UFO News Roundup, China correspondent, Marc Sima checks in then an interview with Travis Walton about UFO and abduction topics outside of his noted 1975 personal incident. Check out: www.travis-walton.com
On November 5, 1975 a seven-man work crew prepared to leave their job site in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest near Snowflake, Arizona. Spotting a bright light in the forest they were shocked to come upon a hovering, disc shaped object. Travis Walton got out of the truck to investigate and was struck by some type of beam or ray which knocked him to the ground. Thinking they were in danger, the other men fled. Soon after the men returned but could not find a trace of Walton. Over the next few days many would search the woods, also without finding a trace of the missing woodsman. Near midnight on November 10 a relative received a phone call from Walton, explaining he was hurt and calling from a phone booth at a nearby gas station. Walton was picked up; he was found unshaven and wearing the same clothes he had been wearing when he disappeared. Travis Walton claimed to be unaware that several days had passed. He had memories of his time, supposedly on board the craft, but could only recount his experiences without severe emotional distress while under hypnosis. Walton went on to pass multiple lie detector tests and fail two. He later wrote of the ordeal, which formed the basis for the feature film Fire In The Sky. The Travis Walton case is hailed as one of the best cases of alien abduction by some and as a complete hoax by detractors.
Travis Walton’s Experience
In 1975 Travis Walton was working for his friend Mike Rogers as part of a crew contracted by the US Forest Service to clear trees and brush in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. In addition to the two friends, the crew consisted of Allen Dalis, John Goulette, Kenneth Peterson, Steve Pierce and Dwayne Smith. As the young men were leaving their job site at approximately 6 PM on November 5, 1975, they spotted a silver, disc shaped object among the trees. According to interviews with Walton, the mysterious object was approximately 90 feet from the crew’s vehicle. It was hovering and glowed in a way that reminded him of molten metal. There was a sound, something like the hum of machinery, coming from the disc.
Show Notes: Guest Kathleen Marden, niece of Betty Hill joins Martin for a conversation discussing what it was like behind the scenes of the most noted abduction of all times, The Betty & Barney Hill UFO Experience in September 19, 1961. She also discusses her book Captured, and what is current in her field of investigations. Visit: kathleen-marden.com