Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Extended 'Paranormal Witness' tackles Travis Walton abduction story

Travis Walton's story is perhaps one of the most well-known purported alien abduction stories, right up there with those of Betty and Barney Hill, Whitley Strieber and Herbert Shirmer.

The story of an Arizona logger who disappeared in 1975 and turned up five days later, claiming he'd been taken on board an alien craft during the missing time, has been analyzed, criticized and the focus of the movie Fire in the Sky.

And now, Paranormal Witness is tackling it in an extended 90-minute episode, tonight at 10 p.m. on Syfy. Although Walton's story was covered by Hollywood, Walton himself never felt the movie accurately represented his experience - as detailed in his Fire in the Sky book - and has been wanting a chance to tell his story to a mass audience. Thirty-seven years later, this is his chance in a show that combines reenactments, along with interviews including all the principle characters.

Whether you believe Walton or not, his is the perfect topic for a show like Witness. This is a little slice of paranormal pop culture that cannot be missed.