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Landrum Cash Incident


On the evening of December 29th 1980, Betty Cash, Vicki Landrum and Colby Landrum (Vicki's grandson), were driving back from a restaurant towards Dayton, Texas.


At around 9.00pm they noticed a bright, fiery object directly ahead of them. The object suddenly descended to the tree line and hovered over the road. They decided to stop the car, which was by now only about 50m away from the object.


Vickie and Betty got out of the car to take a closer look, however Colby was becoming very distressed so Vickie got back in the car with him. When Betty decided to try and get back into the car, she burnt her hand on the metallic car door handle, even her wedding ring started to burn into her finger.


The object started on its way again and the women started to drive cautiously behind it. As they were driving behind the object they suddenly noticed that the object was surrounded, as if being escorted, by some 20 or more black unmarked helicopters (later identified as Chinooks).


The object and its helicopter 'groupies' soon departed out of range and the women made their way back home. However, within a couple of hours all 3 started to become ill in various degrees.


Colby - Sunburn on his face and swollen eyes.


Vicki - Swollen eyes, sunburn and hair loss.


Betty - Headaches, Vomiting, neck pains, sore eyes, blisters on scalp, hair loss.


The victims decided to take the US Government to court over the incident for medical compensation. Their reasoning was that the craft must of been a secret new aircraft that had got into trouble and was being escorted by the helicopters (the surrounding by helicopters is a well used military technique to ensure that if a craft goes down, be it UFO or American plane, then the area would be sealed off right away),


The case lasted several years and in 1986 the court dismissed the case because the women could not prove that the object in question was owned by the US Government.


Many researchers conclude that the court case was badly dealt with because the judge never meet any of the 3 victims and the evidence of the 20 Chinook helicopters was ignored.


It is now thought that what the victims witnessed was an experimental US Aircraft, which was either alien in origin, or based on some nuclear propulsion system, and that this craft was experiencing difficulties. The helicopters were there to seal the area off in case the craft had to land suddenly.



On December 29, 1980, Betty Cash while driving along the backroads of Texas with Vicki Landrum, and Vickie's grandson, Colby encountered a diamond shaped object in the sky. The hovering object was emitting a massive amount of heat. Betty stopped the car, and climbed out to get a better look. When Betty stood outside of the car, Vicki and Colby counted 24 military twin-rotored Chinook helicopters pursuing the object. During the time she stood outside of the car, her death warrant was being signed. Hours later, Vicki and her grandson became very ill, and the next day Vicki found Betty in bed vomiting, blistering, and losing her hair. Betty was hospitalized. Soon after, doctors deduced her symptoms as exposure to ionizing radiation.


John Schuessler, a noted UFO Researcher, investigated the Cash-Landrum event from the beginning and was able to locate at least four other witnesses (including a cop) who'd seen the choppers that same night, as well as their military markings.


In August of 1981, the government took a deposition from Betty, and the Army Inspector General's office was forced to conduct an investigation, but couldn't seem to find any evidence of its own involvement. An attorney for Cash and Landrum tried to sue the government for damages but a federal judge toss it out in 1984.


On Dec. 29, 1999 Betty died from multiple cancer-related health complications. "The judge never even looked at a page of our evidence," Schuessler recalled. "They said they didn't have choppers up that night - we have multiple eyewitnesses. They said maintenance records of their CH-47s are routinely destroyed after six months - that's a lie, they're kept for the life of the vehicle. This is the kind of thing we were up against. We didn't really stand a chance." he further stated, "I suspect some of those helicopter pilots were probably burned as well. I'm hoping they'll step forward at some point and talk."


At this time, Vicki and Colby are still living.



Event: 1980-12-29; USA, Texas, Dayton


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