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289. Free Show: UFO Congress Roundtable

Recorded live broadcast roundtable at the International UFO Congress in Phoenix, Arizona. Nick Pope, Stanton Friedman, Kathleen Marden, Travis Walton, Stephen Bassett, Jennifer Stein, Jason McClellan, Jim Lough, Dr. Bob Gross, Dean Alioto, Yvonne Smith, Heidi Gadd, Kevin Gasman http://ufocongress.com This is a bonus full show, you can help support us for listening to all full shows for as little as $2 per month


Kidnapped By Extraterrestrials; First Person Accounts

All Aboard (Head Shots) - Playboy January 1978

First person accounts of three people who claim to have been
kidnapped by extraterrestrials and taken aboard a spacecraft.

Charles Hickson

It was October 11, 1973. Calvin Parker and I had gotten off from work at 3:30, and by the time I had dinner and got my fishing tackle together, I guess we must have got on the Pascagoula River a little
By Playboy
January 1978

after five o’clock. It had become dusk by then and we were sitting on a small pier on the bank, fishing out into the river, when this noise–a hissing or zipping-like sound–attracted my attention. It was just like air or maybe steam escaping from a pipe. Anyway, I turned around, I saw these two blue lights. When I saw them, well, the sound seemed to go away. They were real close together and they were either flashing or pulsating not over 30 to 40 yards behind us. Almost as big as a car headlight and real bright.

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The Experiencers: Not Your Dad’s Alien Abductees

The Experiencers: Not Your Dad’s Alien Abductees
     They used to be called alien abductees; these days they have rebranded and call themselves experiencers.

The earliest-known alien abduction that was extensively reported was the Betty and Barney Hill case in the 1960s. The New England couple’s experiences were widely reported, published in a book, and a movie was even made about them starring James Earl Jones.

Cheryl Costa

In the ’60s and through the ’70s, the topic was relatively obscure and it was folks like Dr. John Mack who did the early research on the topic, publishing several books of his own.

In the mid 1970’s, some loggers in Snowflake, Arizona had one of their members abducted while they were returning from some logging work in an isolated wooded area. For five days, the whereabouts of Travis Walton was the subject of television coverage and nationwide news stories. When Walton was finally found, he and his team were subjected to integration and lie detector tests, all if which they passed. In 1993, a major film titled Fire In The Sky was released about the abduction events. […]

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Most Documented UFO Sighting, Abduction – 40 Years Later

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 Most Documented UFO Sighting, Abduction – 40 Years Later

By Karen Warnick
The Independent


HEBER/OVERGAARD — “They forced me down on the table, but I lost consciousness, and the next thing I remember is waking up on a highway,” recalled Travis Walton on the 40th anniversary of his abduction by an unidentified flying object.

To mark the occasion, Walton hosted a Skyfire Summit UFO conference in Overgaard last weekend.

“I didn’t know how much time had gone by but later found out it was five days and six hours. I was badly injured and could feel the cold of the pavement, but my clothes were warm. I saw the disc shoot off into the sky and then saw the lights of Heber/Overgaard.”

On Nov. 5, 1975, Walton was part of a seven-man logging crew working in the Sitgreaves National Forest near Heber. As they were leaving that night, they all saw a bright light off to their right. When they got closer, they saw a bright saucer-shaped UFO hovering about 20 feet over a clearing.

Walton was the only one who got out of the truck to investigate. […]

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Travis Walton: Alien Abduction 40 Years Later | VIDEO

Travis Walton: Alien Abduction 40 Years Later

By Jeff Van Sant

     HEBER, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) – On Nov. 5, 1975, an Arizona man was allegedly abducted by aliens.

It’s been 40 years since that event that has captivated millions for decades. This is the story of Travis Walton. Walton was working with a logging crew that was on its way home.

While driving through the Apache-Stigreaves National Forest, the crew spotted a strange light and some kind of craft hovering overhead. Walton said he approached the craft, a beam of light struck him and he fell unconscious.

Walton claims he woke up on a table inside some kind of alien craft surrounded by aliens. […]

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First police officer on scene to speak at Travis Walton 40th anniversary event

On a cold winter night, nearly 40 years ago, Travis Walton went missing. Desperate to find him, Walton’s coworkers called the police, and when the first officer arrived to hear the men’s story, he was told what has become one of the most amazing and famous accounts in all of Ufology. Now, 40 years later, that officer will share his thoughts on what he was told, and how he feels about their mind-boggling claims now that several decades have passed.

At about 7:30 pm on November 5, 1975, logger Ken Peterson called the police to report a missing person. Deputy Sherriff Chuck Ellison met Peterson, along with 5 of his coworkers, in a shopping mall parking lot to get details about what had happened. That is when Peterson and the other loggers told Ellison that their coworker, Walton, had been beamed by a UFO and was now missing.

