|20200901, updated 20230610
EFFECTIVE THIS DATE UFORA (UFO REPORTING AGENCY) WILL BE INVESTIGATING ANY AND ALL INCIDENTS INVOLVING MADAR AS PER DIRECTIVE 146-01.
Based on lessons learned, there are three actions if you have a sighting during a MADAR event or learn of a sighting in your neighborhood or region.
A. Get outside and observe.
B. Take notes.
C. File a report.
Not everyone joined the MADAR Project to take advantage of the Early Warning System. Some volunteered as operators of a robot station (Mode Level I). Twenty-five percent of the nodes operate at Level II and have a DAS (alarm box) and a trained team with a prescribed load list of equipment. If a sighting occurs in conjunction with an alert, the op has several choices.
A. GET OUTSIDE AND LOOK!
If you are able to do this, once the alert sounds, go out and look! Grab a piece of equipment, the best you have, and go. Someone may see a UAP in your area, but without a report your MADAR anomaly is an "uncorrelated target".
2. TAKE A FEW NOTES!
If you have a sighting, or you get a report of a sighting in your area, or even out of your area if it is of a significant nature,
a) Immediately fill out an FI-4 or Message Slip3. CHECKING FOR SIGHTINGS
Later on when the dust settles (give the sources time to get the data online) go to the MUFON CMS or NUFORC to see if anyone filed a report near you. Or, if you have a state director or "ufo officer", have him/her check the databases. If you have an anomaly you can also contact me or the MATCH UFO Officer:
ONLINE SIGHTING SEARCH
We have an online MADAR Alert Search. If you have a good sighting that you have discovered while searching MUFON CMS, NUFORC, or any other credible source, send us a brief description. We will need the correct date and time, and the state. The MAS will pull up any anomalies from any of the nodes in that state so that we can do further research. We will be looking for "hits" as well as field (E-M) numbers just short of trigger. The easiest and best way is to search THREE days: the day, the day before and the day after. But you must convert local time to CUT as all the data in our database is filed in Universal Time Code. Or let us do it.
So, very important, if you have an alert, get out and look and take notes. It can make a big difference. It did at Millerton, Pennsylvania on April 23, 2020 and Fishers, Indiana on September 28, 2019 .
PRESCRIBED LOAD LIST (Each Op or team may have his own list of available or desired equipment)
which can include
Note pad, pens
Polaroid sunglasses (for daylight use in observing possible [see paper on] Faraday rings).
MADAR Operations CENTER
MADAR UFO Officer