peripheral night vision
Ways to detect, identify and record nocturnal objects

Dated 31 Aug 2019, updated 13 Sept 2019

You will receive an alert email and an alert text message. The blue light on the device also will come on. This is the proximity LED which remains on for 3 minutes after the AlertEnd. IF you also have a DAS (Delayed Alarm Signal) unit tied in to the MADAR switching relay, the piezzo electric buzzer will also sound. When MADAR is activated GO OUTSIDE AND LOOK AND TAKE NOTES! MADAR is taking notes as well but you may be able to see a UAP and you don't want to miss out on documenting it. When the blue LED turns OFF you can safely go back to what you were doing. When it is all over, the spreadsheet on the site for your DataProbe will have all kinds of data, and soon will have more!

With a night event, you can rest assured that if the MADAR alarm sounds and a MADAR op goes outside to see if there is a UAP in the sky nearby, there probably will be. Of course that depends on seeing conditions, but if the sky is observable and there is little or no cloud cover obscuring the heavens, somebody will see "something". The question is, what? And if so, how can you tell that the target is a UAP or an IFO?

Unlike daylight events where normally a person's attention is attracted to a sound, such as a jet aircraft or an airplane, at night it is the person's peripheral vision that easly picks up the flash of a very distant strobe light or other lit target. Night objects and night lights can be two different things as well, and usually night objects are very interesting. Other than that, the motion of the object almost has to betray it for it to be of real scientific interest. Anomalistic motion means moving in a very unusual way, something that a normal object would or could not do. But even that can be a problem since lights can look like they are jumping around, all this caused by the fact that our eyes move around a lot and without references it can be very deceiving. 

Every field investigator needs a PLL (Prescribed Load List) which is basically a Rapid Response Kit, and have this equipment in a convenient location. That also applies to a MADAR Operator, but the list can be a little smaller, such as shown below.

* Binoculars
* Camera (cell phone, digital or video camcorder)
* Compass
* Notepad and pens
It is best to let MADAR do most of the work, but our team is working on a skycam activated BY MADAR so that all we have to do is pay attention to videtaping the event, at least at night.  In the meantime a hand-held cellphone camera or video camcorder, along with a note pad and pens to jot down notes on easily-forgettable times and directions, etc., is recommended at all times.

It was suggested that Walmart had some inexpensive night-vision goggles that would be of tremendous value to MADAR at night. Upon checking it was found that these were really more like toys, but there was one unit found on Amazon that shows great promise for $100, has a digital camera and videocapture ability in 640x480 resolution. I ordered a pair and will advise of the reliabilty and quality ASAP.

For those that can do it, have police and aircraft scanners running 24/7 with a small dipole antenna, with audio feeds to a dual cassette recorder which is plugged into an ADT panel
so that when MADAR is triggered, the recorder is turned on.  After an alert the recording can be checked for possible references to UAP which would have a high rating.

Fran Ridge