On November 5, 1975, a group of loggers in the mountains of northeastern Arizona observed a strange, unusually bright light in the sky. One of those men, Travis Walton, recklessly left the safety of his truck to take a closer look. What happened next sent his companions fleeing in fear. When Travis failed to reappear, the men were suspected of murder. For five days authorities mounted a massive manhunt in search of Walton or his body. Walton eventually reappeared, disoriented and initially unable to tell the details of his terrifying encounter. His book Fire in the Sky provides an account of his experience. A major motion picture was also made with the same name.
In the first half, documentary filmmaker James Fox talked about his involvement in the new National Geographic Channel series Chasing UFOs. The first episode is centered on Texas, and features detailed information on the 2008 Stephenville UFO case. Noted alien abductee Travis Walton also participated in the discussion. In the latter half, student of the late Dr. John Mack, Thomas Streicher talked about his study of people who have had "extra-planetary experiences" or XPE. The subjects viewed their experiences as a kind of advanced contact rather than what has been characterized as alien abductions, he explained. ... More »Host: George Noory
In this 4-hour special, George Knapp welcomed Travis Walton, who discussed his 1975 UFO abduction, chronicled in the book Fire in the Sky. He was joined by Steve Pierce and John Goulette, who both witnessed the abduction, as well as UFO abduction expert Yvonne Smith, who founded the Close Encounters Resource Organization. ... More »Host: George Knapp
Artist and photographer Kim Carlsberg and special guests discussed the nature of alien abductions. First hour guest, author Brad Steiger talked about the strange mystery of alien visitation. ... More »Host: George Noory
Investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe presented guests from the International UFO Congress in Arizona, including Stanton Friedman, Jim Marrs, and Travis Walton. First hour guest, attorney Jonathan Emord shared updates on the combined efforts of the FDA & FTC to suppress dietary supplements. ... More »Host: George Noory
Screenwriter, film producer, and co-author of Fastwalker with Jacques Vallee, Tracy Torme discussed his research into abductions and UFOs. Citing a lifelong interest in UFOs, Torme said his first suspicion that the phenomena was real came from "the tortured explanations of the skeptics." His goal of someday making a UFO film lead him to become friends with research giants like Budd Hopkins, J. Allen Hynek, and Dr. John Mack. In the latter half of the interview's first hour, Travis Walton joined the program to talk about his abduction experience, which Torme developed into the screenplay for the film Fire in the Sky. Walton attributed his abduction to being "in the wrong place at the wrong time." In response to that, Torme noted that Walton may be "the luckiest abductee ever," since his research suggests that abductions are normally recurring events throughout the abductee's life. Torme talked of balancing his work in television with his esoteric interest, includi ... More »Host: George Noory
In this rebroadcast from 5/31/05, Travis Walton recounts his personal experiences of one of the most documented UFO sightings and abduction cases.First hour guest R. Gary Patterson talked about the claim that Jim Morrison is still alive. ... More »Host: George Noory
Travis Walton recounted his experiences that took place in 1975, which became one of the best documented cases of a UFO sighting and alien abduction. With a group of loggers in the mountains of northeastern Arizona, they happened upon a glowing disc-shaped object. The craft emitted a mechanical cyclic sound, a high pitched noise and a low rumble you could feel, he detailed. ... More »Host: George Noory