Some UFO sightings are much more intriguing than others, like the UFO that was surrounded by 23 helicopters seemingly trying to corral the spacecraft. This is a case still talked about today. Then there’s the case of an unknown spacecraft that plays cat and mouse with jet fighters, this is another UFO sighting that can’t be ignored. These sightings are too detailed and seen by too many reputable people to dismiss them as being mistaken for a weather balloon.
How about the case of the Australian pilot disappearing mid-flight just after he radios in that a “strange craft” appears to be “dancing” around his aircraft? This is another encounter not to be taken lightly, according to Open Minds TV on Oct. 30.
One of the most disturbing of the documented events of a UFO encounter happened to three people in Texas. Two women and a seven year-old boy were driving home one night on a rural road and what they encountered changed their lives forever. They were in the Piney Woods just outside of Huffman, Texas in 1981 when they saw a UFO hovering over the road ahead of them, describes the website Blue Blurry Lines.
This is one of the cases that is highlighted in a new series from National Geographic airing on TV starting next week. This Piney Woods case had too much documented evidence to be ignored. These three people encountered some type of UFO.
This UFO in front of them over the road periodically gave of bursts of what looked like flames, thrusting downward on the road. 51-year-old Betty Cash was driving and in the front passenger seat was her friend 57-year-old Vicky Landrum and in the backseat was Vicky’s seven-year grandson Colby. The roar of the thrust and an odd beeping sound were the noises coming from this craft. What happens next is unbelievable.
They stopped the car because they would have had to go under the craft if they’d kept going. It was December and they had been riding in the car with the heat on, but now the car got so hot, they needed to get out. Colby was scared, so Vicky stayed near the car with her grandson to comfort him while Betty walked a little bit closer to watch this unbelievable sight in front of them. This craft let out a steady “roar” when it would release the streams of flames lapping on the road below.
Out of nowhere came helicopters, what seemed like dozens of them, and they surrounded the craft. The craft started to rise and move away from the area and as the helicopters continued to surround it even while it was moving. The trio went to get back in their car and it was so hot that Betty burned her hand on the door handle.
Once in the car they needed to use the car’s air conditioning to cool off. Shocked at what they had experienced and thinking that the UFO was long gone, they made their way towards home. Then they saw it again in the distance and the helicopters were still shadowing the craft. They had a clear view from far away this time and were able to count 23 helicopters surrounding the craft.
This encounter is described by UFO Casebook that reports how the three became sick within in hours of returning home. They looked as if they were suffering from burns. The three were hospitalized and Betty fell into a coma. Though Vicky and Colby also suffered symptoms, they were not as sick as Betty. She had gone closer to the craft than the other two when they stopped and got out of the car to watch it. All three were treated for “life-threatening” radiation exposure. They were losing their hair and they lost weight and finally diagnosed with skin cancer.
Although there were a few major air fields and military bases in the area they all denied sending out helicopters that night. Fort Hood press officer Major Tony Geishauser made a statement about the case making all the headlines at the time. He said that Fort Hood did not send out any aircraft that night. He also said:
“I don’t know any other place around that would have that number of helicopters.” He also said, “I don’t know what it could have been unless there’s a super-secret thing going on and I wouldn’t necessarily know about it.”
Betty, Vicky and Colby were not the only people to see the UFO with the helicopters surrounding it, several other very credible witnesses reported seeing the same thing. They saw a UFO surrounded by helicopters and one of those witnesses included an off-duty police officer. The area of the road where the trio reported their encounter was badly damaged, but it was immediately repaired.
Colby was terrified of helicopters from that day on and one afternoon about a year later Vicky had the opportunity to take him to a place that had a Chinook helicopter, the same type that flew around that UFO that night, so he could view it up close. It was at a public showing in Dayton and Vicky and a friend took Colby.
They waited in a long line until it was their turn to board the copter. When Vicky, her friend and Colby were in the helicopter with the pilot she told him about the 23 helicopters like this one that she saw that night chasing a UFO. That pilot told her he was one of the pilots that night. They were sent out because there was a UFO in trouble near Huffman.
Vicky told him about all the health problems of the burns and sickness and he immediately stopped the conversation and ushered them out of the copter. Later when that pilot was questioned he denied this. He said he heard of the Cash/Landrum case but he wasn’t in the area the night of the sighting.
According to Open Minds TV, National Geographic is not leaving any stone unturned when it comes to some of the most documented cases of UFO sightings and encounters. They are attempting to answer the age old question of, “Are we alone?”
To talk about some of these extraordinary documented cases, the former UK Ministry of Defense UFO desk, Nick Pope, is featured throughout the series. This is a series that will be aired worldwide and what the National Geographic series title will be depends on the country that you live in. For the U.S. it is “UFO Conspiracies,” in the U.K. it is called “UFO: Alien Invasion” and in other countries including Australia it is simply “Invasion Earth.”
One of the most famous UFO sightings in the U.K. was witnessed by two U.S. military members. The video above explains that encounter, which was another UFO encounter that you cannot just ignore. Are they really out there? You decide.