posted on Oct, 9 2013 @ 08:40 AM
reply to post by karl 12
That's a classic- one of my favorites due to the contemporary coverage of the Cash-Landrum case. It was never widely seen, produced for a KPIX of San
Francisco, then syndicated. Until Peter Gersten posted it, almost lost and forgotten.
A couple of spelling corrections on names:
Vickie Landrum & John F. Schuessler. The Vicky mistake is common, even their lawyer got it wrong in documents.
One point of interest is that Major Dennis Haire appears to comment that none of the men or craft under his command in the National Guard were flying
the night of the sighting. Maj. Haire, was a pilot in his civilian life, and flew a helicopter during the reenactment of the sighting to stand in for
Another big plus is that it features a rare appearance of Betty Cash's cardiologist, Dr. V.B. Shenoy. Very few of the original doctors have commented
publicly on the case. (Most medical information comes from 2nd hand sources such as Dr. Peter Rank who never examined the witnesses, just medical
records and photos.)
There's a few minor goofs: Narrator states that Air Force investigated the case, but it was the Army. States that legal action had been taken, which
was technically not true- it happened at the end of 1982. The narrator also says that medical tests were inconclusive- not accurate. Some of the tests
Speaking of tests, heres an interesting bit of trivia aboutt he film:
During those early days a television crew came to Houston from California. At the time Betty and Vickie were quite ill and didn't want to be
filmed. However, the crew promised them a form of help that had not been offered before. The crew claimed that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena, California had developed a DNA test that could pinpoint the type of radiation that had caused their injuries. Betty and Vickie believed that
they could get more specific medical treatment if they had the JPL data so they agreed to the filming. Unfortunately, after the crew completed the
filming they left town and were never heard of again - they didn't make good on their promise.
John f. Schuessler, UFO-Related Human Physiological Effects
It is unknown who made the promise. While uncredited, William Moore was a paid researcher for this film.
Thanks for posting this to help give exposure to this documentary. I've got a collection of other Cash-Landrum documentaries at
Cash-Landrum Documentary Collection