July 2015 Meeting with Screening of Travis Walton Documentary
Saturday, 4 July 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Road
West Ryde, New South Wales 2114 (map)
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Travis WaltonÂ is the American logger who had a close encounter withÂ an UFOÂ in 1975 in the Apache- Sitgreaves Mountains of Arizona.Â He and his crew ofÂ six were just finishing theirÂ work clearing the underbrush when they saw a bright light in the forest.Â They went to investigate, fearing it might be fire andÂ witnessed aÂ UFO hovering low.Â Travis decided to approach it to get a clearer view and in the process was hit by a blue beam in his chest.Â Â He was seriously injuredÂ and theÂ UFO picked him up.Â Â He claims heÂ spent five days with the humanoid beings, who healed him and then returned him to the road near the town of Heber.Â There was a media frenzy due to his disappearance and for years afterwards the sceptics, police, military and media debunkedÂ and ridiculed the event.Â Â In spite ofÂ numerous polygraph tests,Â thatÂ all passed, the ridicule continued.Â Â Travisâ€™s book, Fire in the Sky,Â about his encounter,Â was made into a film with the same name.
On Sunday, 24 May 2015 the AssociationÂ sponsored a dinner in honour of Travis Walton (courtesy of Alex Cayas and Paracon) at the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.Â It was attended by 30 people and for several hours Travis answeredÂ questions and explained hisÂ experience.Â Â Michael Ney, aÂ digital media producer and film maker,Â filmed theÂ eventÂ and we will be showing some of this film atÂ the meeting.
AÂ new documentary produced by Jennifer Stein from OnWinges Productions (USA),Â titled; Travis – The True StoryÂ of Travis Walton will alsoÂ be screened at the meeting, seeÂ https://onwingesproductions.com/press-release/Â This film had its premiere at the International UFO Congress in Arizona, USAÂ in February 2015Â and won an EBE award.Â In this film, archival evidence of interviews is shown as well asÂ statementsÂ by surviving witnesses.
The story of Travis Walton is one of the most credible and extraordinary close encounters in UFO history and Travis has stuck to his story for forty years.
OnÂ the 5 November 2015Â there will be aÂ Travis Walton 40thÂ yearÂ UFO conference in Heber, Arizona, USA, seeÂ http://www.skyfiresummit.com/.Â The conferenceÂ attendees will visit with Travis theÂ location ofÂ his experiencesÂ andÂ include a night sky watch at the sameÂ location.
Meeting entry is $15 for members and $20 non-members.Â Fee all day parking is provided at the club.