INFORMATION SERIES                   

Multiple Anomaly Detection & Automatic Recording

15 October 2018; updated 26 Feb 2021

The MADAR Project, with a half century of work in the UAP anomaly detection field, and thousands of dollars invested over the years, has produced several UFO detection systems that developed as technology improved:  MADAR (1970-1990) was a magnetic variometer studying anomalies in the geomagnetic field and background radiation. MADAR-II (2014-date) added a fluxgate magnetometer for anomalies in the local E-M field, a mode control panel, two computers, four surveillance cameras, five monitors, a quad video multiplexer, a surveillance camera recorder, a geiger counter also connected to Mineral Labs Radiation Network's live Map, and three data recorders covering five channels. All data time-stamped with the Universal Time signal. With the support of over 50 members, the MADAR Project had only one detection station. Until now! Now anyone can be a part of this world-wide network!

There have been over a hundred and fifty documented reports of compass needle movements during sightings of UAOs and thousands of E-M cases, some involving the stopping of cars and trains and even the shutdown of Minuteman missiles!


The MADAR Operations Center, after almost 50 years was the sole MADAR site at Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and has been relocated 30 miles to the east at Newburgh and presently has over a hundred MADAR sites or "nodes" as they are called, located in the United States and several foreign countries.

Using the latest in electronic and computer technology, in 2016 the ground work for a better and affordable system was begun which is taking the MADAR Project world wide.  After almost two years of research and development the new system is already making UFO history. 

The MADAR-III DataProbe has patented and reliable computer hardware, using
special software that took us many months to write. This DataProbe will have additional capabilities added in the future for those that want to participate at higher levels, but a detection and alerting system via email, I-Pad and/or computer is all most serious ufologists will need. This small device is a powerful tool and sending unit connected to our servers and a vast world-wide system of such units in the MADAR Network. 

Setup is easy and the device can be ready to operate 24/7 in minutes.  The unit operation consists of the device connected to the router/ internet via an Ethernet cable which then sends readings in the form of time-code data lines to our dedicated server. The device does not require a computer to operate but accessing the data does.

The sensor looks at data background levels at 15x's per second but records data on a spreadsheet every 60 seconds. When the device detects an anomaly the software algorithm puts the MADAR DataProbe into alert mode. The device, begins sending data much faster, beginning with the line called AlertStart which logs data at once per second for the duration of the event plus an additional 180 seconds. 

The operator of the device (anywhere in the world!) is alerted according to his/her * privacy settings in the MADARNET Control System.  Level-I Operators are alerted via their cell phone and the anomaly is documented by an alert email. Level-II ops have an additional device referred to as a DAS (alarm box) to act as an early warning device so that the op and his team can get additional handheld equipment outdoors to gather additional data. Later they can retrieve the detection data spreadsheet from their home computer or lap top. What MOC does with the data is the topic of another paper. Data transmitted and recorded by our I-board device gives the Node Number, compass heading change in degrees, geomagnetic field variation in milligaus, barometric pressure in inches of mercury, all date/time-stamped in UTC.  The I-board also has an accelerometer which we haven't utilized as yet. Data stored on the server provides information on the magnitude and duration of the event.

Anyone can monitor the project and use the Map and site to look at data. The live screen MADAR Display or Map shows device locations all over the U.S. and other parts of the world.

Any part of the world can be displayed

When you left-click on a "node" dot, the pop-up shows the last one-minute line of data. When you look at the spreadsheet the normal "status" (or armed) mode line shows readings one minute apart, all time-dated.

Node Id Event Type Compass (deg) mGa Avg. Ambient mGa Threshold Pressure (in/Hg) Date Time
142 status 218.66 3.75 721.96 27 29.71 2021-02-26 16:53:18

The spreadsheet shows readings every minute, with the last one on top.

142 alertStat 219.71 2.25 729.76 27 29.81 2021-02-26 08:53:40
142 alert 219.11 187.5 729.76 27 29.81 2021-02-26 08:53:39
142 alertEnd 217.81 2.25 729.76 27 29.81 2021-02-26 08:53:39
142 alert 219.83 187.5 729.76 27 29.81 2021-02-26 08:53:38
142 alert 219.6 187.5 729.76 27 29.81 2021-02-26 08:53:37
142 alert 219.93 187.5 729.76 27 29.81 2021-02-26 08:53:36
142 alertStart 219.53 187.5 729.76 27 29.81 2021-02-26 08:53:33
142 status 220.3 5.25 728.57 27 29.81 2021-02-26 08:53:18

Part of an an alert printout with one-second data lines.

When a device goes into alert status the blue LED on the device comes on indicating the green relay is closed. This switch controls the DAS alarm or other devices if desired. The node icon on the MADAR Map turns red and your pc begins to "beep" every 10 seconds. The spreadsheet then logs data every second, beginning with "AlertStart". Once the anomaly is over the readings return to normal and the data rate reverts to once per minute.

Software updates for the device are automatic and free. The only additional cost would be add-on devices which are optional and not needed for standard operation of the DataProbe, one of which is the DAS alarm and  later an affordable geiger counter plug-in. The plan is to have have as many DataProbes as possible all over the world, especially key sighting areas such as sighting "hotspots" or locations near missile sites. 

Persons setting up these small base stations should try to get others nearby to put in their own devices in order to provide a local SKYNET for a Rapid Response Team equipped with handheld equipment, still and video cameras, binoculars, night vision goggles, audio recorders, etc.  

The project has encountered several interesting MADAR/visuals and is going over the data since we went operational with MADAR-III in May of 2018.

To order a MADAR-III DataProbe, go to:

MADAR Order Page

Francis L. Ridge 

5847 River Walk Circle 

Newburgh, IN  47630