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Originally posted by timelike
reply to post by Nohup
I quite agree! It is an interesting story, but hardly proof of alien visitation. If you look deeper into the story, it is not such a clear-cut case after all.
I think the Betty-Barney hill case is a lot more interesting (though not proof for me of alien visitation).
I guess some people are prepared to believe anything...
Matheson argues that Walton's book makes a few fundamental errors that severely harm his case. While Travis "proclaims self-righteously" that he intends only to relate events and not "interpret" them, Matheson writes that "the reader will see almost immediately that large sections of the book are nothing more than highly speculative, purely imaginative recreations on his part".
According to Jeff Wells, one of the National Enquirer reporters who was sent to Arizona to meet with Travis and investigate the case: "If we liked the story, and it could be properly documented, and the kid [Travis] could pass our lie detector tests, we would open our check books all the way and start talking in five figures...The test lasted an hour and I was in the ne room fending off the [CBS] TV crew when I heard [Duane Walton] scream: 'I'll kill the sonofabitch.' The kid had failed the test miserably. The polyg man [McCarthy] said it was the plainest case of lying he had seen in 20 years.. I sat down to detail everything that had happened in a 16-page memorandum designed to kill the story. It was all over."
Originally posted by Graphix10
What do you believe happened to these people then? The Hill's took this story to their grave. Why would they do that?