On this day in 1980, the Cash-Landrum UFO incident occurred near Dayton, Texas. Witnesses Betty Cash, Vicky Landrum, and Colby Landrum claim they encountered a brightly lit, diamond shaped craft on a small rural road. The craft emitted an intense flame that caused their car to become painfully hot to the touch. Shortly afterward, the craft was intercepted by a squadron of military helicopters. Following the event, both women suffered symptoms consistent with radiation sickness and sued the US Government for damages. The case was dismissed in 1986.