1975 Arizona UFO abductee Travis Walton will be the guest speaker for the New Mexico UFO and Paranormal Forum on Saturday, April 21, from 1:15 p.m. at Manzano Mesa Multi-generational Center (Room 5), 501 Elizabeth St., SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123.
Travis Walton (born February 10, 1953) was an American logger who claimed to have been abducted by a UFO on November 5, 1975, while working with a logging crew in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. Walton could not be found, but reappeared after five days of intensive searches.
The Walton case received considerable mainstream publicity and remains one of the best-known instances of alleged alien abduction.
UFO historian Jerome Clark writes that "Few abduction reports have generated as much controversy" as the Walton case. It is furthermore one of the very few alien abduction cases with corroborative eyewitnesses, and one of few abduction cases where the time allegedly spent in the custody of aliens plays a rather minor role in the overall account.
UFO researchers Jenny Randles and Peter Houghe write that "Neither before or since has an abduction story begun in the manner related by Walton and his coworkers.
Furthermore, the Walton case is singular in that the victim vanished for days on end with police squads out searching ... it is an atypical 'Close Encounter: Fourth Kind' (CE4) ... which bucks the trend so much that it worried some investigators; others defend it staunchly."
By the way, there will be a SPECIAL TREAT by Norio Hayakawa, immediately preceding this event, on Saturday, April 21: (this special treat begins at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude at 12:30 pm., just in time for the Travis Walton lecture:
UFO Conspiracy tour, hosted by Norio Hayakawa: