Mike Rogers was the crew boss driving the truck that night. In this brief informal interview he says Travis discussed with him creating a UFO hoax, and that "it was all deliberate, it was all a staged thing."
Along with the Betty & Barney Hill case, this is often touted as one of the "best" in UFO abduction circles because of multiple witnesses who haven't recanted in 46 years. Given Mike's role in controlling the truck (i.e. how long the crew were able to actually view the UFO - about 30 secs) and the way he hyped them up ("Did you see that!?!?!") it seemed clear to me that Mike and Travis hoaxed the rest of the crew (with the help of Travis's brother). Mike is now confirming this.
This case is about to be blown apart and is a great example of how a prank for cash (the National Inquirer prize money in this case) snowballed out of control over the decades and came to define the lives of all 7 crew members, 5 of whom were deceived, and those still living have just been told they were suckers.
How do you think the hoax was perpetrated?