Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton, recounts one of the most well-documented UFO cases of all time. The event took place in the Sitgreaves National Forest near Heber, Arizona November 5, 1975 when a logging crew of 7 men encounters a craft of unknown origin. As one of the crew members gets too close to the object, the craft reacts with a light beam that knocks him unconscious. The event changed their lives forever.
The film documents how these men struggle to make sense of the event enduring humiliation, job losses and lifelong ridicule.
Numerous production companies have supported the production, providing special effects, artwork, animation, and re-enactments to bring this story to life as it has never been done before. Travis’s story became a book called Fire in the Sky by Travis Walton, and a movie by the same name (1993), made by Paramount Pictures.
The Travis Walton UFO story commemorates the 40th anniversary of this incident.
Jennifer W. Stein’s documentary has recently won two EBE Film Festival awards: the People’s Choice and the Best Long Documentary Film at the February 2015 Open Minds International UFO Congress.
Travis’s story became a book called Fire in the Sky and a movie (1993). The Paramount Picture feature film enhanced his “close encounter of the third kind,” (a term coined by ufologist J. Allen Hynek denoting human observations of actual aliens or “animate beings”).