The first is the Travis Walton case of November 1975 near Snowflake, AZ. I like this case because the witness is one of the most approachable people you will ever meet. One can walk right up to Travis and ask him about his encounter and he’ll take the time to talk with you just like he has done 10,000 times before. It started as he and his coworkers were heading home from a day of working in the mountains, when they noticed a light in the distance. Thinking it might be a forest fire they drove over to check it out, only to find a large, saucer-shaped craft hovering several feet off the ground. For some unexplained reason, Travis exited the truck and ran toward the object only to be struck by a beam of light and knocked back several feet falling limp to the ground. His buddies, scared for their lives, hightailed it out of there. Travis ended up aboard the craft with several strange beings staring at him. There are several things that make this case compelling. The first is that it was witnessed by seven (7), count them SEVEN, people. The second is that Travis, upon his return, was able to recount what had happened aboard the ship including his encounter with several types of beings without the aid of hypnosis. A truly amazing case. Not to mention that all seven witnesses were given lie detector tests by the local sheriff and passed. WOW! It doesn’t get any better than this. Travis Walton may be a vendor at this year’s Symposium. Why not come and talk to him yourself.
Then there is the Betty and Barney Hill case from 1961 in New Hampshire. I know, I know, it’s an abduction case, one of the first. But it is also one of the best. We are so honored to have Betty’s niece, Kathleen Marden, as our Director of Experiencer Research (ERT) for MUFON. Did I mention she will also be speaking at the Symposium in Orlando? Not on this case per se, but she’s a speaker and I can’t imagine this won’t come up. What I like about this case is that the more it was investigated the better it became, starting out with Betty and Barney consciously remembering a light following them as they were driving late at night. Later, under hypnosis, the story began to unfold as to what really happened. While under hypnosis Betty even drew a map of the star system where the beings said they were from. The clincher for me was when an amateur astronomer, Marjorie Fish, using the drawing that Betty had made, created a three dimensional map of the exact star system where the beings were from, matching perfectly. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Finally, On the evening of December 29, 1980, Betty Cash and Vickie Landrum were driving home to Dayton, Texas, in Cash’s Oldsmobile Cutlass after dining out. At approximately 9 p.m., while driving through dense woods, the witnesses said they observed a light above the trees. They initially thought it was an airplane approaching Houston Intercontinental Airport (about 35 miles away) and gave it little notice. A few minutes later on the winding roads, the witnesses saw what they believed to be the same light as before, but it was now much closer and very bright. The light, they claimed, came from a huge diamond-shaped object, which hovered at about treetop level. The object’s base was expelling flame and emitting significant heat. Cash and Landrum got out of the car to examine the object which was intensely bright and dull metallic silver, and shaped like a huge upright diamond. This case was investigated by the former Executive Director of the Mutual UFO Network, John Schuessler, who even wrote a book on the case. John will be attending this year’s Symposium, as he does all the Symposiums, and I know he would be delighted to talk with you about this outstanding case.
These and hundreds of other cases will be discussed on stage and in the hallways of the 2016 MUFON Symposium. So why wait? Sign up NOW to attend the 2016 MUFON Symposium. You can easily reserve your Symposium ticket and hotel reservations at MUFONSymposium.com and then make plans to head on down to Orlando, FL, the end of August and enjoy some sun and fun with a Who’s Who of your favorite UFO investigators. They’ll all be there.