Nodes 106, 103 & 139

Primary targets, United States


Updated: 24 Dec 2018
The above MADAR Site Map shows the current network of MADAR-III DataProbe Nodes in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.  The subject of this page, however, is Connecticut and that state has an interesting history tied to the nuclear connection and UAP.

Armando Landrian (KB1PRP) of Newington, operates Node 106 and is heading SKYWATCH & Field R&D Operations.  He has more experience in equipment and SKYWATCH activities than almost anyone in MUFON and, in particular, the MADAR Team.  He will be filing lesson plans for training purposes on various methods already being used in SKYWATCHes and will be testing new ideas for MADAR, including a field unit.  All of his Skywatching events are done there in Connecticut.  His group has them in Manchester, Windsor Locks and Bristol.  This is near Milstone Nuclear Power Plant and Groton / New London home of the Submarine Base. That also puts them about 12 miles from Long Island, NY and the famous Montauk Island

David Pettibone operates Node 103 at Norwalk.

Michael Cei operates Node 139 at Wallingford. He is a forensic engineer specializing in crash investigations, a licensed private detective and a former police officer. He is a MUFON Field Investigator working under State Director Michael Panicello and participates in sky watches with Armando Landrian. He is also a ham operator with call sign: W1UFO.

Michael Panicello is the state director of MUFON Connecticut. He is a member of MUFON’s CAG International and the MUFON’s STAR TEAM.  Michael is also a ham radio operator (KB1ZHB). As state director, Michael co-runs the chapter skywatches with Armando Landrian (KB1PRP and Node 106 operator).   Every Tuesday evening you can listen to Michael run the MUFON Connecticut 2 meter ham radio net. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Storrs with a degree in History and Journalism, Michael received his Master’s degree from Trinity College, Hartford in History.


The link below shows the current sighting level as tabulated by NUFORC in Seattle:


On January 21, 1954 the first nuclear-powered submarine, "USS Nautilus (SSN-571)" was commissioned at New London which is in the extreme right hand corner of the map.  On November 11, 1981 the first Trident ballistic missile submarine, the U.S.S. Ohio, was commissioned at Groton. The most deadly submarine ever built carries 24 nuclear tipped missiles.


While it is well known that Connecticut was home to a number of Nike Missile sites back in the fifties and sixties (12 to be exact), very few people realized that by the early-sixties some of these sites housed missiles with nuclear warheads on them! The original Nike missile, the Ajax, used a high explosive fragmentation warhead that could successfully destroy or at least damage a single incoming Russian bomber.  As Soviet bomber production increased the one missile/one bomber scheme was deemed impractical so the decision was made to equip some of the second generation Nike missiles, the Hercules, with atomic warheads in the 1-40 kiloton range (in comparison, the nuclear bomb which destroyed Hiroshima was approx. 15 kiloton).  The atomic warhead would be detonated in front of an incoming group of bombers and would in theory destroy or damage them by either the blast or by the radiation effects including thermal and EMP.  Having nukes go off above the continental US was thought to be much more desirable than having them go in our cities!