Friday, July 26, 2013

The Cash-Landrum UFO Case Resource Guide

The Cash-Landrum UFO Case Files


The following is a list of important documents, reports and articles dealing with the investigation of the December 29, 1980 UFO encounter by Betty Cash, Colby and Vickie Landrum.



When possible, links are included to the material hosted on the Internet. 

More items are being scanned/indexed. As new items become available, this list will be updated. 



Resource Guide  for the Cash-Landrum UFO Case

Who's Who in the Cash-Landrum UFO Case
Mini Bios of the Witnesses & Key Players

Vickie Landrum's initial UFO incident report to NUFORC (the National UFO Reporting Center), from 2/2/1981. 
Vickie Landrum's UFO report to NUFORC,  Feb. 2, 1981

Betty Cash & Vickie Landrum Tape Recording Made At Parkway Hospital in early February 1981 transcribed and published in The Cash-Landrum UFO Incident by John F. Schuessler

Betty Cash’s hand written statement for the records of Parkway Hospital, 2/7/81

Weekly World News March 24, 1981 (published early to mid March)
3 SURVIVE UFO ATTACK

Project VISIT preliminary report  March 1981 (unavailable)
John F. Schuessler’s report on interviewing the witnesses, and visiting the sighting location.

A Preliminary Report on the Cash/Landrum New Caney CEII Case by Allan Hendry of CUFOS pages 8-11 of PDF

MUFON UFO Journal Number 158, April 1981
Brief summary of the Project VISIT report written by Richard Hall

Analysis of Betty Cash's Medical Records, Peter Rank, M.D. letter to John Schuessler  ("complete summary report" of medical data) 4/29/1981 (5 pages). PDF pages 3-7

Injuries from chemical agents? VISIT memo: R. Niemetzow called J. Schuessler 7/5/1981 (1 page) PDF page 1
https://app.box.com/s/zvelar3gubgiee5zwgi3

BERGSTROM Air  Force Base Interview Oof Betty Cash, Vickie & Colby Landrum, August 17, 1981 (unpublished until CUFON circa 1994) Lengthy statements by the witnesses discussing case details with Air force officers. First step in legal case.

Legal Counseling VISIT memo: Bill Shead & John Schuessler met with Betty Cash & Vickie Landrum 8/23/1981 (1page) PDF page 2

National Enquirer August 5, 1981 "UFO Terrorizes and Burns Three in Car" PDF pages 19-20
https://app.box.com/s/zvelar3gubgiee5zwgi3
or
John F Schuessler's first C-L case presentation at the CUFOS Symposium
(as reprinted in UFO Report Winter 1981)

Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation investigation report by Russ Meyer. Investigated scene Sept 16, 1981. 
(Discloses sighting location unknown, medical help refused.)

APRO Bulletin Vo. 29 No. 8 Sept. 1981 Coral Lorenzen, editor

MUFON UFO Journal November 1981
Cash-Landrum Radiation Case by John F. Schuessler
MUFON UFO Symposium 1982 (July 2, 3, 4) Toronto, Canada
“Radiation Sickness Caused by UFOs" by John F. Schuessler, M.S.
MUFON UFO Journal January 1983 pg 14,15

APRO Bulletin Vol. 30 No. 6 August 1982 Coral Lorenzen, editor
Rumors Permeate Cash-Landrum Case by Coral Lorenzen
http://www.openminds.tv/apro-bulletins

APRO Bulletin Vo. 30 No. 9 September 1982 Coral Lorenzen, editor
The Cash Landrum Case Analysis by Coral E. Lorenzen
http://www.openminds.tv/apro-bulletins

The Unexplained Mysteries of Mind, Space and Time
(UK) Orbus Publishing Limited, Vol 9, Issue 107, 1982.
Blind Terror in Texas by John F. Schuessler

DAIG investigation, U.S. Army Inspector General's Office, Washington, D.C., Report by Lt. Col. George C. Sarran
Includes some hand written case notes.

