UFO Abductee Travis Walton to Speak in San Antonio on March 3, 2012

Travis Walton, who says he was abducted by aliens and spent five days aboard their spaceship, will be the keynote speaker at the "Fire in the Sky" symposium in San Antonio, Texas, on March 3, 2012, sponsored by the Texas Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
By: Noe Torres
Travis Walton
Travis Walton
Nov. 28, 2011 - PRLog -- One of the world's best-known UFO abductees, Travis Walton, will be the keynote speaker at the "Fire in the Sky" symposium in San Antonio, Texas, on March 3, 2012, sponsored by the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) of Texas. Walton, who claims to have spent five days among the aliens after being taken from a northeastern Arizona forest in 1975, speaks throughout the world about his strange encounter, which was the basis for a 1993 Paramount movie called "Fire in the Sky." Tickets for Walton's San Antonio appearance are  available now at http://www.TexasMufon.com and cost $25 for regular seating and $30 for preferred seating.

On the evening of November 5, 1975, 22-year-old Travis Walton was among a group of loggers in an Arizona forest that observed a strange, bright light hovering above the tree line. Intensely curious, Walton left the safety of the loggers’ truck and walked toward the source of the light, which turned out to be a large, circular UFO. As his co-workers watched in terror, Walton was blasted by a powerful bolt of energy that shot down at him from the strange object.

Walton's companions, afraid after seeing Walton hit by the beam, fled the area in haste and reported what happened to the local sheriff. A massive manhunt ensued in the surrounding forest but no trace of Walton could be found. Suspicion of foul play grew as the days passed without Walton being located.

Five days later, Walton mysteriously re-appeared and began telling a frightful story of being abducted by extraterrestrials. He said that, after being struck by the strange light beam in the forest, he had awakened inside what he thought was a hospital, where he was surrounded by creatures that were clearly not human.  He attempted to escape but could not.

His strange captors finally returned Walton to Arizona, near the spot where he had been taken, but only after rendering him unconscious with some kind of gas. When he awoke, feeling very disoriented, he was shocked to hear that he had been gone for five days.

Walton’s encounter is one of the world’s most studied and best known UFO abduction cases. He travels all over the world telling his story at UFO conferences and events. His appearance in San Antonio is a rare opportunity to hear first-hand the inside details of one of the most thrilling and well-researched UFO abduction cases. More information about Walton's San Antonio appearance is available on YouTube at:


The "Fire in the Sky" symposium will also feature lectures by other UFO researchers, including Angela Joiner, Robert Powell, Teresa Turner, Noe Torres, and Eddie Hill. The lineup of speakers is tentative and subject to change.

Joiner is a Texas journalist who is known internationally for breaking the UFO sighting story in Stephenville, Texas in January 2008. She has appeared twice on Larry King Live and continues to do many interviews across the nation. Most recently she appeared in James Fox’s “I Know What I Saw,” on the History Channel. She has also appeared on Discovery Channel’s “Investigation X” and worked closely with ABC producers on “UFOs: Seeing is Believing." She has also been interviewed on Coast to Coast AM and numerous other radio broadcasts.

Robert Powell, who resides in Austin, Texas, is the national director of research for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).  He was one of the authors of MUFON's detailed radar / witness report on the January 2008 Stephenville Lights. Holding a BS in Chemistry, Powell worked for 28 years in engineering management in the semiconductor industry. His experience included managing a Research and Development group that worked on nano-technology.

Teresa Turner is MUFON's deputy director of documentation and a long-time UFO investigator with MUFON. A native of Goldwaithe, Texas, Turner is also a state section director in Texas and a member of MUFON's STAR rapid response team.

Eddie Hill is the host and Investigator for "Paranormal Analytical," a reality television series. He is also the president and founder of the After Dark Paranormal Research Team, based in San Antonio, Texas. "Growing up I have been witness to many types of paranormal events," Hill says. "From hauntings to UFO sightings, I have seen and been witness to some crazy things. Sometimes I find myself wondering if it was all real or I find myself trying to figure out an explanation for the things I’ve witnessed."

Noe Torres is a state section director for MUFON. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin and has authored seven books and a motion picture screenplay. Working with his friend and co-author Ruben Uriarte, Torres has written three books about major, historical UFO cases in Texas, including the award winning "Mexico's Roswell" and "Fallen Angel: UFO Crash Near Laredo, Texas." With E. J. Wilson, he co-authored the widely-acclaimed "Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash," and, with Roswell historian John LeMay, he co-authored  "The Real Cowboys & Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West."

The "Fire in the Sky" MUFON symposium will be held at 4630 Hamilton Wolfe Road in San Antonio. Seating is limited, and the purchase of advance tickets is highly recommended. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.TexasMufon.com. Tickets will be available online through February 25, 2012, and prices will be $5 higher if purchased at the door.

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