This is a new award-winning film about an historic 1975 UFO event.
Seven loggers encounter a craft of unknown origin in the Sitgreaves National Forest. One of the crew, Travis Walton, goes missing, igniting a firestorm of controversy lasting 40 years. TRAVIS combines new and archived interviews with the logging crew, police, and the polygraph examiner.
Walton explains why the forest, the highway, and the phone booth remain emotional triggers. Fifteen experts, including nuclear physicist Stanton Freidman, former FBI agent Ben Hansen, and journalist Lee Speigel explain why this story continues to astound investigators, researchers, scientists, journalists, and filmmakers in their quest for reliable evidence of other worlds, other beings, and more advanced technologies.
This fast-paced sci-fi style investigative treatment keeps viewers on the edge of their seats as it reveals how for decades ridicule has prevented serious investigation of the UFO phenomena.
Alien Abduction - A True Story debuted as an earlier version in numerous film festivals and has won 27 “Official Selections” around the globe.
Leaving the forest after a long day’s work seven loggers encounter a hovering, brightly lit UFO disc. Overtaken by curiosity, one logger leaps from the truck for a closer look and runs toward the craft wobbling 15 feet in the air. That decision he and his fellow crew members would regret all of their lives.
A powerful blast of light catapults him through the air. Landing, with no attempt to break his fall, Travis appears dead, and his terrified crew members flee for their lives to seek help. When they return there is no trace of their friend.
Forced to report their crew member missing, a confused news story erupts as a “possible homicide” and a “UFO alien abduction story” bringing unwanted international attention to a sleepy Mormon community in Northeastern Arizona.
Suspicion of murder mounts, as a five-day manhunt involving hundreds of volunteers, police, fire fighters, and search and rescue workers reveal no trace of the missing logger. A state polygraph expert verifies the truthfulness of the loggers’ innocence, and their UFO story, bringing further unwanted media attention. Miraculously, five days later, the missing logger returns with complete recall of an encounter involving two non-human species of extraterrestrials working to heal and return him to a town where he went missing.
This well-articulated documentary lays out the facts as they unfold for the participants. In the decades that follow, the loggers become victims of a major disinformation campaign designed to destroy their reputations. Phillip Klass, a well-known Washington official, attempts to discredit them, offering a $10,000 bribe to one of them.
Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? Are we alone in the universe?
Humanity has faced these questions all over the world since time began. Growing discoveries support the unfathomable abundance of potentially life-supporting planets in our universe affirming we may not be alone in the universe. This true story offers exceptional insights into the deeply personal journeys these seven loggers faced four decades ago, and offers the backdrop in which to understand this intriguing topic.