Special Guest Speaker
Travis disappeared for five days in what turned out to be an encounter with what could only be described as extraterrestrials.
Travis Walton generally doesn’t require an introduction. He was the Arizona logger whose 1975 encounter with a UFO was made into the Paramount movie, “Fire In The Sky”. Ignoring the warnings of his fellow crewmen, Walton approached the craft and, after being struck by a blast of energy from it, was taken aboard. The crew were suspected of murdering Walton and accused of making up a wild story to cover up for the deed until lie detector tests by Arizona State Police cleared them.
I acknowledge the bravery of Travis and his fellow logging crew members who could have debunked this story because of the unfavorable media attention it was getting. They could have saved themselves from years of ridicule and claimed it was all a hoax, but they never did. They all stuck to the truth of their story – all these 40 years – in spite of the ridicule they endured... a personal interest story into how this event challenged their lives and changed their lives forever.
- Jennifer W. Stein, State Section Director for PA MUFON
Travis Walton with his book, “Fire In The Sky”, and the DVD documentary on his UFO experience, “Travis”.
Lecture Seminar Program
In Plain Sight:
An Analysis of the Walton Experience and the Extraterrestrial Implications for Humanity
Travis will present an analysis of the investigation into his UFO and alien contact experience in Heber, Arizona, by ufological researchers, as well as the subsequent attacks leveled by the media, debunkers and law enforcement, and how the facts – the hidden truths sitting in plain sight – disprove them all.
With a book titled “The Walton Experience” and a movie based on the book, “Fire In The Sky”, Travis recounts the events and experiences of the now world-famous 1975 UFO abduction, the impact it has had on his and on the lives of others who were also involved, explains where the movie departs from what really happened, and details fascinating new developments in what is now recognized as the best documented case to date of UFO abduction and alien contact ever recorded.
For further exploration on this topic, we recommend watching the 90-minute documentary by Jennifer Stein, “Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton”, which premiered at the 2015 International UFO Congress Film Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona, where it swept the EBE Awards for Best Long Documentary film and the People’s Choice Award. With 2015 marking the 40th anniversary of the Travis Walton incident, filmmaker Jennifer W. Stein, the State Section Director for PA MUFON, and co-producer Bob Terrio won two EBE awards at the Open Minds Film Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona, that year.
As Stein states, “Bob Terrio and I undertook this project with Travis because Hollywood would not, or could not tell the true story of Travis Walton. We don’t need to make these stories up – that only confuses everyone – and the truth is more interesting.”