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The scariest part about the Travis Walton alien abduction might be that it is one of the most credible and well-documented cases ever. That means that if aliens are real, some of them abduct human beings and subject them to painful, traumatizing experiences.
On November 5th, 1975, Travis Walton was clearing trees in an Arizona forest with six other loggers. After the day's work was done, all seven men piled into a pick-up truck to head home. However, Walton never made it home.
On the drive, the men spotted and heard a buzzing flying saucer-shaped object flying overhead. Walton was curious and so he stepped out of the vehicle to approach the strange disc. That's when a blue beam of light struck him, knocking him to the ground. His fellow loggers were still in the car, yelling at him to return but they became spooked and drove off.
The next thing Walton remembers is waking up in a hospital-like room with three intimidating creatures, resembling the typical "gray aliens" but with orange jumpsuits, staring back at him.
“I looked at the vague but reassuring forms of the doctors around me. Abruptly my vision cleared. The sudden horror of what I saw rocked me as I realized I was definitely not in a hospital. I was looking square into the face of a horrible creature . . . with huge, luminous brown eyes the size of quarters! I looked frantically around me. There were three of them! Hysteria overcame me instantly.” — Travis Walton
Walton was also in terrible pain and very weak. However, he managed to muster up enough energy to yell at the entities and scare them away temporarily. He eventually met another taller, more humanoid-looking creature and was able to spend some time walking around the craft, but he would go on to endure additional, traumatizing examinations during his stay on the alien spaceship.
Whether Walton hallucinated or made up this abduction experience is still a matter of debate, but there's little doubt that Walton and his fellow loggers had a UFO sighting, and that Walton went missing for five days right afterward. Walton's mysterious disappearance and the subsequent hunt for him was covered by national media.
Walton did return to Earth, but thirty minutes away in the nearby town of Herber, Arizona. He suddenly woke up, laying on his stomach, and felt weak, hungry, and thirsty. He was treated at a local hospital and lived on to share his terrifying "extraterrestrial" encounter.
What do you think of the Travis Walton abduction incident? Is it one of the best and scariest cases on in ufology? Or could it have been a hoax or hallucination?
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The Driskill Hotel in Downtown Austin, Texas is lovely, luxurious, romantic, historic, and... haunted?
There are many ghost stories that line the halls of the hotel, which was opened in the 1800s and still features many and even creepy oil paintings from the time. The Driskill easily landed a spot on TexasUFOs.com's list of "Most Haunted Places in Texas." But for this Halloween article, we're going to focus on what might be the most haunted Driskill hotel room of all... Room 525.
While many parts of the hotel have some haunting history- the original owner died in the hotel and a little girl once fell down the stairs to her death, among other tragic stories.
According to legend, two women who were on their honeymoon stayed in the now-infamous Room 525 together one night. For some unknown reason, both the women committed suicide, and their bodies were discovered in the room's bathroom. These women were given the sad nicknames of the "Suicide Brides" and the Driskill Hotel decided to close the room and put bricks over it. But it is open again today for brave guests. Unsurprisingly, many guests have reported strange occurrences while staying in Room 525.
Guests who stay in the room sometimes report odd water leaks that don't have any origin, ghostly apparitions (specifically of a bride), and other frightening experiences.
One couple who adored the hotel and stayed in the room in September 2016ended up checking out in the middle of night after being spooked by flickering lights and mysterious knocks on the door!
Have you ever stayed in the Driskill Hotel? Do you have any ghost stories to share? Would you dare to stay in Room 525? Share your thoughts on this haunted Texas tale and more in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
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Is the White House haunted? According to a former resident, Jenna Bush Hager, it is.
When Jenna and her twin Barbara lived at the presidential estate, they were awoken in the middle of the night by a mysterious phone ring. At that point, they heard 1920s piano music playing... from the fireplace. Another time, they heard opera music. When Jenna discussed the event with a friend and fellow resident, Buddy, who still works at the White House, Buddy wasn't surprised and confirmed that the house was haunted. On the "Today" show, Jenna told her co-host Hoda Kotb: "We talked ourselves out of it... But they came with all good intentions. They were friendly ghosts.”
This is not the first case of a White House haunting. The spirits of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and Abigail Adams are all reported to roam the grounds. In fact, a photo showing Abraham Lincoln posing with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln... after his death... is still famous, though many believe it just a double exposure. Spirit photographer William H. Mumler was put on trial for hoaxing it, however he ended up being acquitted.
