStart with 80 compass (a 60-degree swing)
begins a series of 500 millisecond datalines known as alert which last until the event is over, and after 6 mins resumes the one min datarate. 

106 alert 80 577 29.95 2018-08-06 17:11:36
106 alertStart 80 577 30 2018-08-06 17:11:36
106 status 142 0 29.95 2018-08-06 17:10:39


August 6, 2018; Norris City, IL  MADAR Node 115

August 6, 2018; Morrow, OH  MADAR Node 127

August 7, 2018; Concord, NH  MADAR  Node 110

August 7, 2018; Morrow, OH  MADAR Node 127

August 11, 2018; Las Vegas, NV  MADAR Node 126

August 16, 2018; Newington, CT  MADAR Node 106

August 16, 2018; Alberta, Canada  MADAR Node 109

========== Potential sightings of interest & MADAR anomalies ==========

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

Note: Device went into alertStart then right into status. There was no alert period and device stabilized into new environment of 215 degrees for the heading and 7 milligaus for the norm, which indicates a sudden milligaus burst of 33 triggered the node.

7 status 215 7 29.11 2018-08-16 23:23:27
7 alertStart 158 40 29 2018-08-16 23:14:28
7 status 183 7 29.11 2018-08-16 23:13:49


August 17, 2018; Alberta, Canada  MADAR Node 109

========== Potential sightings of interest & MADAR anomalies ==========

August 21, 2018; Newington, CT  MADAR Node 106

Note: The compass heading didn't change but the E-M reading jumped from 2 milligaus to 911.

106 alert 31 911 29.98 2018-08-21 16:43:38
106 alertStart 31 911 30 2018-08-21 16:43:38
106 status 31 2 29.98 2018-08-21 16:43:29

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 21, 2018; Indianapolis, IN  MADAR Node 07

August 22, 2018; Newington, CT  MADAR Node 106

August 23, 2018; Newington, CT  MADAR Node 106

August  24, 2018; Chapleau, CANADA  MADAR Node 113

August 28, 2018; Newington, CT  MADAR Node 106

========== Potential sightings of interest & MADAR anomalies ==========

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

Note: The compass heading varied only 6 degrees but the E-M reading jumped 29 milligaus.

126 alert 360 32 27.06 2018-08-28 20:40:19
126 alertStart 360 32 27 2018-08-28 20:40:19
126 status 356 3 27.06 2018-08-28 20:39:47


August 29, 2018; Laurelville, OH  MADAR Node 107