This is the story of Betty and Barney Hill. They were an interracial couple who claimed to be abducted by aliens in the 1960's. In 1961, Barney Hill, a 39 year old African American male who worked as a U.S. Postal Worker, and his wife, a 41 year old Caucasian, who was a supervisor for the child welfare department were in their car coming back from vacation. Indeed being an interracial couple in the 1960's gave many people reason to discount their story and dismiss it as a way of advertising their union and bring attention to them. However, this is one of the most documented abduction cases on file, in which more and more comes to light daily of the truths behind this most intriguing story.
This story begins on the night of September 19th, 1961 at approximately 10:15 p.m. when Barney Hill noticed an interesting bright star in the dark cloudless sky. The Hills were on their way back from a short vacation which was meant to relax Barney and take his mind off of his developing stomach ulcer. Feeling that this bluish light was behaving strangely, Barney exited the car with a pair of binoculars to see well. He noted a flat shaped craft with moving lights, and windows in which he was even able to see occupants inside of the craft. He then ran back to the car in fright and proceeded to drive. After this, two hours of their lives just vanished. It is important to note here, that although they remember seeing the space craft at this time, they did not remember anything of abduction until they were transgressed back to this experience under hypnosis at a much later time. Something interesting to note here is that there was also a sighting noted by nearby Pease Air force Base.
The Hills were then deposited back near their car and realized that two hours of time were unaccounted for and there was much road travelled that they somehow could not recall. They were travelling with two dogs at the time, and would have had to stop and walk the dogs at some point, yet they could not recall any such thing. They each drew a big blank for that two hour block of time.
The Hills returned home, to find unexplained shiny spots on the rear of their car, and their car ran on the same tank of gas for a very long time. These shiny spots appeared where the paint had been removed on the car and when a compass was passed anywhere over these areas, it would respond wildly.
Within the next two weeks, both Barney and Betty Hill began to experience nightmares of abductions aboard an alien spacecraft. These nightmares continued for quite awhile and the ever practical Betty Hill contacted a medical doctor who referred them to psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Simon who recommended they undergo regression as way to free their subconscious minds of whatever might be bothering them. They underwent transgression separately. Barney’s sessions were filled with trauma, fright, crying, and hysteria when he was under hypnosis. Due to this, the doctor put a strong hypnotic suggestion that he not remember these sessions until he was ready to deal with it at a later time. Betty was already keeping a dream diary of her encounter and her hypnotic sessions did not vary much from what her dreams were already telling her.
During these sessions and dream recordings much was learned about what occurred in those two missing two hours. Barney Hill remembered that he felt incredibly compelled to park in a nearby spot in the forest after he had returned to the car in flight and fright and had seen the aliens in the windows of the craft. It was there that he remembers being met by a small crew of about five aliens, described commonly now as "Grays", something that was virtually unheard of before this encounter. The Hills are the first documented case of seeing the "Grey" aliens. Something that Whitley Schreiber later picked up on and used in his book written in the 1980's, "Communion: A True Story".
Upon realizing that they were expected to board the craft, the Hills put up a fight, and were taken aboard the craft against their will. Betty Hill's dress was torn and stained with a pink dust like substance and Barney’s shoes were greatly scuffed, as if dragged against his will along rock and dirt. Once aboard the ship they were taken to separate rooms, which Betty being frightened objected to, the being that she called the leader explained that separate exams would speed up the process. Betty recalls having nail clippings, skin scrapings, and a lock of her hair cut during this time to be used for samples, as she understood it. Barney remembers them placing a circular object over his groin area in which he understood was for a sperm sample. They both remember that the beings spoke telepathically although at that time the word "telepathically" was not in their vocabulary to describe this. They made quite a big deal of the difference in the colour of their skin, Barney being of Ethiopian ancestry and Betty being white. At another point in the exam, they came rushing into Betty’s room and began gently tugging on her teeth. They explained that they discovered Barney’s teeth could be removed and replaced; he wore dentures, and was absolutely fascinated by these.
Betty underwent several tests on the spacecraft; one being a needle that they inserted into her naval, which caused her great pain, in response to her pain, one being waved his hand over her forehead andimmediately her pain was gone. They told Betty this was to see if she were pregnant. The beings explained to her that she had some type of scarring or blockages, and that this is why she was not able to conceive (they had no natural children). Incidentally this is a common way for people to extract eggs surgically in modern times, but not in the 1960's, that was still unexplored and outthought of territory in modern science. Two more things of note happened aboard to the craft to Betty Hill. One was when she asked where they were from. The being she was speaking to pulled down a holographic map and showed her a map of a galaxy.This map that she later drew from memory under hypnosis is known now as the 'Reticulum Constellation', this was six years before astronomers even discovered this galaxy also known as Zeta Reticuli which is about 39.5 light years away from the earth. The leader asked if Betty could identify earth on this map, and Betty replied she was not schooled in astronomy and could not, the being then said, so I will not be able to show you where we are from if you do not know where you are. Further more, the map was accurate by all accounts, save one star, which was only discovered in the very late 1990's when a brand new telescope was developed using Einstein’s theory of Relativity E=MC2. This new telescope was built on the premise that time is on a round curve, and so therefore to see further out into the galaxy, the telescope lens should then follow the same curve. It was effective, we were able to see farther out by hundreds of thousands of light years, and again we were able to find a star that had been previously hidden behind another in the Zeta Reticuli, giving yet more credence to the Betty and Barney Hill story. Another title for the Betty and Barney Hills abduction is now even referred to as the "Zeta Reticuli Incident".
Some interesting things which were to happen later was a ring of warts that were to appear around Barneys groin area, which was in the same shape as the instrument he described as having been placed their during his exam. Also, Betty Hill had earrings on during the night she was abducted. These were lost and not found at the time of their abduction, in fact, they were forgotten about and never spoken of. However, years later, after neighbours noted two men in black entering her home (in the 1960's people typically left their doors unlocked and a person might enter your home to drop off something or pick something up if one did not answer the door) so the neighbours did not even think much of this entry. Betty and Barney returned home to find a pile of leaves upon their kitchen table, when they went to pick up this strange display, the earrings were left beneath them. Betty believed that these aliens came back time and again to keep in touch as they promised they would.
The couple was portrayed by James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons in the 1975 television movie The UFO Incident. Betty and Barney Hill became quite active in the UFO world and attended many meetings, gatherings and conventions. Barney Hill died of a cerebral haemorrhage on February 25, 1969, leaving Betty to continue on with their work. Betty soon grew weary of this saying all of it was becoming too commercialized for her and she preferred to stick with smaller groups that were non enterprising. Betty Hill died October 17, 2004 after battling lung cancer for over a year. She was 80 years old. I find this case, and these people extremely fascinating and I hope this sparks you to search more into them as well.
The Zeta Reticuli Incident ~ UFO Abduction ~ The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction Story
Written by Kimberlee © Mystic Familiar 2009
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