CAUS Washington Report                                September 1985
Dix-McGuire: The "Smoking Gun" Has Emerged
     What you'll see on the last two pages of this report is an incomplete, preliminary document from a yet-to -be-USAF-acknowledged record of an extraordinary event: the slaying and retrieval of an occupant disembarked from a UFO that had been pursued by military policemen from Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base, N. J., on Jan. 18, 1978.

     The document is incomplete because of the deleted identities of some of the principals involved in the incident -- a decision made by MUFON chief retrievalist Leonard H. Stringfield* as a means for protecting them mainly from government reprisal and, secondarily, from hounding at the hands of sensationalist news media.

     Thanks to Stringfield's careful, methodical pursuit of the details on this case, we now have a point of departure for CAUS and other groups to marshal their resources in an all-out effort toward resolving its numerous facets and ramifications. (For a comprehensive, illustrated review of the case, see Stringfield's paper, "The Fatal Encounter at Fort Dix-McGuire AFB," in the proceedings of the Mutual UFO Network's St. Louis, MO., symposium for June 1985; copies of the proceedings are available, at $11.00 apiece, from MUFON, 103 Oldtowne Road, Seguin, TX 78155.)

     Already, a group of Washington, D.C.-based researchers has formed a task force to go after all government records pertaining to the incident. So far, their freedom-of-information requests have met with the predictable, stock response from officialdom: "this agency has no records responsive to your request." The records current location/disposition is expected to be the focus of planned FOIA legal action to compel the government's full accountability in an incident that must have generated a wealth of permanently maintained records.

     Now, how can we help the task force's work? For starters, write your congressman, requesting that he ask the appropriate committee of Congress to investigate the incident. Next, donate what you can to the "Dix-McGuire FOIA UFO Litigation Project," which is being managed by the Fund for UFO Research, Inc. (P.O. Box 277, Mount Rainier, MD 20712).

     Your tax-deductible check/money order, made payable to the Fund and designated for the Project, thus will represent your direct investment in what could become an historic battle for the public's right to know -- in a case having at least 90-percent surety of pay-off.

     With enough support from you, the task force can hire an attorney and proceed with the appropriate legal strategy (including (1) The preparation of a "discovery motion" to determine the incident report's authenticity and tie-in with other documents/actions, and (2) the issuing of subpoenas to gather testimony from witnesses to and particinants in the official coverup of New Jersey's Ultimate UFO Encounter).

* Stringfield's address is 4412 Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45227. His co-researcher in this project, Richard H. Hall, resides at 4418 39th Street, Brentwood, MD 20722. Address of the Washington, D.C., office of Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS) is 3518 Martha Custis Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302.