Betty Hill Dies

Perhaps one of the most famous 'alien abductees', Betty Hill, died on Sunday from lung cancer, aged 85. Betty and her husband Barney gained worldwide headlines when they reported being abducted for two hours by a UFO on September 19th, 1961, while driving home from Canada - one of the first major cases of abduction published. Their story became the subject of the book The Interrupted Journey , and was later made into a movie starring James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons as Barney and Betty.


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I swear this is true.
Many years ago I read an article in a British paper saying that Barney Hill had died and made a death-bed confession that he and Betty had made up the abduction story.
It was a small article and it actually came out many years after his death and apparently very few people read it as in later years I emailed a number of abduction sites and told them and they just called me a liar.
I had the cutting for ages and lost it during my big move.
The reason given by Barney was that as he was a black man married to a white woman they feared the disapproval of society.
So they cooked up this idea as a way of getting attention and approval.
As we all know this was the very first abduction case reported, but many more were to follow.
Barney Hill, according to the paper, I think The Guardian as that was what I read at the time,made his declaration in front of witnesses, and wished it to be made known to the public.
Betty never commented as far as I know on Barney's confession and to the day she died maintained that they were abducted by aliens.
I was up to my eyeballs at the time with UFO stuff and was involved in starting a small society with my then partner.
From the moment I heard the Hill's story I did not believe it.
Having lived my life as a medical professional and in the field of psychology, I observed the behaviour of the Hills for many years after their claim, and I came to the conclusion that there was more going on than people knew or thought.
When I read Barney's death-bed confession I realised what I had been witnessing during that time.
The UFO community then was full of people ready to believe the most outrageous claims as Jacques Vallee states in one of his books.
They took the Hill's story and ran with it, before it could be properly studied by disinterested parties.
Before long it had become dogma.
This does not mean that I don't believe that something is going on, and has been for the entire history of man.John Mack also believed that as we know.
But unless the newspaper printed a false story,and I don't see why they should, then this is the truth of it all.
And by the way, friends in England commented to me that they also had read it.