The Search For SightingsAny sightings of interest with potential correlations with MADAR are added to NICAP's UFO Chronologies. Other important sightings, with no particular correlations with MADAR, in areas where there are or aren't MADAR sites, especially close encounters, are sought to include in the chronos. We work with selected researchers, state directors, and others on all UAP email lists in this effort. Special help comes from MUFON, NICAP, and NICAP's A-Team. This way we don't miss out on good sightings, and at the same time prepare the field for new MADAR sites so they can have a UAP history prior to going online.
There are at least three ways to search for sightings, all which require looking at the data during a particular month. In that manner a more systematic search can be conducted. State Directors or researchers in specific states should do this as a routine.
1) The NUFORC database lists reports, most of which haven't as yet been investigated. Something worth checking out should be sent to MUFON for follow-up.
2) The MUFON CMS is checked for anomalie days for potential correlations, but many sightings listed on those days are not near MADAR sites. If any good sighting are noticed while checking these CMS pages, this event should be submitted for inclusion in the NICAP chrono.
3) Anyone on any of the mailing lists who finds a good case we don't know about should submit a case summary. We will definitely credit them for the find.
But anyone can submit a good sighting at any time and for any period. Even older cases will be considered. To see if a sighting has been checked out one needs to go to the NICAP chronos:
Friday is pretty much set aside for time off after a busy week but we used the information series to take a tour of the MADAR Command Center..
Saturday morning is for completing the MADAR Log and replacing datatapes in the MADAR System, etc.
Another day of rest for the MADAR Project but the information series takes advantage of the stage and provides a Project MATCH version of what MADAR is and how it works.