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
- 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,
- 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.