Newburgh, Indiana   47630
  (812) 490-0094  /  Email:  skyking42@gmx.com

Fran Ridge          

             MADAR BRIEFING       

JULY 7, 2022

Greetings Everyone,

This special issue is sent out to law enforcement and airport control towers so that if they get any cell or land-line calls from local citizens we will be alerted. UAP reports to the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle, WA are being monitored as well and potential sightings of interest (head-turners, not just lights-in-the-sky) will be turned over to MUFON to investigate if MADAR shows data and the witness leaves contact information. If you have any questions contact me at my email address or call me on our landline (above).

MADAR Command Center in Newburgh, IN

Lots to cover this time around as we proceed into the middle of our fifth year with MADAR-III and Project MATCH.  We currently are running 145 MADAR sites, 25 of which are in various stages of development.
The MADAR Network currently operates in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Philippines, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.  Presently 51 sites (or 35%) are DAS-equipped, which means the site teams are alerted by an alarm system, go out and gather more data with selected equipment. The system is working, and working well!

MADAR activity picked up in March and April, and in Florida, Washington, Connecticut, Colorado, and West Virginia. In fact, we have 6 potential sightings of interest still under investigation. But of the 21 incidents we have on file in our MATCH database, 12 are "code blues", meaning MADAR had gone into alert mode (relay closed and blue LED lit). Seven are listd as "secondaries", which denotes MADAR NOT in alert mode but spikes were found in the data less than the threshold or shield numbers. 

The best code blue so far was Indianapolis in September of last year.

Indianapolis, Indiana

September 6, 2021. MADAR node 21's magnetometer at Indianapolis recorded an anomaly at 6:26 AM. The field reading of 32.25 milligaus was 2.25 over the threshold. Twenty-three seconds later the compass heading exceeded the multi-sensor verification protocol (3 degree) range by going from 90.64 to 101.36 at 10:25:29. Yes, I know, a "10:25 alarm" (UTC) which we have had a lot of and had culled them out every week, but without actually pulling them out of the main database. The Op put out an APB using facebook requesting anyone seeing anything unusual that morning and received a response from an observer who had spotted an unknown object at the exact same time or 6:25 am local time. It turns out the witness was a retired Marion County and State Capitol Police officer, and at the time of the sighting, an Uber driver. Report as follows. Beach Grove/Indianapolis, retired police officer, Jeff Hall, was sitting at the corner of Thompson Road and Emerson Avenue in the old Kmart parking lot. He was in his car facing West when he looked up and saw a black cigar-shaped craft with 7 round white lights on the trailing edge of the object, which was silent. He estimated the craft was 1800-2000 feet high, similar to low flying helicopters. From witness's vantage point inside his vehicle, he estimated the object to be around 1/2 mile (2640 feet) away. When looking at it with his arm outstretched, eye to thumbtip of around 25-30 inches, he noted it was at  45 degree angle up and about the size of 3-4 of his thumbnails which was approximately 3-3-1/2 inches. This indicates a large craft estimated to be about 300 feet wide which would make the 7 lights on trailing edge about 15 feet across. Object moved from NE to SW and disappeared out of sight as he drove off to pick up a customer. He stated he had seen this exact same craft in August 2021 about 8-10 miles West of this location near his home. Witness had seen no other aircraft in area during the sighting. I ran a Flight Radar 24 loop for the period and there were no aircraft in the area.

Almost anything you want to know about MADAR is covered in the following file folder called MADAR 101. Also please check out our YouTube site:

We still have some nice MADAR caps, and they can be ordered at madar.site. Thirty dollars and shipping is free in the U.S. 

If your just visiting and do not belong to the MADAR team, you can join by just sending me a note. MADAR Operators are automatically added to the madar email list.

Francis Ridge, Director
MADAR Operations Center