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On Nov. 5, 1975, a group of loggers in the mountains of northeastern Arizona observed an unusually bright light in the sky. One of those men, Travis Walton, left the safety of the work truck to take a closer look. As he walked toward the light of the strange, luminous object, he was blasted back violently by a bolt of powerful energy.
Fearing Walton was dead, the remaining crew members fled in the truck. When they returned later to check on him, he was nowhere to be found. The crewmen then reported the UFO encounter and Walton’s disappearance to local authorities, only to be suspected of murder.
For five days, authorities mounted a massive manhunt in search of Walton — or his body. On the night of the fifth day, Walton reappeared outside of a nearby town, disoriented and initially unable to tell the whole story of his encounter.
The men all took polygraph tests regarding the event and all of them passed. The incident made world wide news and in 1993, the Paramount Studios film, “Fire in the Sky,” starring D. B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick and James Garner was released.
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