Episode 19: The Cash-Landrum Incident: Did this UFO Encounter Cause Radiation Sickness?

December 29th, 1980: On a back road outside Houston, Texas, three people had a terrifying close encounter with a huge UFO and a fleet of mystery helicopters. These witnesses later suffered unexplained sunburn, vomiting, hair loss, and a range of physical symptoms likened to the effects of radiation poisoning… effects that would result in a civil court case against the United States Air Force…

On the surface, the experience of Betty Cash, Vickie Landrum and Colby Landrum (sometimes called the Piney-Woods Incident) is one of the most well-documented and convincing UFO cases of the 20th Century. But is everything as it seems? Mike and Martin investigate.

Further reading/sources:

Unsolved Mysteries on the Texas UFO case

BlueBlurryLines Blog

Transcript of the Bergstrom AFB interview

Brad Sparks’s analysis of the “radiation sickness” symptoms 

Brian Dunning on the Cash-Landrum incident

Skeptical Enquirer article (Robert Sheaffer)

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