In November 1975, a group of six tree-trimmers were driving home from work in a truck in the Sitgreave-Apache National Forest in Arizona, USA. The driver stopped the truck when he noticed that a flying saucer was hovering about fifteen feet above some nearby trees. Travis Walton approached the craft on foot, despite the objections of his workmates. He was then knocked to the ground by a blue and white light. When the men in the truck saw this, they were terrified and sped off down the road leaving him for dead. Once they had calmed down, they returned to that spot and couldn't find any sign of Travis or the flying saucer. Five days later, Travis was returned to earth wondering what had happened to him for the past few days. He found out by undergoing HYPNOTIC REGRESSION, the same technique that was used in the HILL ABDUCTION CASE.

This is what the regression revealed: When he came to after being knocked out by the blue and white light, he was lying on his back on a table in what he thought was a hospital. It was not a hospital, a fact that was brought home to him when he focused on three figures standing around him. These were aliens, Travis described them as looking like 5-foot foetuses with mushroom-white skin and they wore tight-fitting, tan-brown robes. On seeing this, Travis got very scared and tried to attack them, but they just backed off into another room, leaving Travis alone, so he started to walk around. He walked into a separate room and saw a large backed chair in the center of it with a few buttons on one arm of the chair and a lever on the other. He played about with those and the ship responded to some of his actions. A more human-looking alien wearing a helmet then walked in and took him for a guided tour of the ship, ignoring any questions that Travis asked him. They then walked into a hangar containing three other saucers and was met by three other human-like aliens, two men and a woman. Travis was then put onto a table and a mask was put over his face. The next thing he remembered he was waking up on a pavement in a village a few miles away from his home watching the saucer move off silently.