On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we put on our tinfoil hats and talk about what might be the most important alien abduction case of all time, the story of Barney and Betty Hill. This story, straight outta , has everything you want in an abduction story. Missing time? Lights in the sky? Project Bluebook Investigation? Human experimentation? Missing memories and hypnosis? And most importantly, anal probes?
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Barney and Betty Hill were an American couple who claimed they were abducted by extraterrestrials in a rural portion of the state of New Hampshire from September 19 to 20, It was the first widely publicized report of an alien abduction in the United States. The incident came to be called the "Hill Abduction" and the "Zeta Reticuli Incident" because the couple stated they had been kidnapped by aliens who claimed to be from the Zeta Reticuli system. In September , plans were announced to make a film based on the events, with an unknown release date. Most of Betty Hill's notes, tapes, and other items have been placed in the permanent collection at the University of New Hampshire , her alma mater. The Hills lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. They were an interracial couple at a time when it was particularly uncommon in the United States; Barney was black and Betty was white. Just south of Lancaster, New Hampshire , Betty claimed to have observed a bright point of light in the sky that moved from below the moon and the planet Jupiter , upward to the west of the moon.
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An interview with documentary filmmaker Carol Rainey, who was the research partner and wife of UFO researcher Budd Hopkins in the late s and early s. An interview with Stephanie Kelley-Romano, an associate professor at Bates College who has done academic work on alien abduction stories. The abduction phenomenon has largely faded from public consciousness. What is the current state of abduction research? And looking back to the very beginning of this season, why is it that some people are prone to belief in the paranormal while others are prone to skepticism?
In , while returning home to New Hampshire from a trip to Niagara Falls, all american couple, Barney and Betty Hill, were abducted and experimented upon by an alien crew. The effects of the other worldly trip changed their lives forever. Parcasters - Be sure to check out another great show of ours called Hostage.