The Hill abduction concerns the alien abduction case of Barney and Betty Hill in 1961, while driving through the New Hampshire countryside. It is considered the first known abduction case on US soil.

Close encounterEdit

On September 19, 1961, close to 10:30 PM, the Hills were driving through New Hampshire on their way back from a vacation in Canada. Coming home they spotted what they initially thought was a shooting star. Barney pulled the car over to get a better look (and to walk the dog). While pulled over, he peered through his binoculars assuming the object to be an airliner. He then observed the object making erratic movements which had spooked Barney enough to jump back in his car and take off driving.[1]

Quickly and with no sound, the object descended upon the car blinding their vision. Barney stopped the car and exited the vehicle with a pistol and his binoculars. He witnessed up to ten beings who nonverbally communicated to Barney to “not move”. Barney panicked, jumped back in the car and quickly sped off. While driving, the Hills heard a buzzing sound. A tingling sensation then came over their bodies until they lost consciousness.[1]

The Hills woke up in the early morning hours of the next day on the 20th, nearly 35 miles away, from where they last remembered.[1] Read more about this case, and the hypnosis sessions at Alien Research Wiki, The Hill Abduction Files.

Star map Edit


Betty Hill's star map, c. January 6, 1964

In 1964, while Betty Hill underwent a hypnosis session, she had drawn what appeared to be a “star map”. Hill claimed that she was shown these stars during her abduction in 1961.

By the late 1960s, early 1970s, an Ohio school teacher and amateur astronomer Marjorie Fish constructed a 3-dimensional map of nearby sun-like stars and claimed a good match from the perspective of Zeta Reticuli. The perceived relative accuracy of the Hill/Fish star maps were debated in the December 1974 edition of Astronomy Magazine[2][3] If the map was depicting Zeta, there appears to be an additional 14 other stars shown in the system.

Carl Sagan debunked the map on his Cosmos television series, by denoting that it was not a perfect match - where random chance would produce at least one similarly good match to the map somewhere in the star catalog that Fish used in her analysis.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paranormal Hangout, Barney and Betty Hill’s Grey Alien Abduction by Levi O., 9 Feb 2018


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