A direct-to-download documentary called “Strange Septembers” is coming soon, examining New Hampshire’s two claims to UFO fame: The first-ever reported alien abduction in 1961 if Betty and Barney Hill of Portsmouth, and a reported UFO sighting in 1965 near Exeter.
The Exeter incident is more significant in UFO lore because it was described in a best-seller called “Incident at Exeter.” It remains an oft-cited example by people who think unexplained lights in the sky are aliens.
But the Hill’s tale is more interesting. UNH even has the couple’s papers at the Durham library, for examination by scholars of this odd corner of popular culture. And, of course, it produced what is probably the country’s only state historical marker devoted to UFOs … unless Nevada has one for Area 51.
The documentary seems to take all this as fact, so it’s far less interesting than it might be. You can buy it as of April 1: Details are here.
Hi Dave…The Betty and Barney Hill event represents the best UFO abduction case not only because it was one of the first but because Betty had the courage to ask where the aliens came from and the star map revealed not only do aliens exist but that they have interplanetary contact and trade with other star systems…which is where I believe Earth is heading especially after my front page discovery of a UFO Rosetta stone that has literally unraveled the UFO mystery…”UNSETTLING”-Los Angeles Times….Google Mike Orrell or “Inaja UFO Photo” cheers
There was a book written about the Hill’s experience, as well, and includes transcripts of the couples’ hypnosis sessions where they allegedly recovered memories of the abduction. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DRLFEDM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1