Driving home after a day of clearing brush in the forest, six lumberjacks come upon a 40-foot disk hovering silently over the crest of a ridge. As if spellbound, Travis Walton jumps from the passenger side of the truck, running towards it for a closer look.
That decision November 5, 1975 would change him forever.
The 21-year-old logger from Snowflake, Arizona was struck by a powerful blue beam of light from the craft. He disappeared for five days, igniting a firestorm of controversy aimed at the logging crew who were the last to see him.
Travis Walton’s 1975 experience comes alive as he recounts the ordeal. TRAVIS combines new and archived interviews with the logging crew, police and the polygraph examiner.
Walton explains how this event changed his life forever, as the media, skeptics and debunkers attacked him, his friends and family.
Film Maker, Jennifer W. Stein, and her Co producer Bob Terrio Won two EBE awards at the Open Minds film festival in Scottsdale Arizona on Saturday, February 28, 2015. This is Jennifer’s 4th EBE award.
“Travis” is a 90 – minute documentary film recounting the now-world famous 1975 UFO abduction of Travis Walton and the impact it has had on his life over the intervening forty years – and on the lives of others who were also involved. Here you can view the Trailer
Her plans gelled when she met Travis Walton in 2010.
Travis would assemble his logging crew and contact the key figures who managed the case in 1975.
She would create a virtual site tour for conference attendees should bad weather prevent the hike up to Mongollon Crest (trailhead elevation 9,000 ft.) She and fellow filmmaker Bob Terrio shot a prelim, Tracking Skyfire with Travis narrating.
How many times have you heard, “How close is the film to the book?”
In the case of TRAVIS, this new documentary, you’ll see plenty of archived plus new footage that we’ve dug, fought and paid for. You’ll meet the men who worked alongside Travis Walton in the logging crew, who today reluctantly come together to talk about the day that turned their lives upside down.