If there's any house worth haunting, the White House would be a great candidate, considering its epic and varied history. What do you think of Jenna Bush Hager's haunted tale? Have you ever been a house or a building you thought was haunted?
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Welcome to Day 4 of the 13 Days of Halloween Series, featuring daily ghost, alien, and other spooky but true tales until Halloween! Check TexasUFOs.com every day for a new story.
If you think aliens, ghosts, and monsters are scary, then consider the Men in Black who investigate them on the regular. We're not talking friendly Will Smith here, but pale, lifeless, black suit-wearing men who show up to paranormal events and have a scary way of making them disappear...
5. Men in Black Question Witness' Family After UFO Abducts Her Boyfriend
As with UFO and alien sightings, Men in Black sightings are also reported to MUFON. Of all the MUFON reports I've looked at over the years, MUFON case 84106 is definitely one of the more interesting, and creepier ones. Two weeks after a woman sees an ominous, black, cigar-shaped object abduct her boyfriend in the spring of 1982, the infamous Men in Black visit her family home and question her mother and sister. You can read the full testimony right here:
Black cigar,round propulsion opening on bottom lit up with blue ,red light spinning inside,3 small geometric windows top front
4. 200 Schoolchildren See Flying Saucer... Then the Men in Black Show Up
The Westall UFO is one of the more famous and well-documented sightings of all-time, as it involved 200+ eyewitnesses, mainly schoolchildren attending two nearby schools in Melbourne, Australia in 1966. For about 20 minutes, a flying saucer was observed descending from the sky and landing in a schoolyard. Many years later, in Zimbabwe, Africa, another similar-looking UFO would also land near a schoolyard in front of 60+ schoolchildren. In that case, actual entities came out of the craft and interacted with the witnesses. Why are these mass UFO sightings not better known? Maybe it's because the Men in Black were on the case. By 2018, new details about the Westall UFO sighting, including possible involvement of the MIB, were revealed. Initially, it was just the school's headmaster who was trying to quiet the affair. However, several witnesses ended up claiming that "sharply dressed men in black suits visited them and warned them from speaking about the incident."
3. The Spaceman and the Men in Black
Jim Templeton thought he was taking a simple picture of his daughter one afternoon in 1964. However, when he reviewed the photo later, he noticed a mystery figure in the background.... some say an astronaut, dubbed the "Solway Firth Spaceman." For years, the photo went unexplained, until more recently, when it was suggested the photo was showing the photographer's wife, standing with her back facing toward the camera. Hoax, misidentification, or real photo, it's the Men in Black's interest in it that keeps it in the "unsettling" category. Two men who claimed to work for the government visited Templeton at the time. They went by the code names of #9 and #10 and asked Templeton to take them to the site where the photo was taken. When Miller told #9 and #10 that he had never seen the figure with his naked eye, the "government agents" became angry and swiftly abandoned the site. Considering the Men in Black's fingerprints on this case, it's a case that will probably always remain open.
2. 2016, the Year of the Men in Black
In 2016, there were a string of Men in Black sightings reported in Iowa, Texas (in Houston and Mcallen), Florida, and Tennessee. In Iowa, creepy men in trench coats were reported lingering around the roadways in the middle of the night and appearing in front of vehicles! In Houston, Men in Black reportedly visited a possible UFO crash. And in Florida, a UFO witness shared with MUFON their belief that they were had been visited by the MIB on two separate occasions. Many scary stories about UFOs and aliens, and even the Men in Black, go back to the 60s or even earlier. But these cases are real recent and so, real frightening!
1. Best Left In the Dark
On a soon-to-be eerie winter night in 1961, Paul Miller and his friends are returning home from a hunting trip. After seeing a strange luminous tower hovering in the sky, Miller panics, draws his gun, and fires! That's when two human-like entities emerge from the craft. Miller is able to wound one of the humanoids before fleeing the scene in his car. But that's not the end of the encounter... or is it? Miller and his friends all experience "missing time" during their escape, unable to account for at least three hours. When Miller returns to his job the next day, which happens to be in the Air Force, three classic "Men in Black" figures approach him and tell him that they have his files. They also warn Miller that they knew about the "incident" and that it is "best left in the dark." Although Miller rarely speaks about the incident to the public, he was once quoted as saying this about the mysterious men: "They seemed to know everything about me; where I worked, my name, everything else."
What do you think about these creepy Men in Black sightings? Do you think the Men in Black are real? Have you ever seen the MIB? Chime away in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
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