Multiple Anomaly Detection  &  Automated Recording
Address:      MADAR,  5847 River Walk Circle,  Newburgh, Indiana  47630
Telephone:  (812) 490-0094                                 Email:
Director:     Francis L. Ridge


                                              MADAR-III DataProbe                    


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Current MADAR Display

Updated 1 August 2018

May 11, 2018. Marysville, Washington. 9:58 PM local. Several witnesses filed a report with MUFON concerning an object going south to north at high altitude at a speed similar to a satellite. The object seemed to be varying its course from right to left to right, which describes a common term in UFOlogy which is anomalistic motion.

At essentially the same minute, at Mountlake Terrace, Washington, just 18 miles to the SSW, MADAR Node 100 picked up an anomaly and sent an alert to the operator via email. Prior to the event the compass heading had been 341 degrees and the local E-M field was "0", indicating the position and location of the MADAR DataProbe was perfect. The BMP was 29.69. Then when the object which apparently passed over on a S-N line, but a little off to the right of the MADAR site, the compass heading changed to 235 and the raw E-M reading changed to 138. Even the barometric pressure changed slightly and suddenly to 30.0.

The MADAR Project has about 35 sites or "nodes" as they are called, located in the United States and several foreign countries. It is hoped that by end of the year there will be 100 such sites highlighting the presence of UAPs.

With our new Command Center located at Newburgh, Indiana, we have re-established most of the older MADAD-II system. With over 50 years of experience in the UAP detection field and a number of detection projects, we are continuously delving into the unknown with the latest in technology.  Learn all about the beginnings of the project by clicking on MADAR-I above.  Using new electronic and computer technology, in 2014 MADAR-II began a new exciting phase in the study.  And in 2016 the ground work for an even better and cheaper system was begun which will take the MADAR Project world wide.  After almost two years of research and development we have a system that is already making UFO history.  To see the latest LIVE MADAR Display go to

The MADAR Project, with a half century of work in the UAP anomaly detection area, and thousands of dollars invested over the years, has produced numerous ideas that developed as technology improved:  MADAR (1970-1992) was our first detection and recording system for anomalies in the geomagnetic field and background radiation. MADAR-II (2014-2016) 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 40 members, all this time the MADAR Project has had only one detection station. Until now! Now you can be a part of a world-wide network!

MADAR-III's DataProbe device uses the newest breakthrough technology that gives us a basic unit that doesn't actually require any of the things mentioned above to work. The special software took us many months to write and the 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 (and soon via cell phone), I-Pad and/or computer is all most serious ufologists will ever want or need. This small device is a powerful tool and sending unit connected to a vast world-wide system of such units in the MADAR Network.

The patented hardware is extremely reliable and can be used anywhere. As mentioned before, a separate computer is not needed to operate in the system.  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 MADARNET server.

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 five minutes.

The MADAR op at this point the operator of the device anywhere in the world is alerted according to his/her * privacy settings in the MADARNET Control System.  Operators will soon be able to use their cell phones as an alerting device and receive an immediate text message and then be able go to their home computer or lap top to look at and printout a permanent record.   Data transmitted and recorded by the device gives the Node Number, geomagnetic field variation in degrees, electromagnetic field reading in milligaus, the barometric pressure, all date/time-stamped in UTC.  Data stored on the server provides information on the magnitude and duration of the event.

if you wish to monitor what is going on (on a map of the United States for example) you can use any computer or laptop or Iphone to check in on your device, and zoom in on ANY OTHER DEVICE NEAR YOU.  And just like any other professional surveillance company, the MADAR Control Center is monitoring and storing data.  T
he live screen MADAR Display or Map shows device locations all over the U.S. and other parts of the world. When a device goes into alert status the white node icon turns red and your pc begins to "beep" every 10 seconds.

At least three type of devices are being considered:

A base-operated Ethernet-connected MADAR-III DataProbe tied into the MADAR Network. Software updates are 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 could be an affordable geiger counter plug-in. The plan is to have have as many devices 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 or moving field units should try to get others nearby to put in their own devices in order to have a local SKYNET for a Rapid Response Team equipped with handheld equipment, still and video cameras, binoculars, strobe lights, audio recorders, K-II meters, etc. 

Similar to the above but incorporating a new sensor board with a "switching relay" for a power strip outlet module to actuate recorders and other devices automatically. This version is the basically the same model that will be used at MADAR headquarters. Still under R&D the cost has not yet established.
Operated as a Base Unit when NOT in the Field, the Field Unit will be a portable digital device with an additional rechargeable power source. Data stored would be uploaded and analyzed at a later date. Still under R&D and price not yet established.

In April I was able to establish a method to reduce the workload to have sighting data available to state MADAR operators. Previous MADAR used my personal database in my local area to spot correlations. The plan is to use the National UFO Reporting Center at Seattle, Washington to input basic MADAR alert data. And since NUFORC deals with more "raw" reports it becomes important to improve or enrich the database with selected cases from the MUFON Case Management files. We have just started this phase in April and hit paydirt on May 11th with the Node 100 detection mentioned at the beginning of this article.

The current selling price for the newest prototype and one-time registration fee has been set at $199.99 and includes Priority Mail shipping.  Use the handy PayPal order page below. For foreign orders require an additional $20 so use the PayPal button for "donations" for the extra amount.

MADAR Order Page

Francis L. Ridge

5847 River Walk Circle

Newburgh, IN  47630
(812) 490-0094

* Privacy settings listed in the application form can be controlled by the user to determine how they want to be contacted by alerts and automated updates to software/device.