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You probably thought that you’ve heard everything there is to know about the Travis Walton abduction case. Right? Well, get ready to stir the pot of controversy yet again.

Someone on the internet is claiming that their parents were both witnesses to the UFO lights that abducted Travis Walton that fateful night on November 5th, 1975. According to Reddit user PardonMyNerdity, their parents sat in a diner north of Arizona that evening and witnessed strange red lights appearing and suddenly disappearing near the top of the White Mountains. At first thinking they lights were forest fires, the couple became weary when they observed the lights vanishing within minutes. Unlike any fires they’ve ever seen.

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By Reddit User: PardonMyNerdity

My parents were married in June of 1974. That fall, they moved to Phoenix, Arizona.

On November 5th, 1975, my parents were on their way to dinner at a restaurant in North Phoenix and had stopped to get some gas. Looking to the north, you can see the north rim (I believe) of the White Mountains. My parents could see this dome-shaped, reddish glow over those mountains. As they were watching, the light died away. My dad went in to pay and asked the attendant about any news reports of a forest fire in that area. The attendant said that there hadn’t been. Obviously a forest fire doesn’t die away like a light going out…at least I’ve never heard of that happening. There were no reports about the light seen in the mountains that night, and my parents forgot all about it until the movie “Fire In The Sky” came out and Travis Walton was making the interview rounds again. That was the first time I had heard the story from my parents.

If you have any questions, I can ask my dad. My mother passed away in 2001, but she always said the story was true.

Edited to add: I signed the guestbook at Travis Walton’s site, telling him this story, and he emailed me. Always thought that was kind of cool.

Check out the entire thread in Reddit, interesting comments.  Of course there is no way of knowing if this person is telling the truth but this was something that I’ve always wondered about the Travis Walton case. If a giant craft was capable of snatching a person up off the ground, taking them to a far away location, then there had to be witnesses from the local town, right? I mean, it would be a dazzling display of lights. Multicolored lights beaming from trees high up in the mountains is anything but a subtlety.

 

  • Joe Rock

    The area of the abduction is at least 70 miles from Phoenix. Sounds rather improbable to me.