The hovering UFO then moved higher into the sky. As it flew over the treetops, Cash and Landrum claimed that a group of military helicopters approached the object and surrounded it in tight formation. Cash started up her car and left the scene. She claimed to see glimpses of the UFO and the helicopters receding into the distance, according to the Web site.
That night, Cash, Landrum and her grandson all got sick. They suffered from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, general weakness, a burning sensation in their eyes and feeling as though they had been sunburned. Over the next few days, Cash's symptoms got worse when she developed blisters and hair loss. She was taken to the local emergency room for treatment on Jan. 3, 1981. The Landrums fared somewhat better, though both suffered from lingering weakness, skin sores and hair loss.
The Cash-Landrum incident is disturbing on multiple fronts, not the least of which is the possibility that some faction of the military has secretly pioneered a form of "antigravity" propulsion. There's no need to invoke extraterrestrial pilots or reverse-engineering in order to make sense of the case; I contend that the explanation for what Cash and the Landrums witnessed is close-to-home but nevertheless off-limits.