The Travis Walton Story
   Real ? Or Not ?

"It was many years ago that I got out of a crew truck in the national forest and ran toward a large glowing UFO hovering in the darkening Arizona sky. But when I made that fateful choice to leave the truck, I was leaving behind more than just my six fellow workmen. I was leaving behind forever all semblance of a normal life, running headlong toward an experience so overwhelmingly mind-rending in its effects, so devastating in its aftermath, that my life would never - could never - be the same again."

- Travis Walton -

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Travis Walton would have to be one of the most famous supposed alien abductees. Hollywood made a film about his case called "Fire in the Sky" Paramount 1993. He has also written a book about the events which happened to him. Since the film Travis has taken lie detector tests which showed that he wasn't lying, but he has refused to be hypnotically regressed as he fears it will bring out too many disturbing memories.

On November 5, 1975 a group of loggers in the mountains of northeastern Arizona observed a strange, unusually bright light in the sky. One of those men, Travis Walton, recklessly left the safety of their truck to take a closer look at the large UFO it turned out to be. Suddenly, as he walked toward the it, Walton was blasted back by a bolt of mysterious energy.

His companions fled in fear. When they reported an encounter with a UFO - something they would have considered impossible if they had not witnessed it themselves - the men were suspected of murder. For five days authorities mounted a massive manhunt in search of Walton - or his body. Then Walton reappeared, disoriented and initially unable to tell the whole story of his terrifying encounter.

In Fire in the Sky Travis Walton relates in his own words the best documented account of alien-UFO abduction yet recorded, the story of his harrowing ordeal at the hands of silent captors and his return to a disbelieving world of hostile interrogators, exploitative press and self-styled "debunkers." Travis Walton recounts the struggle to get a fair hearing, and confronts his detractors with a stinging rebuttal.

Now, the real story behind the hit movie from Paramount - a detailed expose' of the campaign to suppress Walton's story, and first-time revelations of startling new developments.

- from the jacket of the new book, Fire in the Sky, by Travis Walton.


The Following Excellent Story Summary was found at
FireInThe Sky Web Site

Story Summary
On November 5th 1975 Travis and 6 other forestry workers were working in the mountainous area of Heber, northeast Arizona. As they were returning home down a forest track one of the forest workers, Mike Rogers, noticed a large glow coming from above a group of trees. They drove closer and saw a disk shaped object hovering approximately 20 feet above the ground. They then stopped the truck to have a closer look at what this strange object was. Travis got out of the truck to get even closer to the object when it started to make a strange noise and before the rest of the crew could do anything a large beam of light/energy struck Travis and sent him tumbling backwards.

Mike, who was driving, panicked and fled the scene leaving Travis behind. The other men eventually convinced Mike to turn around and go back for Travis. When they returned there was no sign of Travis or the strange disk that they saw. After searching for Travis they returned home to report him missing to the police.

An intense police investigation started along with an extensive search of the area. They were unable to locate Travis or any sign of where he might have gone and it was believed that he had been murdered by one of the others that were with him that night and that they were using the UFO story as a cover up. The men requested that they undergo a lie detector test in an effort to clear their names. The first polygraph test was inconclusive, however, a second, indicated that they were telling the truth about what they had witnessed.

Was it all a hoax ?

PolyGraph Test Results

The Excellent Story Summary was found at
FireInThe Sky Web Site

The Test Results are from the great Site!

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