ALIEN: The Abduction of Betty & Barney Hill

Feb 23, 2022
A weekend road trip ends bizarrely for a New Hampshire couple after they return home with a two-hour gap in their memories. Then the nightmares begin. 

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Concord Monitor

Once upon a time, Betty and Barney Hill told a story that was out of this world

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HISTORY

How Betty and Barney Hill's Alien Abduction Story Defined the Genre

Is it chasing us? That thought coursed through Betty and Barney Hill 's minds as they drove down the empty winding country road in New Hampshire's White Mountains. It was a September night in 1961, they hadn't seen a car for miles, and a strange light in the sky seemed to follow them.
Google Books

Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience (60th Anniversary Edition)

"The famous 1961 Betty and Barney Hill abduction by non-humans is taken apart, meticulously re-examined by Betty's niece Kathleen Marden and nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friedman, and reinforced by the pressure of facts."
Astronomy.com

The Zeta Reticuli (or Ridiculi) Incident

In the December 1974 issue of Astronomy, the then-editors published a lead feature story titled "The Zeta Reticuli Incident." The well-known astronomy popularizer Terence Dickinson, then Astronomy's Editor, penned the article. It probably cost Terry his job, as he was gone from the magazine a few months later.
Los Angeles Times

Betty Hill, 85; Claim of Abduction by Aliens Led to Fame

Betty Hill was the New Hampshire social worker who, along with husband Barney, claimed to have been abducted by aliens from outer space on a moonlit night 43 years ago. Their story, through circumstances not of their making, attained worldwide notoriety. Carl Sagan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer, was among the Hills' debunkers, yet he considered their story noteworthy.
Quartz

A stressed, sleep-deprived couple accidentally invented the modern alien abduction phenomenon

On the night of Sept. 19, 1961, Barney and Betty Hill were driving on a rural highway to their home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. By all accounts, the Hills were an exemplary couple: he a postman, she a social worker, active in their community and in the civil rights movement.
Literary Hub

The Moment the Myth of Alien Abduction Was Born

At about 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14th, 1963, a New Hampshire couple named Betty and Barney Hill arrived at the office of Boston psychiatrist Benjamin Simon for their first scheduled appointment. They'd come for treatment of Betty's nightmares, apprehension, persistent anxiety and of Barney's anxiety and insomnia, ulcers and high blood pressure.