On September 19 1961, Betty and Barney Hill of Portsmouth, New Hampshire claim to have been abducted by aliens. Scientists at the time discredited a map drawn by Betty which outlined the exact location of where she claimed the extra-terrestrials originated.
Experts claimed there was no constellation similar to the drawing and that it bore no resemblance to any known formation at the time.
Now years later, one statistician has remarkably argued that the unusual alignment of key sun-like stars in the drawing, which mirrors the Zeta Reticuli could never have happened by chance and that Betty WAS a victim of an alien abduction.
Just south of Lancashire,New Hampshire, Betty and Barney claim to have seen a strange, oval craft hovering above them.
Betty drew the map under hypnosis
Zeta Reticuli constellation mirrors that drawn by Betty
Then, they spotted a group of 'humanoid beings' watching them from
behind a curved lighted window in the craft. Their last conscious
memory was of the same creatures standing in the middle of the road,
blocking their path.
The next thing they knew they were pulling up
at their house in Portsmouth. Over three hours of their journey was
unaccounted for with neither of them able to remember the details of
that night’s events.
Betty, speaking before her death in 2004,
said in an never before seen interview: "I was taken on board. Barney
was taken into one room and I was taken into another. The one who did
the testing we called The Examiner.
"First they put me on a stool
and they checked my eyes, ears, nose, throat. They put me on a table,
and said they wanted to check my nervous system.
"Then they tried
to insert a needle-like instrument in my navel which caused pain so they
stopped doing it. Barney’s exam was very much like mine in the
beginning except they were interested in his bone structure.”
Barney and Betty Hill claimed to have been abducted by aliens
Barney sketched the alien life form in 1951, an image which has moulded our version of aliens today
Barney with his drawings in 1951
Betty also remembered a conversation with ‘The Leader’ in which she
asked where the extra terrestrials had come from. "I said ‘I know you’re
not from this planet but where are you from?’ He showed me a star map
indicating where he came from’.
Under hypnosis, Betty drew the map
which consisted of twelve prominent stars connected by lines and three
lesser ones that formed a distinctive triangle. She said she was told
the stars connected by solid lines formed "trade routes", whereas dashed
lines were to less-traveled stars.
David Saunders, a statistician
who had been on the Condon UFO study, argued that the unusual alignment
of key sun-like stars in a plane centered around Zeta Reticuli was
statistically improbable to have happened by chance from a random sketch
and that Betty was in fact telling the truth.
He claimed that only aliens could have given her the information.
The official AF UFO report A letter at the time determining the residue on Betty's dress and car
puzzling evidence surrounding the claimed abduction at the time include
Betty’s dress being torn, and covered in a strange pink powder which
was later confirmed as 'not being of any organic origin'. There were
shiny concentric circles covering the boot of their car and when a
compass was placed next to them it would spin uncontrollably.
Later, after the 'encounter', the couple began to experience terrible nightmares and suffer symptoms of severe stress.
became so ill, they sought medical advice. The couple were examined and
put under hypnosis by psychiatrist, Dr Benjamin Simon who made an
When Betty and Barney were regressed to the
missing time and alleged moment of abduction, they were able to clearly
recall all the details, serving as further proof of the couple's story.
Another incredible picture to
emerge from these sessions occurred when Barney sketched his abductors –
creating the first known image of an alien.
Later, a 3 dimensional model was created by a local artist.
died of a cerebral hemorrhage on February 25, 1969, at age 46. Betty
believed this was partially due to the terrifying experience of his
Betty Hill died October 17, 2004, having spent
the intervening years proving beyond a doubt that she was visited by
aliens from a distant planet.