and the National UFO Reporting Center 
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Potential Sightings of Interest & MADAR Anomalies

This report deals exclusively with bonified MADAR anomalies and Potential Sightings of Interest, those that we feel are representative of the UAP phenomena.  There were a number of interesting sightings that either had too distant connections or had no obvious correlations-in-time to be used in this report. There were also cases that were not used because certain data couldn't be confirmed. So this is an effort to show accurate results, many times using Multi-Server Verification.  This report will be subject to updating. Appropriate explanetory links are provided at the end of this summary.  The current INVESTIGATION_STATUS database report showing all these cases and others can be accessed at any time. Finally, any terms used in this report you are not familiar with are explained at the end of this report. - Fran Ridge, MADAR Operations Center.

Updated 12 June 2024

January 10, 2021; Festus, Missouri
9:00 am. CST. The primary witness and a buddy were taking a walk in the woods near his house. His buddy sighted the silver disc craft first, and using their cell phone zoomed in on the object and started taking 3 pictures. After hovering for about 5 minutes, the craft moved at unbelievable speed, first left, then right, then zoomed up and away as the witness described it “at a speed faster than anything they had ever seen”. Primary witness seems very credible and stable.
Photos can be viewed in case folder under
images.  (Source: MUFON) The nearby MADAR site at St. Louis, Missouri, node 70, is 30 miles to the SE and recorded two anomalies, the first being a "code blue" correlation with the sighting at Festus. The time of the sighting was estimated as being 9:00 am but the MADAR alertStart was documented at 15:10:47 UTC or 9:10 CST. The data from the compass heading change from 94 degrees prior to over 106, qualifies this event as an MSV (multi sensor verification).  Four to five minutes prior to the alert there were spikes on the magnetometer, which could be evidence of an object entering Missouri airspace at 9:07-9:08 am CST. This anomaly lasted about 6 seconds during the suggested "entry" phase and it appears to have reverted to normal readings after the UAP idled down. A check of the status mode readings (1 minute datapoints) subsequent to the alert show a spike at 15:25 UTC which was 9:15 am CST, which could have been the departure phase.  This sighting was investigated by MUFON and the case given the conclusion of "Unknown UAV", closed, and approved. (CMS 113331).

January 11, 2021; Newington, Connecticut
8:50 pm EST. The primary witness and his wife were leaving their home and spotted a black triangle flying at treetop level. It was about a quarter mile north of their position along the Berlin Turnpike (US Route 5 and 15). He saw it first and alerted her to it. They were able to see it for about 6 to 10 seconds as it descended behind the trees / hill sharply turning north towards Cedar Mountain and were able to clearly see the underside of it. It had three white lights, one on each corner and a much smaller yellow/green strobe light in the center. Node 151 is a test node of a field unit shown as Manchester but actually log-booked at Newington that date. The magnetometer showed a 6.75 milligaus spike at 8:51 pm, not that particularly impressive, but the compass showed some variation from 4 minutes prior to the sighting and that is considered significant ( 152.62 to 156.07 degrees) . Node 106, however shows a field spike of 6.0 milligaus within the minute of 8:50 pm which was 01:50:18 UT and at the 18 sec mark, suggesting the reading might have been higher at some point during that 60-second period. In this case the opposite was true with the onboard compass on 106 where variations were absent. Investigated by MUFON, CMS number 113740. Listed as unexplained, Unknown Aerial Vehicle. There was apparently a lack of motion requiring any noteable energy consumption, which could explain why the nodes at Newington (151 and 106) were not actually triggered. The readings in the Newington case are interesting, with the compass variation component falling in line with previous compass cases of which we have over 150+ cases on record. We can't explain the difference in readings where two MADAR dataprobes have the same hardware and software, other than the shield settings. 151 was set at 25 milligaus and 106 was lower at 22. The shield or threshold doesn't affect the compass sensitivity as it does the magnetometer.
January 17, 2021; Lee's Summitt, Missouri
1:18 pm CST. According to the witness the object was about the length of a football field, black, stealth-like with angular features.. Described as similar to tall building on its side, with each level flat on the bottom and coming to a tip near the 'front'. Object was seen about 300 feet above the ground and 1.68 miles away. Witness was driving westbound. By the time witness got to the intersection at Lees Summit Drive and NW Vellie Rd, object had dropped to approximately 100 feet (just above tree line) and was about 1.2 miles away. The movement of the UFO was described as a perfect motion, still, no shift in the wind, simply a slow decent and looked like it was going to land. "Maybe it was just trying to hide?....I can't stop thinking about what I've seen. I've never seen anything like it and can only be described as a UFO".  The witness was previously in the Air Force, is now a scientist, has a PhD and works in toxicology. The craft was described as traveling 1.56 miles in about 2 minutes, or 47 mph. When the witness tried to record a video, it did not work. The sighting time of 1:18 pm CST converted to UTC is 19:18. At that exact same time a MADAR site twelve miles to the north, MADAR node 45 at Independence, Missouri had a spike on its magnetometer. But that was just the beginning. Twenty minutes later that same site had a full-blown code blue at 1:39 pm or 19:39:17 UTC and lasted for nine minutes. The magnetometer readings were the highest on record from 69.75 to 105.75 milligaus. The compass heading swung from 207 degrees to 240 degrees! The FI reported that he