20 Chilling Facts You Never Knew About The Unsettling Alien Abduction Of Barney And Betty Hill
By Sarah Norman | August 18, 2023
The NICAP investigation
Brace yourself for a spine-tingling exploration into the unsettling and enigmatic alien abduction of Barney and Betty Hill in 1963. Journey with us through the eerie events of that fateful night as we delve into the chilling details of their encounter with extraterrestrial beings. Uncover the haunting nightmares, missing time, and perplexing physical evidence that forever changed their lives and ignited a worldwide fascination with UFO abductions. Are you ready to confront the eerie unknown and peer into the depths of an encounter that defies explanation? Join us as we unlock the chilling facts hidden within the mysterious saga of the Hill abduction, a story that continues to send shivers down the spines of believers and skeptics alike.
NICAP interviewed the Hills at length on November 25, 1961, where they tried to hammer down just how long their trip aboard the craft took. The entire drive home from Niagara should have only taken four hours, but they didn't make it home until seven hours after leaving Colebrook, New Hampshire.
The couple was unable to explain this discrepancy in their story, only adding to the likelihood of an abduction. Neither of the Hills were able to explain their missing time soon US Route 3 between Indian Head and Ashland, but they did remember seeing a fiery orb. Although they initially believed the orb to be the moon, they were even more confounded when they discovered that the moon had set long before their time on Route 3. It was then that the idea of hypnotizing the couple came up, something that Barney was interested in if only to help Betty figure out what was happening with her dreams.
They ran into a UFO on vacation
Around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 1961, the Hills were driving to Portsmouth from a vacation in Niagara Falls when Betty noticed something in the sky just south of Lancaster, New Hampshire. Betty states that she saw the bright light zip from below the moon to a similar area in the sky as Jupiter. The Hills initially believed the light to be a falling star, but when it began moving upward Betty asked Barney to pull over so they could get a better look.
Barney stopped at a scenic picnic area just south of Twin Mountain, and through a pair of binoculars they noticed an "odd-shaped" vehicle with flashing multicolored lights moving across the face of the moon. It was then that Betty realized that she was seeing a UFO.