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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Alien Abduction of Travis Walton

The events of Travis Walton's abduction story began on November 5, 1975, one of the most interesting UFO events in history which took place in northeastern Arizona, USA. Walton was one of a seven man crew that was clearing trees on a government contract in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. After the end of the work day at 6:10 pm, all of the crew jumped into foreman Mike Rogers' pick-up truck and began their trip home.

The Men See A Hovering Craft:

As they drove, they were shocked to see through the woods, by the side of the remote dirt road, a “luminous object, shaped like a flattened disc” hovering a few feet from the ground and close to their truck. One of the crew members, 22 year old Travis Walton, being young tried to show off to his friends that he was fearless, ran out of the truck towards the hovering object and positioned himself under it. They yelled at him to return to the truck, but Walton ignored them.

Blue Beam Hits Walton:

They followed Walton to witness him looking up from under the hovering craft which was a few feet from the ground. Suddenly a bright bluish beam of light emitted from under the craft striking Walton in the head and chest area hurling him backward to the ground some distance away. When the men witnessed that, one of them yelled, “it got him!” another one yelled, “let’s get out of here!” They in fear for their lives ran to the truck and fled the scene. They were speeding away thinking that they were being chased. The men were arguing whether to continue or to go back and get Walton. Finally, they came to the conclusion that Walton might be in danger, needed their help and should not be left alone on the ground in the cold night. They turned the truck around and headed back to find him. They search the area, but Walton was gone.

Police Notified:

The men went to the small town of Snowflake, where they made a report to the police. They first talked to Deputy Ellison and then Sheriff Marlin Gillespie, who stated that the men were sincerely distressed. The policemen and the crew members went back to the scene with flashlights, and searched for Travis again, but again without results. They decided to come back the next morning and search again with the aid of daylight. Little did any of the members of the search know they were to be players in one of the largest manhunts in Arizona history.

Manhunt Begins:

Very soon, the case would break into the national media. The small town in Arizona would be literally overrun by researchers, newspaper writers, UFO buffs, and other interested individuals. After several days of using men on foot, men in four-wheel drive vehicles, scent dogs, and even helicopters, no sign of Walton was found. Temperatures dropped rapidly at night, and there was fear that Walton, injured by the beam and lying somewhere disoriented, would not survive. Finally, law enforcement began to follow another line of investigation, and a possible motive for murder.

Was The Crazy Story True?:

Thinking that there might be bad blood between Travis and another crew member, law enforcement began to evaluate the credibility of the men involved in the clearing contract. Finally yielding to demands to take polygraph examinations, all of the men passed the test, except for one inconclusive, that being Allen Dalis. Police personnel, after background checks, and interviews with the men, decided that there was no cause to believe that the men were covering up a fight or even murder. Ruling out foul play that only left one possibility. Was it possible that the crazy story
the men were telling was true?

Walton is Returned:

As rumors ran rampant, and theories were discussed back and forth, five days after his disappearance, Travis Walton returned. Travis stated: "Consciousness returned to me on the night I awoke to find myself on the cold pavement west of Heber, Arizona. I was lying on my stomach, my head on my right forearm. Cold air brought me instantly awake." He was rescued from a small filling station, hungry, thirsty, dirty, weak, and feeble. He was taken for a medical examination. Now that some questions had been answered, another one was created, "Where had Walton been for the last 5 days?"

Walton Recalls Abduction:

“I moaned silently, slowly returning consciousness the excruciating ache almost caused me to lose consciousness again. I was lying on my back wondering where I was. I was lying on my back, Oh my God,-the hospital! They brought me here to the hospital! I thought. But it was a strange room. Finally able to clear my vision, I was utterly shocked to see a horrible creature. Three horrible beings were in the room with him, looking at me. I tried to lunge at one and push it away. When I did, the creature went flying across the room. I would see several different types of aliens during this time aboard. This must have been the flying object that had thrown the blue beam at me in the forest. I was subjected to numerous medical procedures during my stay on the UFO.”

Walton's Statement:

"It was many years ago that I got out of a crew truck in the national forest and ran toward a large glowing UFO hovering in the darkening Arizona sky. But when I made that fateful choice to leave the truck, I was leaving behind more than just my six fellow workmen. I was leaving behind forever all semblance of a normal life, running headlong toward an experience so overwhelmingly mind-rending in its effects, so devastating in its aftermath, that my life would never-could never-be the same again." (Travis Walton).


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Although there have been many unexplained sightings in the town of Lajas, the situation there has been hyped by the amount of lies and exaggeration by a group of so-called, "ufologists" who ignore other areas of Puerto Rico to promote tourism in Lajas. That was evident when my wife and my daughter confronted a terrifying experience in the town of Aguada with extraterrestrials and that group of charlatans refused our plea for help. Of course, if it happened in Lajas they would have jumped on the opportunity for fame and tourism for that town. Those hoaxes and lies were approved and sanctioned by the then mayor of that town who named route 303 "The extraterrestrial route". The idea of building an "UFOport" (ovnipuerto), “la llorona sightings" and the biggest hoax of them all, "that a UFO crashed there" all this could only be found in a science fiction novel.

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I worked 20 years for the New York City Department of Correction. First as a Correction Officer for 4 years, Captain for 12 years, and as a Deputy Warden for 4 years. As a law enforcement officer and supervisor, I have conducted countless of criminal investigations, some for unimaginable allegations.

On June of 2005, after my retirement, I moved to Puerto Rico with my family where my wife and my daughter faced extraordinary experiences with extraterrestrials. These alien encounters, subsequent abductions of my wife and the lack of help from so-called, "ufologists" here on the island, prompted me to become involved in the field of ufology and in the need to help others who have had similar experiences.


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