An Exclusive Interview With Alien Abductee Travis Walton
Ever since I saw the 1993 film “Fire in the Sky” I have been intrigued about extra-terrestrial life, it’s not something I want to bring to the site constantly but I have researched the phenomenon of Alien Abduction for most of my life and I would love to discuss the psychological aftermath of these events every now and then on Words with Meaning
I had the great honour and privilege to speak to Travis Walton, the victim of an alleged abduction in November of 1975. Mr. Walton wrote “Fire in the Sky” about his traumatic experience which conceived the award winning movie adaptation of the same name. Walton has always had one of the most documented abduction stories and after passing lie detector tests and suffering from the media and sceptic for many years it’s no wonder.
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First, a little background on the story
The 1993 release of the movie “Fire In The Sky” was intriguing to many who had waited for a screen presentation of Travis Walton’s book by the same name. D. B. Sweeny and James Garner offered the film veteran actors. Those familiar with the actual story were less than impressed with the film’s inability to take the full account to the screen.
Those who were not privy to the actual story may have thought it only fiction. There are some great sets, and special effects, but the story is not done justice. My goal in this article, is to present the facts behind the movie; the real story of the abduction of Travis Walton. I ask only one thing of you the reader, reserve final judgment until you have read all the facts.
This baffling UFO case began on November 5th, 1975, in northeastern Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. A logging crew of 7 men were working on a government contract, clearing forest. The men loaded into a single pickup truck leaving work for the day. As they started their journey home they saw, not far from the road, a “luminous object, shaped like a flattened disc.”
All of the men agreed that Travis Walton, captivated by the sight, left the truck to get a closer look. While gazing up in awe at the object, suddenly a brilliant, bluish light struck him and threw him to the ground some distance away.
This event caused the other crew members to flee the scene in fear for their lives. After arguing among themselves, they decided to go back and see if they could help Travis. Returning to the scene, they found no trace of the craft, or Travis.
A personal friend of Travis’, Mike Rogers, was the crew foreman, and driver of the truck. According to Rogers, as the men fled the scene, he looked back and saw a “luminous object” lift out of the forest, and disappear toward the horizon. Rogers and the other 5 workers eventually would take a lie detector test. The men passed the examination, save for one inconclusive, and soon the case exploded into the national spotlight.
Walton reappeared five days later, confused and scared, with fleeting memories of alien entities, and descriptions of the inside of their craft.
He was also subsequently subjected to a number of polygraph examinations. The Travis Walton event would soon become the very first abduction case to be given serious consideration by many credible scientists. His story would force the general public to reevaluate previously close minded opinions on the subject.
The six witnesses, Allen Dalis, Dwayne Smith, John Goulette, Kenneth Peterson, Mike Rogers, and Steve Pierce, of this controversial case, described the craft in personal, yet similar terms. Rogers’ description depicts the craft as a “large, glowing object hovering in the air below the treetops about 100 feet away.”
Dwayne Smith described the craft as “smooth and giving off a yellowish-orange light.”
Additional eyewitness accounts added the following: “unbelievably smooth,” “a flattened disc with “edges clearly defined.”
THE WHOLE STORY- Firstly, Thank you for agreeing to participate in this interview
Do you think that the Mayan Calendar and the theory of what will allegedly happen in 2012 is possible and if so do you believe something significant will happen with life beyond earth?
Travis Walton – I don’t know, but it does seem to be an extraordinary coincidence that certain things they couldn’t have known about, like planetary alignments, are happening at the same time.
THE WHOLE STORY- After all these years, do you still find yourself experiencing post-traumatic stress from the experience?
Travis Walton – I do still experience great stress when talking or dreaming about it, but that has gradually become considerably reduced
THE WHOLE STORY – What are your opinions on the new books and stories arising from authors who claim to have had a similar experience, Do you believe all of these stories are of truth or do you think that some may be fabricated?
Travis Walton – Because I condemn any act of publicly passing judgment on an individual case without first having researched it (as I was so victimized) I don’t do so. But I definitely think that many such reports are not at all in the same category as mine. Some are fabricated, others are sincere delusions based on wishful thinking or extraordinarily unusual dreams.
THE WHOLE STORY – If you could change what happened and not have to endure the abduction experience, would you?
Travis Walton – All these years I have been saying that if I had it to do over again I would not get out of that truck. But gradually I’ve come to realize that along with the costs and burden of having had this experience comes a growing feeling of responsibility to humanity.
THE WHOLE STORY – What are your comments to the skeptics out there?
Travis Walton – Skeptics pride themselves on that title, thinking it signifies clarity of thought. They need to be made aware that “skeptic” is merely the opposite pole of “gullible”, both states are just skewed perspectives that are actually distorted, biased attitudes. The logical, rational perspective with which to undertake the conduct of inquiry is OBJECTIVITY, not skepticism. Objectivity is neither a prior acceptance or rejection of an issue. It is a balanced examination of all evidence, both pro and con, and only then allowing that evidence to create a measured “verdict” on a scale of belief, tentative acceptance, doubt or complete disbelief. So there are “gullible fools” and “skeptical fools”.
So there you have it, regardless of if your open to the possibility of extra terrestrial life or not, Travis’ story is a very amazing and intriguing read, even if your not convinced, its still a great book and an excellent movie and very recommended.