From time to time I see the idea of actual intelligent ET visitation defended on the basis of the Betty and Barney Hill abduction — specifically, on the basis of the “star map” that Betty Hill allegedly saw while on board the alien space ship during her abduction. Hill purportedly reproduced this map under hypnosis. In the late 1960s Marjorie Fish (a teacher) supposedly succeeded in correlating Hill’s star map with real stars associated with Zeta Reticuli, this proving Hill had been on a ship from Zeta Reticuli. The rest, as they say, is history (Nancy Lieder went on to channel the Zetas about how Planet X would factor into the great cataclysm we all witnessed on Dec 21, 2012 . . . sort of).
The Hill star map “recollection” and “correlation” are bogus. Several dedicated researchers have debunked the astronomy of the “star map” (and their rebuttals seem regularly ignored by people like Stanton Friedman, the guy who somehow dismissed the authorship attribution linguistic tests I had performed on the Majestic documents with my novel – nice research there). Here are some of those debunkings:
- Robert Sheaffer (here in a review of a book about the Hill abductions – see paragraph six and following)
- Astronomer Colin Johnston, The Truth About Betty Hill’s UFO Star Map
The Hill story also has other problems, like the inconsistencies in Barney’s recollections. (For you Facade fans, back in 1963 Barney Hill said that his captors looked like “German Nazis” dressed in black . . . hmmm . . . they became more alien as time went on). See here.