Walton disappeared from a remote forest trail after he and his workmates encountered a UFO.
On November 5th, 1975, Travis Walton and six of his co-workers had been driving on a remote dirt road in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in northeastern Arizona when they came across a strange luminous disc-shaped object hovering nearby.
Walton had got out of the truck to approach the craft when he was hit by a bluish light which threw him to the ground. His co-workers fled the scene in a panic, but when they returned a short time later, both he and the mysterious object had disappeared.
Walton would eventually turn up five days later, scared, confused and with fleeting memories of having encountered strange extraterrestrial entities during the time he was missing.
His story would go on to become one of the best known UFO abduction cases ever recorded.
Now a new Discovery+ documentary – ‘Shock Docs: Alien Abduction – Travis Walton’ is set to lift the lid on his chilling experience in more detail than ever before.
A trailer for the documentary, which will premiere on February 18th, can be viewed below.