When a media outlet posts a front-page story that they are later forced to retract, they don't put the retraction on page 27.
Okay, sometimes they do, but they get hell for it.
Mike posted his accusation as a big shiny Facebook square. It would nice if his retraction was a similar sized post, instead of hidden away in the comments as a reply to me, an irrelevant party.
NOTE: Times and dates on screenshots are Australian AEST.
Who was The Walton Experience (1978) written for?
It was written for UFO enthusiasts, of course.
It was written for Travis to make a bit of money.
It was also written for the five witnesses in the truck. Or, at least, it was written with them in mind. According to Steve Pierce (2013), the book was written without consulting them. It was Travis's account, and the rest was based on Mike's account while Travis was missing.
I strongly urge anyone interested in the Travis Walton case to listen to Mike Rogers defend himself on this 51 Areas podcast, where "Chas" nails him to the wall with "the hard questions".
Then again, you could come back later when Chas learns the difference between a complex question and a hard one. The aim of the interview was to establish whether Mike played any part in a hoax. Yes, it's a hard question but the asking of it should be simple.
Introducing the liar in the sky:
America's favorite alien abduction case is on shaky ground as Mike Rogers, one of the witnesses and driver of the truck, admits it was a hoax.
I'm blogging about the Three-Dollar Kit.