20 Chilling Facts You Never Knew About The Unsettling Alien Abduction Of Barney And Betty Hill

By Sarah Norman | May 18, 2023

The Hills were a fairly normal couple

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Prior to their experience with a UFO the Hills were mostly normal couple. In 1961, their marriage wasn't legal. Barney was a Black man and Betty was a white woman, a union that wasn't allowed in the United States as a whole until the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the "anti-miscegenation" laws in 1967.

Barney worked at the United States Postal Service, and Betty was a social worker. They were both members of the NAACP, and were major parts of their local community who sat on a local board of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. The Hills weren't kooks. They weren't truthers. They were just trying to live their life and be happy. Everything changed on the night of September 19, 1961.

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Claims of alien abduction and run-ins with UFOs were ubiquitous in the back half of the 20th century, but no abduction story is quite as fascinating as that of Barney and Betty Hill. In 1961, this couple claimed that they were abducted by "humanoids" in rural New Hampshire, something made even more complicated by the fact that they were a mixed race couple.

What became known as the "Hill Abduction" and the "Zeta Reticuli Incident" has everything - aliens, spaceships, lost time, and even hypnosis. What happened when the Hills came face to face with extraterrestrials in 1961? We'll try to get as close to the truth as we can.