Friday, July 3, 2009

Betty & Barney Hill: Without The Abduction

[Most of the Information quoted below is taken from the great book “Captured” By Friedman and Marden(Betty Hills niece]
http://www.amazon.com/Captured-Betty-Barney-Hill-Experience/dp/1564149714

Many focus on the abduction part of the Betty and Barney Hills case. Their story was, without doubt, the most famous of all abduction reports. The problem with focusing on their abduction is sometimes the initial sighting is glossed over. Betty and Barney not only witnessed a UFO at very close range, but also Barney witnessed entities on board the craft while fully awake. The evolution of this case and Bluebook initial explanations are prime examples of how the government and debunkers can cherry pick the testimony of a UFO witness to make it fits a conventional explanation,
I thought I had heard everything about the Hills’ case but I hadn’t and I wonder how well the reader would do on the Hills’ initial sighting facts. For instance, how many of you knew that the craft Betty and Barney witnessed had retractable wings? Interestingly, when they were expanded they had a red light on each wing; sound familiar? How many of you know that, while he was fully awake, Barney saw humanoids on the craft and that one smiled at him. This was completely apart from the hypnotic regression memories. Barney had taken out his binoculars to view the object better when he watched a group of beings watching him back. None of them showed emotion, except one, who smiled at Barney as if it knew he could see his face.
How many of us knew the Bluebook initial written report’s explanation, “temperature inversion,” was discarded and investigators penciled in two other explanations on the report; settling on “not enough information”.

Betty and Barney arrived home and reported the sighting the next day. They called Peace Air force base to report it. In their initial phone conversation with the base Barney left out the humanoid part because he thought they would think he was a crackpot. But later, when a Major Henderson returned the call, Barney told him more details. It seems the Major, by his reaction, wasn’t surprised.


Their sighting that night could have been reported yesterday; it began so typically. What first brought their attention to the sky as they drove alone on a New Hampshire road was a very bright object at a 45 degree angle, the shape of the light was “different” (later they realized it was because it was oblong in shape) and the “luminosity was very intense compared to the surrounding stars”. They stopped the car and watched it change direction abruptly, it hovered, it’s movement erratic at times. The Object, when first sighted, was the size of a nickel at arms length, but ended up being the size of a pie plate. It flew down toward them in what has been described as steps. There was no sound.
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The first explanation Project Bluebook (PB) put forth was an advertising blimp. It was a way to at least explain the intensity of the light. But that proved to be ridiculous and unfounded. One of the other theories touted by debunkers was the planet Jupiter which I think should have been laughed off the explanation list. When everything else fails there is always the favorite to tout out, “temperature inversion.” These explanations are really put out there for the lame and those that need to believe it’s not real. I can’t believe the Air Force and Project Bluebook people would personally swallow that claptrap.

If it is true Project Bluebook actually believed their explanations then they made the same mistake as many UFO researchers and debunkers make, They filtered out any of the witness testimony that completely cancelled out their explanation, . If these debunkers accepted only that part of a testimony that can be explained, why then accept any of the testimony.
Think about what was done in this case, and what is done today, the testimony of witnesses at their closest range to the object is discounted. Strange detailed encounters lead most people to concentrate on what they see even more and to try to explain it in a prosaic manor. “Barney still believed what he was seeing had a rational explanation.”
The UFO came so close that Barney could see the humanoids in the windows of the craft without binoculars, describing them as an “inch long at arms length”; Jupiter?

DVD: Betty & Barney Hill I title this clip “The Terror Of Abduction.” Listen to Barney’s voice and you will know he experienced something tangible.



Barney Hill was far removed from UFOs as a person can be. He was postal worker and a civil rights activist, and let me tell you in the 1960 that was dangerous. A black man married to a white woman could get you beat up or even killed. But if it is true that ET’s read a person mind, and pick those they want far in advance, then the Hills were a good example of the best the human race can offer. Those who put there lives on the line for something larger than themselves.




Joseph Capp

UFO Media Matters

Non-Commercial Blog

25 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I think it is beyond remarkable that whether we think that Betty and Barney were either exposed to an actual empirical event or not, the effect of this average couple on the larger world is not only immune from skepticism, but is the stuff that no writer could have envisioned, in that they themselves, as a couple, have achieved a mythological status worthy of, or, are legend. When I think of them in relation to how often our past mythologies or cultural narrations are focused on individuals rather than couples, this adds another layer of meaning regarding them, of how unique they are. If it should turn out that we are being visited, their story will be told well beyond our own lifetimes. However even if no facts are found to collaborate what happened, I suspect they will live on in our cultural memory, so, in a sense, this all transcends proof versus truth, which is pretty remarkable in of itself, in a world of mundane facts. Someone asked a Sufi master what he thought the purpose of UFOs were. His response was three words; "To Cause Wonder."
    Great post.
    Best Wishes for a great 4th of July
    Bruce

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  2. Joe, one of the details I find most compelling about Barney is the fact he was a civil rights activist.

    That meant his mental energies were already intensely involved with such matters as the overthrowing of the conspiracy to supress the Black Man.

    He also already had monsters in strange costumes to dwell on in the form of the Klu Klux Klan.

    He was also a black man in a car with a white woman, driving around in the middle of nowhere, and his greatest concern that night surely would've been a fear of bumping into the wrong kind of HUMANS.

    The point being, under hypnosis, the last sort of 'false' memories that should've been generated in him were ones to do with flying saucers and aliens.

    Much the same could be be said of Betty.

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  3. The horror and panic in Hill's voice is enough to make the hair stand up on my neck. I no longer have a copy of Interrupted Journey, but I could have sworn that the aliens the Hills described in it had large noses not small ones. One thing to learn from the Hill case and other abduction cases ...never signal a UFO. Don't invite trouble. In almost every case it is trouble and misery of one kind or another.

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  4. I wish to apologise to those who made comments for there late post it was an email mix-up. When I found out I had sixty waiting for me. Help!

    Thanks You
    Joe
    UFOMM

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  5. Dear Bruce,
    Sorry for all this I really thought no one was commenting. It took J. Carrion (Dir. of MUFON)writing to me and stating I was avoiding putting up post on my "The End Of MUFON?" post that wised me up.
    She was one hell of a feisty women. He was a brave man. There integrity ranked way above those who criticized them. Sometimes it's the "small" people that make the most profound statements in life.
    Thanks Bruce
    As always
    Your friend
    Joe

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  6. Dear Borky,

    Right on the money. The idea that this was inspired by Jupiter and a "Outer Limits" episode is just the height of baloney and underlines, three times, how the other side accepts any explanation as science. I wonder how many people are seeing superman fly around?

    Joe
    UFOMM

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  7. Dear Trained Observer,
    The fear in his voice should convinced anyone this was real.
    As for not signaling a UFO. That is what my wife reminds me all the time. But the truth is I would approach it.

    Crazy right?

    Joe
    UFOMM

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  8. Dear Chuck,
    Thanks always nice to hear that it fills my soul.

    Joe
    UFOMM

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    1. Amazing I did not see this until 6-3-2012 .
      Joe you have a gift as a writer etc. Thank you Joe !
      Chuck

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