Friday, July 1st • 1 p.m. • Convention Center Exhibit Hall •
Lecture – Fire in the Sky
Friday, July 1st • 6 p.m. • Convention Center Exhibit Hall •
Panel Discussion – The Abduction Panel
Sunday, July 3rd • 1 p.m. • UFO Museum North Library •
Lecture – Confronting the Reality of UFO Experience
Travis Walton is the subject of the Paramount Studios movie, Fire in the Sky, based on his book of the same name. 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 the men, Travis Walton, recklessly left the safety of their truck to take a closer look. Suddenly as he walked toward the light, Walton was blasted back by a bolt of mysterious energy. His companions fled in fear. When they reported an encounter with a UFO – something they would have considered impossible if they had not witnessed it themselves – the men were suspected of murder. For five days authorities mounted a massive manhunt in search of Walton – or his body. Then Walton reappeared, disoriented and initially unable to tell the whole story of his terrifying encounter. In Fire in the Sky, Walton relates in his own words the best documented account of alien abduction yet recorded, the story of his harrowing ordeal at the hands of silent captors, his return to a disbelieving world of hostile interrogators, exploitative press, and self-styled debunkers. Travis recounts the struggle to get a fair hearing, and confronts his detractors with a stinging rebuttal.