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


                                              Fran Ridge                    


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MADAR Order Page

  MADAR Display (U.S.)

Updated 1 December 2018

The MADAR Project has about 50 sites or "nodes" as they are called, located in the United States and several foreign countries. It is hoped that by end of next year there will be 100 such sites highlighting the presence of UAPs.
With the new Command Center located at Newburgh, Indiana, even the older MADAR-II system has been re-established. With over 50 years of experience in the UAP detection field and a number of detection projects, the MADAR Project is 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 has taken the Project world wide.  After over two years of research and development there is now 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 the 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 Code. With the support of over 50 members, all this time the MADAR Project has had only one detection station. Until now! Now anyone can be a part of a world-wide network!

MADAR-III's DataProbe device uses the newest breakthrough technology that provides a basic unit that doesn't actually require any of the things mentioned above to work. The special software took almost two years to write and the DataProbe has additional capabilities, but even more will soon be 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. The DataProbe has its own onboard 1.2 GHz cmputer and the network has a dedicated MADARNET server running 24/7. Setup is easy and the device can be ready to operate in minutes. The unit is connected to the router/ internet via an Ethernet cable, but very soon will be ready for WI-FI.

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 three 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, compass heading & changes, geomagnetic 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 four type of devices are in the works:

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 as many devices as possible all over the world, especially key sighting areas such as sighting "hotspots" or locations near missile sites. Most ops will probably use this version of the DataProbe. This unit will soon have WI-FI.

The updated model is ready to be released with a new sensor board and has a more sensitive magnetometer, an LSDS (Legal Shutdown Switch), and a switching relay. The latter can be used with an ADT to operate additional equipment, including data recorders, alert siren or beepers, etc.

Operated as a Base Unit when NOT in the Field, the Field Unit will be a more portable digital device that can be utilized in high UAP-active areas or for monitoring potential abduction scenarios. Other than the power source, which can be the standard 5vdc system or a rechargeable battery pack, the device is no different than the A or B models and still requires an Ethernet source. This device is licensed as a BFU and a logbook is required to track the movements, and MADAR HQ must re-program the coordinates from one point to another.

This device will be designed to operate in the field using a battery pack and a larger hard drive to store data. The device will not utilize an alarm but will use its accelerometer and other features to gather data, then be able to upload files to the server. R&D and price not yet established.

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. 

In April of 2018 the MADAR Director was able to establish a method to reduce the workload to have sighting data available to state MADAR operators. Previous MADAR used a personal database in the local area to spot correlations. The current plan uses 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.

While there are several "A Models" still in the field (were $199.99), all current and future issues will be the "B Model" (which includes a one-time registration fee) for $229.99, and includes Priority Mail shipping. The upgraded version includes the new sensor board and the ADT switch (the latter does not have to be used). If someone is currently using the "A" model and wants the upgrade they can pay $30.00 (our cost is $46.50) and return their older version when we contact you with shipping instructions. Use the handy PayPal order page below. Simply make the donation and the amount you give will tell us what you want to do. Foreign orders require an additional $20 so be sure to add that amount in your submittal.

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.