From Stig Agermose

                    Injuries Caused By UFO   Claim Woman's Life

                          From Peter Gersten <>
                 Dear CAUS Members:
                 In 1981 I represented three People in a lawsuit against the United
                 States Government for injuries that resulted from their contact with
                 an unusual aerial object. Betty Cash, Vicky Landrum and Colby
                 Landrum are the only three People to ever sue our government for
                 injuries from a UFO. On the eighteenth anniversary of her
                 encounter, Betty Cash died.
                 Betty Cash was a warrior and heroine. She fought the US
                 government and, even in defeat, showed a spirit and tenacity that will
                 now be her epitaph. CAUS and I pay tribute to a very brave
                 lady...and a victim of this government's callousness to the rights of
                 the individual. The following is the announcement of her death:
                 December 30, 1998
                 For Immediate Release:
                 Betty Cash, one of three people injured in a UFO close encounter
                 near Huffman, Texas, on December 29, 1980, died on the 18th
                 anniversary of the event, in Birmingham, Alabama. She had been in
                 poor health ever since the encounter. At the time of the event, Mrs.
                 Cash operated her own businesses near Dayton, Texas.
                 Betty Cash, along with Vickie Landrum and grandson Colby
                 Landrum, encountered a huge UFO accompanied by military
                 helicopters on a dark road in the east Texas Piney Woods. They
                 were exposed to radiation from the object, which caused extreme
                 medical problems such as burns, eye damage, hair loss, diarrhea, and
                 vomiting. Although they and others observed a large number of
                 military helicopters along with the UFO, the U.S. Government
                 refused to acknowledge the event or assist them in any way.
                 After the encounter, Betty Cash was hospitalized and treated for
                 burns and the other maladies. The extent of the injuries was so great,
                 she was forced to close her businesses and never worked again. He
                 life became a series of hospital stays, many of them in intensive care.
                 Eventually, she developed cancer, which was successfully treated. In
                 November 1998, Mrs. Cash suffered a stroke. On December 29,
                 during her recovery, an unusual turn of events claimed her life.
                 Mrs. Cash was a hero in the fight against government UFO
                 cover-ups and brought hope to other victims of UFO incidents. She
                 was devoted to family and friends and never allowed her illness to
                 prevent her from helping others to cope with the trauma of UFO
                 close encounters.
                 For further information, contact John Schuessler, MUFON's Deputy
                 Director of Administration, and primary investigator of Mrs. Cash's
                 UFO incident, at (303) 948-6224, FAX (303) 948-6225, or e-mail at:
                 Betty Cash will be missed...but never forgotten.
                 Peter A. Gersten Director
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January  1999
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