This article will be taking a look at the famous Travis Walton abduction case from 1975, and the speculation and controversy that has surrounded it ever since…
The Travis Walton Experience
Local logger Travis Walton, went missing from a small town in Arizona on November the 5th, 1975. Ever since the world has been mystified and intrigued by his explanation of events.
On the evening of Wednesday, November the 5th, in 1975, 22-year-old Walton was in the process of returning to Snowflake after work. He was joined by his boss, Mike Rogers, and five other men.
The group were working for the United States Forest Service and had fallen behind in their job. They had been trying desperately to catch up by working longer hours.
On their journey home they noticed what they thought was a forest fire on the horizon. As they got closer to the cause of the fire they came across a large silvery disc hovering in mid-air.
Walton was fascinated by this strange sight, and decided to get closer to the floating object.
As he neared the object, the other members of the group started to notice it wobbling and making a strange noise – they shouted to Walton to return at once!
Walton started to retreat but was suddenly hit by a blue-green ray shot from the disc. He was then lifted off the ground and thrown about 3 meters.
The Travis Walton Alien Abduction
Mike Rogers and his group were certain that this ray had killed their friend – so they sped off into the night as fast as they could.
When they got a couple of miles down the road they suddenly stopped – what had they just done?
Had they left their friend for dead?
They returned to the scene of the incident to find no sign of the disc or Travis.
When they finally got back to the town, they contacted the police and reported Walton missing…but they didn’t mention anything about a UFO until later that evening.
When they did, the police, and some volunteers, as well as most of Rogers’ crew, returned to the woods that night to search but found nothing.
The police started to suspect the group’s UFO theory…
The Story Spreads…
By Saturday the 8th, the story had spread via international media and the town was overtaken by ufologists, scientists and news reporters.
The following Monday, the group of loggers were ordered to undergo polygraph examinations, which they all passed with flying colors.
At about midnight that same Monday, Walton’s’ brother-in-law received a strange phone call from someone claiming to be Travis – he picked up Travis’s brother, Duane, and headed to a nearby gas station…where they found the hysteric Walton.
He was screaming that he was hurt, he had a few day’s growth of beard and he seemed extremely thin. All the way home he ranted about “beings with terrifying eyes”.
When he was told that he had been gone for nearly a week…he stopped screaming and fell silent.
The Travis Walton UFO Abduction
After numerous medical examinations, Travis Walton told the authorities what had really happened to him…
He claimed that he woke up on board an alien craft where he was examined by small humanoids with large eyes who wore orange jumpsuits. He was eventually led to a hangar room which contained various crafts, and a mask was placed over his face.
He then woke up near the gas station where he was found.
A polygraph exam was arranged by The National Enquirer – they did not believe Walton’s version of events. He sat the test and failed it miserably, although his friends pointed out that he was still mentally unstable and agitated from his experience.
He has taken and passed ALL of his polygraph exam’s since – but that initial failure seems to have stained his story’s credibility.
The Travis Walton UFO abduction was eventually turned into a film named Fire in the Sky in 1993…although it ended up being blasted for not really sticking to Travis’s version of events.
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Fact or elaborate, and clever, hoax?
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