John F. Schuessler’s VISIT 5/9/1982 report on Sarran’s investigation 11 pages w/ cover): PDF pages 21-31 

Helicopter Witness appears: VISIT Investigator's Notes Summary: Interview with John Plaster, Huffman Helicopter witness  9/25/1982(4 pages w/ cover. PDF pages 32-35

MUFON UFO Journal October 1982 pg. 3
Pentagon Investigates Cash-Landrum Case by John F. Schuessler

APRO Bulletin Vo. 30 No. 10 October 1982 Coral  Lorenzen, editor
More on Cash Landrum by Coral E. Lorenzen
http://www.openminds.tv/apro-bulletins

MUFON UFO Journal December 1982 pg 8
Technical Review of Radiation in  Cash-Landrum Case by Paul Stowe (MUFON Research Specialist in Nuclear Technology)
Followed by comments from Dr. Peter Rank

MUFON UFO Journal September 1983 pg 3
Cash-Landrum Case Investigation of Helicopter Activity by John F. Schuessler

Radiation UFO Injuries by Richard C. Niemtzow, M.D.
also published in Flying Saucer Review vol 29, no. 3, 1984

MUFON UFO Journal November 1983 pg 12 UFOs and Hot Rings by James McCampbell

MUFON UFO Journal January 1984 pg 3 Estimate of the Situation 1984 the (sad?) State of UFOlogy by John F. Schuessler
discusses APRO’s criticism, claims of USG UFO


MUFON UFO Journal February 1984 pg 7 15 UFOS Seen Over East Texas by John F. Schuessler
(Vickie Landrum provides a tip on another UFO case)


Legal Documents: CUFON (Computer UFO Network) collection of documents connected to the legal case 1983-1986
(Note: the Defense conducted an investigation in this case, at least to the possibility of the origin of the helicopters and whether the UFO was a US military device. No documents from this investigation are presently public.)

Quest Publication:The Cash-Landrum File: Civil Action No. H84 348 Additional legal documents.
http://www.afu.se/Downloads/Books_and_documents/Digitized_by_AFU/Quest_Publications/Quest_Publications_101-Cash_Landrum_File-Civil_Action.pdf

MUFON UFO Symposium July 1984
"Cash-Landrum Case: Speculation About the Medical Effects" by John F. Schuessler. 

Pursuit: Science is the Pursuit of the Unexplained
First Quarter 1985, pg.18-21
Diamond Fire- A Close Encounter of the Military Kind by Harry Lebelson 

MUFON UFO Symposium Saint Louis, Missouri, June 28, 29 & 30 1985
The Medical Evidence in UFO Cases by John F. Schuessler.
Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt by Peter a. Gersten (link to cover and table of contents only)
MUFON 1986 UFO Symposium
John F. Schuessler 1986. Cash-Landrum UFO Case File: The Issue of Government Responsibility.

MUFON UFO Journal June 1986 pg 16 Letter from Steuart Campbell, Response from Betty Cash

MUFON UFO Journal July 1986 pg 10
Cash-Landrum Case Hampered by John F. Schuessler

MUFON UFO Journal  October 1986 pg 12
Cash-Landrum Case Closed? by John F. Schuessler

UN Presentation 1992: UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS:
THE MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE by JOHN F. SCHUESSLER

(Sturrock Panel) Physical Evidence Related to UFO Reports:
The Proceedings of a Workshop Held at the Pocantico Conference Center, Tarrytown, New York, September 29 - October 4,1997

The Cash-Landrum UFO Incident 
Three Texans Are Injured During an Encounter with a UFO and Military Helicopters 
by John F. Schuessler (1998 LaPorte, Texas Geo Graphics Printing Co) out of print

Betty Cash Obituary: UFO Updates 1/3/1999
Peter Gersten posts a notice of Betty’s death, including an obit written by John Schuessler 

Vickie Landrum Obituary: Big Thicket Messenger - Obituaries

Television Coverage: See this article for television coverage of the case:

If you know of major omissions, please report them to


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