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.
Chas doesn't like simple. Chas goes for complex: he asks a 42-word question. Mike launches into a 101-second answer about... Travis's abduction.
Chas tries again (bless him) to really pin it down "on record" and asks a 47-word question. Mike waffles on for another 41 seconds about... you guessed it, Travis's abduction.
Yes, yes, yes, we already know that Mike won't vouch for the abduction. We want Mike to answer the hard question:
"Did you play any role in perpetrating a hoax that night?"
Mike cannot answer that question honestly because Mike played a vital role in the hoax. Travis couldn't have done it without him: when to stop the truck, when to drive away, how to manipulate the emotions of the crew, and where to take them "back" to search for Travis.
I'm blogging about the Three-Dollar Kit.