Jim Moseley Is On The Case: The Cash-Landrum Incident
Was the Cash-Landrum UFO really a secret military project that screwed up?
December 29th, 1980. Two women and a boy are in a car traveling on a road through thick woodland, on their way to Dayton, Texas. Their journey is interrupted by a strange diamond-shaped craft floating over the road being escorted or pursued by military helicopters.
The bottom of the UFO is open, emitting light and heat. The UFO leaves with the helicopters.
Later, the three people in the car suffer health problems after the incident, apparently related to radiation exposure.
In his zine, “Saucer Smear,” Jim Moseley has been taking another look at the case. He mentioned it to me in a recent phone conversation to see if I could dig up any info online about the case like others have done for him.
Well, my investigation as such is preliminary. I took a wild chance with the search words like “atomic hot air balloon” and found a paper entitled “SMALL NUCLEAR-POWERED HOT AIR BALLOONS FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE DEEP ATMOSPHERE OF URANUS AND NEPTUNE.”
I also searched for “atomic power aircraft” and discovered back during the Cold War about attempts to build a nuclear powered airplane. Even the evil commie Russians were working on such a craft.
I can see it now: two ato-planes collide in the air over a populated area. Time to call in the FAA and the NRC. I wonder who would have jurisdiction over the investigation.
So far no real hits related to the Cash-Landrum UFO as a secret US military FUBAR. Sorry, Jim.
I plan to write more about ato-vehicles – cars and planes -- when I have more time to follow up.