|20200901, updated 20210127
Based on lessons learned, there are three actions if you have a sighting during a MADAR event or learn of a sighting in your neighborhood or region.
A. Get outside and observe.
B. Take notes.
C. File a report.
Not everyone joined the MADAR Project to take advantage of the Early Warning System. Some volunteered as operators of a robot station (Mode Level I). Twenty-five percent of the nodes operate at Level II and have a DAS (alarm box) and a trained team with a prescribed load list of equipment. If a sighting occurs in conjuction with an alert, the op has several choices.
A. GET OUTSIDE AND LOOK!
If you are able to do this, once the alert sounds, go out and look! Grab a piece of equipment, the best you have, and go. Someone may see a UAP in your area, but without a report your MADAR anomaly is an "uncorrelated target".
2. WRITE IT DOWN!
If you have a sighting, or you get a report of a sighting in your area, or even out of your area if it is of a significant nature,
a) Immediately fill out an FI-4 or Message Slip
3. CHECKING FOR SIGHTINGS
Later on when the dust settles (give the sources time to get the data online) go to the MUFON CMS or NUFORC to see if anyone filed a report near you. Or, if you have a state director or "ufo officer", have him/her check the databases. You can also contact us or the MATCH UFO Officer:
MADAR Operations Center
franridge42@gmail,com or email@example.com
Jeremy Haslam, MATCH UFO Officer
ONLINE SIGHTING SEARCH TOOL
We have an online Sighting Search Tool. If you have a good sighting that you have discovered while searching MUFON CMS, NUFORC, or any other credible source, send us a brief description. We must have the correct date and time, and the state. This will pull up any anomalies from any of the nodes in that state so that we can do further research. We will be looking for "hits" as well as field (E-M) numbers just short of trigger.
So, very important, if you have an alert, get out and look and take notes. It can make a big difference. It did at Millerton, Pennsylvania on April 23, 2020. You may be the first to be alerted to an invisible, structured UAP that is illuminated and recorded by your night-vision camera.
PRESCRIBED LOAD LIST (Each Op or team may have his own list of available or desired equipment)
Camera, video camera, night-vision camera/recorder
Note pad, pens
Polaroid sunglasses (for daylight use in observing possible [see paper on] Faraday rings).
MADAR Operations Director