Walker - rugged star of TV's long-running "Cheyenne"
- says that he saw one with his own eyes.
actor recalled: "I was 21 or 22 at the time. I'd
been hunting squirrels along the Mississippi River in
was on my way home - driving on a deserted road - when
I saw it. It looked like it was made of stainless steel
or aluminum. It was like a long, slender cigar, fat in
the middle, pointed at both ends."
was so fascinated that I almost ran the car into the river.
So I stopped, got out and watched for about a minute."
was going quite slowly - about 30 or 40 miles an hour.
It passed over the road where I was standing and headed
for some tall bluffs. At its altitude, it would have hit
it stopped, hovered a few seconds, tilted at about a 45-degree
angle and then flew backward 10 or 15 feet. Then it shot
forward at a tremendous rate of speed. It accelerated
at such a speed that it vanished."
if he's certain what he saw was a UFO, Walker said: "It
was about 4:30 in the afternoon when I saw it. It was
fall and there was no wind and no clouds - it was very
still. It wasn't cold and it was't warm."
sun was still out, so there was no mistaking it for anything
else. I saw it very clearly. It wasn't a hallucination
of any kind - it was there."
said he was amazed at what he saw, but not afraid.
was surprised and tremendously curious - but I had no fear
at all," he said.