CAUS

CAUS Background

Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS) in the early 80s, was an organization known principally, if not solely, for being the plaintiff in two actions under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA.) The first, a lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) for approximately 135 UFO related documents* and a second lawsuit** against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 57 documents withheld pursuant to a previous court decision.***

From 1987-1998 CAUS has survived solely on the heroic efforts of Barry Greenwood, former editor and publisher of 'Just Cause;' Larry Fawcett, former deputy director and co-author with Greenwood of 'The UFO Cover-UP' (formerly 'Clear Intent); and Larry W. Bryant, a man unequalled in his determination and enthusiasm for the truth.

In January 1998, Peter A. Gersten, the attorney representing CAUS in its prior lawsuits, resumed his position as director, a position he held when CAUS was founded by him, W.T. Zechel and Brad Sparks in the late 70s.

* CAUS v. NSA, Civil Action No. 80-1562
** CAUS v CIA, Civil Action No. 83-2718
*** Ground Saucer Watch, Inc. v. CIA , Civil Action No. 78-859


CAUS Directors

Peter A. Gersten, Esq.
Admitted to practice law in the states of NY and AZ; Former New York criminal defense trial attorney specializing in murder cases; Founder and Executive Director of CAUS; Former counsel for 1) Ground Saucer Watch in GSW v. CIA; 2) CAUS in CAUS v. NSA and CAUS v. CIA; and 3) plaintiffs in Betty Cash et al. v. US Government; Present counsel to CAUS in CAUS v. Department of Army. Author of the first Internet serial, The Ultimate Secret. Resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Joshua Shapiro
Aquarian Age Net worker; Crystal Skull/UFO Explorer; Author; Co-founder V J Enterprises (since 1992) offering classes on UFOs, Crystal Skulls, Peru and Aquarian Age Networking; Specializes in tours to Peru; Sponsor of UFO NET Global (a network of UFO related web sites), NA NET Global (a network of New Age Web Sites) and the Planetary Light Network (Light Connection Point for individuals and organizations to share their visions and dreams to create a more harmonic future); owner of one of the largest web sites about UFOs. Resides in Des Moines, Illinois.

Ted Loman
Former host and producer of the public access TV program, UFO/AZ; Interviewed over 250 people worldwide resulting in over 2000 hours of video recordings; Public speaker; Present host of Off The Record, TV program. Resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Jerry Glass
Jerry brings 40 years research background in the UFO/ET paradigm to CAUS. He is currently the MUFON Inland Empire (Riverside County, CA), State Section Director. Jerry personally investigates high profile and military cases. MUFON/Glass hosts a monthly meeting featuring keynote speakers and authors in our field, an award winning web site, and he has personally been a guest on 120 radio and television shows, including: KNBC News, "Strange Universe," the Mutual Broadcasting Network, and Jeff Rense's "Sightings." Professionally Jerry works in public relations, marketing, writing and documentary production. He is the former producer and host of the acclaimed TV series, "Passport To Good Health."

Chris O'Brien
Chris, regarded as one of the best, if not the best, investigator in the UFO community will have primary oversight responsibility for any investigation funded by CAUS. Chris' experiences speak for themselves. He is indeed an expert in his field and a legend in his own time.

In 1989, Christopher moved to the San Luis Valley, in South-central Colorado and began a private investigation of unusual documented events in the SLV which resulted in his first book for St. Martin's Press  titled, The Mysterious Valley (Sept 1996) which is in it's third printing. His second book, Enter the Valley continues his compelling investigation into the documented UFO reports, unusual animal deaths, Native American legends, cryptozoology, secret military activity and the folklore in the world's largest alpine valley.


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