Receiving mainstream publicity and as one of the best known cases of alleged alien abduction, the Travis Walton story has generated quite a bit of controversy over-time. After spending years hiding from the public-view, another witness named Steve Pierce is finally coming forward with his perspective on the incident.
For fear of being ridiculed, Pierce chose to remain hidden until his younger daughter convinced him to come forward. Through reading books, Pierce's daughter also believes in the existence of other-wordly beings and has given her dad courage to tell his side of the story and help support the case.
Travis Walton is an American logger who was allegedly abducted by a UFO on November 5, 1975, while working with a logging crew in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. Walton could not be found at the time, but reappeared after a five-day search. Very few abduction cases in our history include so many eyewitnesses.
About 7:30 p.m., Peterson called police from Heber, Arizona, near Snowflake. Deputy Sheriff Chuck Ellison answered the telephone; Peterson initially reported only that one of a logging crew was missing. Ellison then met the crew at a shopping center. They related the tale to him — all the men distraught, two of them in tears — and though he was somewhat skeptical of the fantastic account, Ellison would later reflect "that if they were acting, they were awfully good at it."
Check out these witness accounts in the videos posted below: