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Fire in the Sky (1993)

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An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

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This film recreates the strange events which happened on November 5, 1975 in the town Snowflake, Arizona. Travis Walton works in the White Mountains, clearing bush for the government. Driving home from work, his colleagues arrive back in town, claiming that Travis was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, Travis' disappearance is treated as murder. Travis reappears after five days, but in time, the terrible memories of his alien abduction come back... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Alien abduction. November 5, 1975. White Mountains, Northeastern Arizona. Based on the true story.


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence | See all certifications »

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$20,100,000 (USA)
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The abduction portrayed in the movie actually had nothing to do with Walton's account. After being struck by the light, Walton remembers waking up on a table surrounded by three aliens, whom he described thusly: "Their bald heads were disproportionately large for their puny bodies. They had bulging, oversized craniums, a small jaw structure, and an underdeveloped appearance to their features that was almost infantile. Their thin-lipped mouths were narrow; I never saw them open. Lying close to their heads on either side were tiny crinkled lobes of ears. Their miniature rounded noses had small oval nostrils. The only facial feature that didn't appear underdeveloped were those incredible eyes! Those glistening orbs had brown irises twice the size of those of a normal human eye's, nearly an inch in diameter! The iris was so large that even parts of the pupils were hidden by the lids, giving the eyes a certain catlike appearance. There was very little of the white part of the eye showing. They had no lashes and no eyebrows." According to Walton's account, he leaped up from the table, grabbed an instrument on a nearby table, wielded it as a weapon, and swung it at the aliens. They filed out of the room. Walton walked into a room with a high backed chair in the middle and took a seat. Upon operating a set of controls, he deduced that he was in some sort of observatory. Suddenly, a man in a blue suit with a glass helmet came through a doorway. When Walton spoke to him, he didn't respond; he merely guided Walton through the doorway. The wordless man lead Walton through a doorway, out of a saucer-like object, into a hangar filled with other saucers, down a hallway, and into a room that featured three more humans. Walton's questions continued to go unanswered as they motioned for him to lie down on the table. One of the 'humans', a woman, placed a mask over his face and he immediately passed out. All of this was consciously recollected by Walton, and when undergoing hypnotic regression soon after the incident, he revealed no further information and stated that he felt as though delving any deeper would kill him. See more »

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In the 1st restaurant scene in Snowflake, Bobby Cogdill is wearing a Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" T-Shirt. This is supposed to be 1975. The "Rumours" album wasn't released until early 1977. See more »

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[first lines]
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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Black Water
by Patrick Simmons
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Is it True or Not ?

I really liked this film.The acting is above par (I am a huge fan of D.B. Sweeney and thought he was great in this)and it has a great scene aboard an alien craft, which I really would have liked to have seen more of. This is based on a true story of an alien abduction in Nov. 1975 of Travis Walton (D.B. Sweeney), one of six loggers returning from a long day's work who happen upon an unidentified Object in the forests of Arizona.Travis is the only one who gets abducted. When Travis does not return with the other men they are suspected of murdering him.He does however turn up five days later with his alien story in tow.As far fetched as this may sound, when you watch this it's hard not to support the fact that Travis Walton was abducted by aliens.There are too many facts too support his claim.Although the film may have embellished it a bit.

I don't believe in U.F.O'S and after I watched this film I still don't but it made me second guess myself, Did it really happen or was this the best case of getting away with the perfect hoax ? Only the real Travis Walton Knows for sure.


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