The Search For Sightings
On Monday, Day One, the node inventory is conducted and the updated anomaly list is updated and provided to the MADAR Group and all concerned in the form of a direct email briefing, and also documented in the weekly-updated Project MATCH Intel Summary. Now, on the second day of the work week, two important databases are consulted in a search for corroberative sightings of interest, or potential correrlations with MADAR anomalies.
Peter Davenport, the Director of NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center) in Seattle, Washington, operates 24/7 to collect sightings from all over the U.S. and other parts of the world and maintains a comprehensive database. The first thing we do on Day Two is print out the current month by Index of Event Date.
The verified MADAR anomalies punched in last week from the previous week are now displayed and a yellow-highlighter is used here to set them apart from the sightings during, before, and after. BTW, last week's anomalies just reported yesterday (Day One) are verified (minus the false target declarations) and submitted to Davenport on Day Three. He punches in these new entries (and any sightings MUFON might show for anomaly dates) by week's end and those are then high-lighted the folowing Monday and the process starts all over again. If there are any sightings of interest, since NUFORC doesn't investigate incidents, MUFON SDs are advised for follow-up. An example of a potential correlation can be seen below.
|9/10/18 21:00||Reelsville||IN||Circle||Several minutes||Craft-like object, rectangular projection on a circular object. Animal reactions. (MUFON report)||9/27/18|
|9/10/18 19:28||Morrow||OH||MADAR Node 127||9/27/18|
|9/10/18 19:16||Norris City||IL||MADAR Node 115||9/27/18|
As you can tell from the above segment of September 10 items, the data is printed in reverse order. Later events are on top, and be advised Reelsville, Indiana, is actually one hour ahead of Norris City, Illinois. So there's a 44 minute difference. And if you want to see more detail about this craft-like object you can click on the blue link. When I found this report on the MUFON CMS (Case Management System) I cleaned it up and submitted it to the NUFORC.
It is also on Tuesdays that we check the MUFON CMS database for potential sightings of interest that match the dates of the anomalies we logged the previous week. If any are found they are reported in an email to MADAR personnel and then archived/listed in the MATCH Intel Summary. The data is then submitted as an entry into the NUFORC database. For each date checked, the CMS page is printed out so that a record shows it was performed. The sample below is the printout for ANY sightings on the 10th of September since a MADAR Node at Norris City, Illinois had an anomaly on that date..
Notice that there ar 8 entries. Also note the Indiana sighting, entry number 6. For every anomaly listed on the "hit" list there is a CMS page printed out showing that the database was checked for potential sightings of interest.
At this point the MATCH Supervisor, Rob Swiatek, checks the sightings we found for accurate data, dates, times, locations, details. He also instructs the SDs in that area to put the incident on a high-priority list. And if any MUFON SD has a report NOT listed on the CMS that is potentially related to an anomaly date, the date, time, location and brief description should be provided with a pending flag since MADAR can support a sighting as well as a sighting can support a MADAR hit. The MADAR 90-day rule should be relaxed somewhat here as along as data is restricted.
So Tuesdays are set aside to look for potential correlations between the previous week's anomaly list and sightings reported to NUFORC and MUFON. And since it is not NUFORC's job to investigate, any potential sighting of interest is recorded and forwarded to MUFON for possible investigation. And any PSOI found on the CMS readouts are flagged for more intense investigation. MADAR history has already shown that sightings support a MADAR connection and MADAR anomalies have betrayed the presence of both close and distant encounters, in some cases over a hundred miles and over a period of hours. Of prime interest are the cases where correlations were spot on. Those have happened as well.
Anything discovered on Day Two is immediately reported to the MADAR Team, but also entered into the record of the Project MATCH Inel Summary.
Day Three is Wednesday.