Just before leaving, they saw a yellowish light peeking out from behind a hill. As they drew closer, they say they saw a disc hovering just below some tree tops.
The men said when the driver stopped the truck, Travis jumped out and ran toward the disc, ignoring their cries for him to come back. As he drew closer, the disc made a strange noise, at which point he started to turn away. Before he could get away, though, the men say a beam of light shot out, pulled Travis in the air and held him for a while, then was shot back toward the ground. His coworkers panicked and drove off.
In the days that followed, the area was searched on foot, on horse, and with helicopters. No trace of Travis Walton was found. Then, on November 10th--five days after he'd disappeared--Travis Walton reappeared at an Exxon station more than seven hours away from where he'd disappeared.
To this day, Travis stands by his detailed account of what happened to him during those five days. He claims he was poked, prodded, and otherwise studied by creatures who looked a lot like the "aliens" we see depicted in film and TV today.
There are those who say the whole thing was an elaborate hoax. When he returned, Travis would only speak to media outlets that paid him. Plus he failed a lie detector test. Plus others in his family have claimed UFO sightings over the years. Plus, to this day, Travis has continued to make money off of his UFO story through books and speaking engagements.
To do that, though, he would have had to have fooled the six guys who were with him, who swear they saw a disc hovering in the sky that zapped Travis with a light...
Do you think Travis's tale is true? Or was it all an elaborate money-making scheme? Do you believe extraterrestrials exist?
⬅️ T Is for Tara Grinstead