I’ve mentioned the types of evidence for the existence of alien visitation. One of those elements of the proof is the interaction with the environment. I’ve mentioned the electromagnetic effects which have been reported in some, but not very many of the sightings. Levelland, Texas, of course, is the best example. There were vehicle engines stalled and lights dimmed around the Levelland area on November 2, 1957. These were independently reported. For those who want more information, you can find it here:
There is good evidence that these EM Effects can be observed by instrumentality, meaning, of course, that they are not a misinterpretation by the witness. This means that we have something that can be recorded and can be studied. Something that is real rather than imagined.
In the mid-1970s, Jim Lorenzen of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization designed and published information on how to build a UFO detector in Official UFO. The theory behind it was that the magnetic waves given off by some of the UFOs, because they were so strong, could be detected. This gave rise, in the world today, of the MADAR sightings. That information is at the end of this post.
Currently, there are MADAR Data Probes deployed around the world and the network became operational in May of 2018. The DataProbe is a small plug and play device that connects to the internet and collects data on the local magnetic field in milligaus, the compass heading changes in degrees, and the local barometric pressure, all documented with the Universal Time Code once every 60 seconds. The data is fed and stored in the MADAR server. Once the field reading reaches or surpasses the threshold, the device goes into alert mode and ramps up to once per second. When the alert is over, the data-rate continues for an additional 180 seconds. The operator is alerted with a text message to his cell phone and an email which further documents the event. Which is probably more information than most of us need, but the point is that the instrument collects data when the magnetic field suddenly increases.
Here's an example of how it works. On August 19 of this year, a retired security lieutenant, who used to work night security at a factory adjacent to that airport, meaning he is familiar with various types of aircraft had a UFO sighting. It was about 9:47 PM. when he noticed a pair of odd flashing lights in the night sky, traveling west to east in a straight trajectory at a slow but constant speed. The event lasted a little more than a minute before the lights disappeared behind the trees. The bright white lights were flashing in unison and similar to anti-collision strobe lighting on an aircraft, but there were no red or green navigation lights observed, just the two very bright flashing lights.
Here’s where it gets interesting. Fran Ridge reported that MADAR site operator at node 137 in Cambridge, like other ops, checked the weekly printouts from NUFORC and the MUFON CMS. He noticed that there was an incident that occurred right in his proverbial back yard, only 3-1/2 miles from his site. So, he pulled up the MADAR data spreadsheet for his node and looked to see if there were any perturbations in the data. Our analysis showed compass heading change in the MSV (Multi Sensor Verification) range of 3 degrees from 111.12 to 108.13 in five minutes beginning at 01:47:19 UTC, but without the qualifying field reading change that normally triggers the device, which in this case would need to be in excess of the threshold of 29. This is VERY interesting in view of the compass heading change for three reasons: 1) Three degrees under controlled conditions is considered as significant. 2) One has to remember that the original MADAR was based on compass heading change and was very successful. 3) 3.5 miles was given as the distance between the sighting location and the MADAR site at Canton and occurred within 5 minutes of each other! So, although the alarm didn't sound, MADAR recorded a significant anomaly.
There are more stories to be told. One of the most interesting discoveries might be a lead we have from a source tied to Operation Foal Eagle. This was posted to our team and appeared as a two-parter in the MUFON UFO Journal in November and December.
By itself, this won’t prove sightings are if alien spacecraft, but it does suggest that scientific progress is being made as we bring more technology to the investigation of UFOs.