Driving home after a day of clearing underbrush in the Sitgreaves National Forest, seven loggers came upon a 40-foot wide shiny disc hovering on the crest of a ridge. As if spellbound, one of these loggers, Travis Walton, jumped from the passenger side of their work truck and ran toward the craft for a closer look. That decision on November 5, 1975 would change these men forever.
Travis’ story became a book and movie called, “Fire in the Sky” (1993). The Paramount Pictures feature film enhanced his “close encounter of the third kind,” (a term coined by ufologist J. Allen Hynek denoting human observations of actual aliens or “animate beings”).
Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton, recounts the experiences of the work crew that day in the forest and the weeks that followed this incident. Travis and the rest of the crew struggled to make sense of the event, enduring humiliation and job losses. Travis has encountered lifelong ridicule regarding his experiences.
The Travis Walton UFO story remains one of the most well documented stories of its kind of all time.
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Seth is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute, and holds degrees from Princeton University and the California Institute of Technology. In addition to professional publications, he has penned over five hundred popular articles on astronomy, technology, film and television. He chaired the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Study Group for a decade, and each week hosts the SETI Institute’s hour-long, science radio show, “Big Picture Science”
Shostak has written, edited and contributed to a half dozen books, including a textbook on astrobiology and Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
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