20 Chilling Facts You Never Knew About The Horrifying Alien Abduction Of Travis Walton

By | November 21, 2022

Forget what you’ve learned about alien abductions from all those humorous movie and TV scenes that make fun of the phenomenon as a hoax or a bunch of horny spacemen with probes. The real-life story of Travis Walton, a man who was abducted by aliens in 1975 and held for five days, will chill you to your bones. While many people in the scientific community, as well as officials in the U.S. government, doubt Walton’s story, he has always maintained that his close encounter of the third kind truly happened. Here are 20 chilling facts about the incident. 

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Travis Walton was a forestry worker in the 1970s. He and the rest of his logging crew were working in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest outside Snowflake, Arizona, on November 5, 1975. He and six members of his crew were in a work truck heading back for the night when they all saw bright light in the trees to their right. They drove toward it and pretty soon, they all saw the source of the light. It was a saucer-shaped craft hovering about 20 feet in the air just above a clearing in the woods. 

Roswell, New Mexico, Home of the Famous 1947 UFO Crash, Is Just One State Away From Where Travis Walton Was Abducted

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All the loggers were freaked out, to say the least. They were curious, of course, but also extremely terrified. Wouldn’t you be? What they were seeing defying logic. Of course, they had all heard stories of UFO sightings before. Heck, the Roswell Incident of 1947 occurred just one state away in neighboring New Mexico. But they never thought they would have a front-row seat to one of the decade’s most controversial close encounters.