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The Travis Walton Abduction
Nov. 5, 1975
Snowflake, Arizona




Fran Ridge
Nov. 5, 1975; Snowflake, Arizona
Travis Walton is an American logger who claims to have been abducted by a UFO while working with a logging crew in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona.. Walton could not be found, but reappeared after five days of intensive searches. The Walton case received considerable mainstream publicity and remains one of the best-known instances of alleged alien abduction. UFO historian Jerome Clark writes that "Few abduction reports have generated as much controversy" as the Walton case. It is furthermore one of the very few alien abduction cases with corroborative eyewitnesses, and one of few abduction cases where the time allegedly spent in the custody of aliens plays a rather minor role in the overall account. The motion picture, "Fire In The Sky", which was the account of what reportedly happened to Travis Walton and his crew, was released by Paramount Studios in 1993. Paramount contacted me about the details of the event and I presented what we had on file. Right before the release they sent me a large cassette of the promo and my family on I saw the file in March 12th.. As a motion picture it was very entertaining, but presented as based on a true story it was more frightening than necessary. The problem with the movie was basically in the portrayal of what happened to Travis while onboard the UFO. The story illustrated the seriousness of the close encounter and that the type of people who report them. It also showed what the situation can cause in a person's life. Good Point - Apparently people survive these encounters. Bad Point - The picture did not present what Travis said really happened aboard the craft.  

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