Sunday, September 4, 2011

Betty and Barney Hill Abduction Marker

Betty and Barney Hill were already pushing the envelope as an interracial couple in late 1950's America.

However, in September of 1961 they blew the lid off of the very first reported alien abduction.

The two were driving home late at night through the White Mountains of New Hampshire when a "white light" startled them. They reported the UFO to authorities the next day. In fact they contacted Pease Air Force Base because they were so concerned.

Later on, still bothered by unexplained events of that evening and suffering some weird consequences like vivid dreams, the two were hypnotically regressed individually and both told a remarkably similar story.

They had been taken aboard a space craft and undergone some medical procedures, such as semen extraction, needles in the abdomen and hair and nail clippings taken.

This was THE LANDMARK case that put alien abduction on the map. Never before had anyone, much less a couple, made such a claim and in a serious way. These two were not delusional nutcases. Betty was a 41 year old child welfare worker and Barney, her 39 year old husband was a US Postal worker.

It cannot be overstated how unique this case was and is to the entire alien abduction phenomena. It's such a landmark event that "many of Betty Hill's notes, tapes and other items have been placed in a permanent collection at the University of New Hampshire, her alma mater. As of July 2011, the site of the alleged abduction is marked by a state historical marker." You can see the picture above.

The most amazing thing about this entire incident and the one thing that has kept this case on the front burner after 50 years - September 19th is the 50th year anniversary - is what they call "The Zeta Reticuli Incident."

For the doubters who want to poo-poo this story, keep the following fact in mind:

Betty Hill was given information during the abduction, from the aliens, that she did not consciously remember and which came out during the subsequent hypnotic regressions.

Betty Hill described an unknown star system, and drew a picture of it. In 1968 Marjorie Fish tried to decipher it. She "constructed a 3-dimensional model of nearby sun-like stars using thread and beads, basing stellar distances on those published in the 1969 Gliese Star Catalog."'

It matched to Zeta Reticuli, a double star system. One unknown until the Gliese publication of 1968. A full 7 years AFTER Betty Hill described it and drew a map of it.

It has said to be "statistically improbable to have happened by chance from a random group of stars in our immediate neighborhood."

Whether you believe or not, this case has been a polarizing one for almost 50 years now. And the State of New Hampshire has commemorated the event with a State Historical Plaque.

News Article

Greater in- depth Article at

Wiki Article

1 comment:

terry the censor said...

The Fish model is discredited, even within ufology.