Ghosttheory has garnered the honor of interviewing one of the biggest names in Ufology. Author, speaker and subject of the book ‘The Walton Experience’ and film ‘Fire in the Sky’, Travis Walton will be the subject of our most exclusive interview ever.
Walton, formerly a logger living in Snowflake, Ariz., claimed to have been abducted in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest near Turkey Springs, Ariz., on November 5, 1975.
After a long day of clearing scrub and undergrowth with close friend Mike Rodger’s crew, the men headed back to Snowflake in Rodgers truck. As the exhausted group drove along a forest logging road they noticed a bright light behind a hill. As they got closer they saw a large silvery object, a brightly lit disc that was approx. 20 ft in diameter. Travis, against the wishes of the other crew members, got out and ran toward the object hovering in the night sky.
The next moment would change the lives of Travis and his friends forever. A beam of light blasted down on Travis and pulled him upward a foot or so before slamming him down to the ground spread eagle. With the crew in a panic, Rodgers, who thought Travis was dead, took off down the dirt road as fast as his truck would allow now in fear that the disc would turn its attention to the rest of the men.
After a quarter mile or so, Rodgers could no longer control his vehicle on the rocky surface and they skidded off the road. Now wondering if Travis was actually dead, the group decided to go back. When they reached the location, not only was the disc gone, but their friend was missing as well. The crew spent 30-minutes scouring the area, but Travis was nowhere to be found.
After an extensive search that included police, volunteers, horse mounted officers, helicopters and several 4-wheel drive vehicles Travis was still missing. With such an unbelievable story told by Travis’ friends the police could only entertain logical scenarios including that of murder by one or more of the logging crew.
The next few days were a circus as the disappearance of Travis continued to perplex everyone including police until the night of November 10.
It was just shy of midnight in Taylor, Ariz., when Grant Neff, who was married to Travis’ sister Alison, picked up a ringing telephone to what sounded like Travis’ on the other end. In a weak voice the caller said: “This is Travis. I’m at a phone booth at the Heber gas station, and I need help. Come and get me.”
At that moment began Travis’ rise to legendary status. The most compelling aspect of this story was that of the events surrounding the abduction were to some more interesting than the abduction itself.
Travis has since written the bestselling book, ‘The Walton Experience’, as well as the movie ‘Fire in the Sky’, which was based on the book.
There are those who believe Travis is relating a factual event that occurred in his life, while still others contend that he is deceiving the public. Whatever you believe, you can’t deny that the story of the Travis Walton abduction is one that has captivated us all.
We are offering our readers a chance to be a part of this event by participating in a Q&A with Travis. Please submit your questions by leaving them in the comment section below. We will try and get as many questions as possible to Travis, so make it count!
As always, we are looking for the type of intelligent and provocative questions we have come to expect here at Ghosttheory. I know you won’t let us down.
There is a time limit for submission. All questions must be in by June 26 to qualify. So get your thinking foil caps on and submit your questions below.
We look forward to this interview and expect it to be our best yet.