Post by Joanna on Sept 20, 2016 3:56:51 GMT -5
Does Star Map Confirm Betty & Barney Hill Abduction?
Alien abduction claims made by a couple 55 years ago have been given new credence after it emerged a sketch of a star map they made closely resembles a real constellation they could not have known about at the time. Betty and Barney Hill of Portsmouth, from New Hampshire, claimed they were abducted by aliens and intimately examined aboard a UFO on September 19-20, 1961. Neither initially recalled being abducted, but both experienced a three-hour memory lapse on the night in question after which they experienced nightmares and suffered severe stress. Betty's dress was torn and covered in a strange pink powder of unknown origin. The couple's car was covered in concentric circles which caused a compass to spin uncontrollably.
Under hypnosis, both recounted remarkably similar versions of what happened. "I was taken on board,” Mrs. Hill said. “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.”
Betty questioned “The Leader,” the head alien. “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 a version of the map she'd been shown. At the time, experts said the map didn't resemble any known area of space. However, the Hills continued to insist they had been abducted until they died.
Last year, statistician David Saunders said the map closely resembles the Zeta Reticuli system in the southern constellation Reticulum. He believes this proves the Hills were telling the truth about being abducted by aliens. The Zeta Reticuli system was first noted in astronomical texts in the 1800s, but it wasn’t closely studied 1996. The Hills identified Zeta Reticuli as the system from which they aliens said they came. Ufologists named the type aliens the Hills allegedly encountered “Reticulans."
Source: Mark Piggott, International Business Times.
See also “The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction”: whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/29/betty-barney-hill-abduction