February 1, 2014, updated Jan 27, 2021

This updated page replaces one by the same title which described a single, but expensive MADAR (II) system located at Mt. Vernon, Indiana. In its place, the MADAR-III-B DataProbe provides a major network of affordable devices that can provide even more data.

Mark Rodeghier, CUFOS:
"There has been a significant reduction in cases involving potential physical evidence (Close Encounters of the Second Kind) and cases where a creature or humanoid is seen in conjunction with a UFO (Close Encounters of the Third Kind). This type of close encounter has almost vanished even though there were hundreds of such reports in the early years. Another significant change has been in the number of daylight sightings, which have decreased from about one-third years ago to just a few percent today. And finally, UFOs are much more commonly reported to be triangular or boomerang-shaped now, rather than the common disc that is the image of a UFO in the popular mind." (IUR_V30 No4, 2006)

Brad Sparks:
"Most of the world's cellphone camera operators are concentrated in about 4% of the earth's surface area (keeping in mind that most of the area of the planet is essentially uninhabited ocean).  The main areas of cellphone camera operators are concentrated in China, India, Europe and the US."

Fran Ridge:
The primary purpose of the MADAR Project is the placement of suitable devices in order to provide an Early Warning System for the presence of electromagnetic anomalies and increase the opportunities for visual target acquisition.   E-M effects are well-known and documented in over 500 cases associated with UFO sightings (CUFOS) and 185 E-M cases documented involving UFOs near aircraft (Dr. Richard Haines).  Over 250 incidents are listed on the NICAP site.  Eric Herr tabulated 144 compass needle events.  Allowing trained observers to observe Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and record other scientific data by automatic & manually operated devices, especially cameras, is the primary goal of the MADAR Project.

Multiple Anomaly Detection & Automated Recording. 

The detection devices are small, affordable, and very sensitive magnetometers, electronically monitored, round-the-clock by stable, commercially-built micro-computers and a dedicated server. The sensor reading change is used to perform two functions:

a)  Detect and record an anomaly, its intensity and duration, including compass movement, the field in mGa, and the barometric pressure - all time-stamped in UTC (Universal Time Code). An alert is transmitted to the op via email and phone text and data is stored on the server.

b)  Activate an audio alarm signal using a DAS so that other instruments can be turned on during an event and personnel can be alerted to scan the skies and operate other hand-held equipment.
Twenty-five percent of the hundred-plus devices in the field are equipped with this Delayed Alarm Signal device.

This web site page and procedure may be modified at any time.

Francis Ridge
Newburgh, Indiana