The forest at the site of Walton's UFO experience at dusk.

The forest at the site of Walton’s UFO experience at dusk. (Credit: OpenMinds.tv)

The loggers claimed they had all piled into their truck after they had finished working, and on their way home had spotted a light in the forest. They decided to investigate, suspecting the light was a forest fire. However, they found that the light was emanating from a strange object hovering above a clearing near the top of a hill.

The men allege that the object was disc-shaped with a smooth, mirror-like, metal exterior. As they watched the object in awe, Walton jumped out of the truck to get a closer look. Walton says he crept up near the object, but after a moment it dawned on him that this was probably not a good idea. However, when he stood up to go back to the truck, he was hit with some sort of force from the craft and he flew several feet back.

Assuming Walton to be dead, the rest of the crew raced away in the truck. After they felt they reached a safe distance, the crew decided they had better go back to check on Walton, but when they got back Walton was gone.

Travis Walton (center) with fellow loggers/witnesses Steve Pierce (left) and John Goulette (right) at the International UFO Congress in 2012. (Credit: OpenMinds.tv)

Travis Walton (center) with fellow loggers/witnesses Steve Pierce (left) and John Goulette (right) at the International UFO Congress in 2012. (Credit: OpenMinds.tv)

The crew then decided to go into town and call the police. In fear of not being believed, they did not disclose the details of how Walton went missing until Deputy Ellison arrived in the parking lot.

The men knew the police would not believe them. However, in his book on the experience, Fire in the Sky, Walton wrote that upon hearing the story, Ellison “exhibited exceptional cool and reserve.” While listening to their story, Ellison studied the men’s faces.

After the crew fished their story, Peterson asked, “You don’t believe us do you?”

Ellison responded, “No, I wouldn’t say I don’t believe you, though you’ve got to admit it sounds pretty wild.”

Ellison then radioed the Sherriff, who brought more men, and a large manhunt ensued. Walton showed up 5 days later and the tale got even stranger.

Ellison has not spoken publicly of the events of those few days often. He was quoted as saying the men seemed genuinely startled and “that if they were acting, they were awfully good at it.”

Otherwise, he has not said much about the case. However, he has now committed to joining Walton and other witnesses and investigators from when the events took place on a panel at the 40th anniversary event of the alleged UFO sighting.

The event is being called the Skyfire Summit, and the activities begin on November 5, 2015. UFO researchers and witnesses to the Walton UFO case will speak over the weekend near where the sighting took place.

Given the number of witnesses to the event, Walton’s case stands alone when it comes to credibility. No one is quite sure what opinions or recollections Ellison is going to share, but given his appearance, and that of other witnesses, the Skyfire Summit should prove to add even more insight into a case that has endured nearly 40 years of scrutiny.

For more information about the Skyfire Summit, visit SkyfireSummit.com.

UFO-Alien Abduction Still Haunts Travis Walton | INTERVIEW

Lee Speigel By Lee Speigel
The Huffington Post

     Close encounters of the FOURTH kind. That’s when a person claims to have been kidnapped by a UFO and its reportedly otherworldly occupants.

Of course, there’s no tangible evidence that anyone has ever been taken aboard an extraterrestrial spacecraft. But there are those who claim they’ve been abducted, and their stories are chilling.

Travis Walton’s terrifying account is the stuff movies are made from, and he joins us on the HuffPost Weird News podcast to talk about that day 40 years ago, when the then 22-year-old logger says he was knocked unconscious, and woke up to find he was surrounded by ETs aboard their ship.

“It was a metallic, glowing disc, making some very strange sounds,” Walton told us. “The closer I got to it, the more scared we all got and they were swearing at me to get away from there, and when I got up close, it suddenly got louder and started to move.

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Travis Walton seeks funds to help grandson

Travis Walton – known for his November 1975 abduction in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona – is asking for the public’s help with his newborn grandson, Ethan Gabriel Weaver.

Ethan’s birth on November 5, 2014, was “six days early, but he has been experiencing seizures that have caused him to spend over half of his three months of life in Phoenix Children’s Hospital, including an emergency Air Ambulance ride.”

Walton started a fundraiser at GoFundMe.

The site has already raised $3,000 of the $10,000 goal.

“Repeated trips from his home in Show Low and many associated expenses have pushed costs ever higher,” Walton wrote on the GoFundMe website. “I and other family members take turns staying awake watching Ethan so his mommy can get desperately needed rest. None of the nine different drugs doctors tried have worked. However, we have found great hope by discovering a number of very promising therapies, none of which are covered by insurance.

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