fills in many of the inevitable gaps in our knowledge of the famous Betty and Barney Hill case, and is therefore a must foranyone interested in the remarkable gestation period of UFOabduction research. It is touching but not surprising to read that thebrave and prescient investigators who took the Hills’ experienceseriously assumed that it was a unique, momentous, and isolated event,and never suspected that, instead, it was only the first of thousands of similar covert encounters from the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s to receive widepublic attention.
abundantly demonstrates that the mostimportant aspect of the Hills’ 1961 abduction lies in their personalcourage and integrity in permitting their frightening experience and itslater investigation to become public. Tens of thousands of abducteeshave benefitted from the Hills’ extraordinary role in opening doors tothe serious study of the UFO abduction phenomenon, thus makingpossible new therapeutic strategies to help treat their traumas. In thepages of
, Betty and Barney Hill emerge, not as victims, butas true, undaunted modern heroes.”—Budd HopkinsWorld-renowned UFO abduction researcher,author of
“Many books have been written about people being abducted byaliens, but
tops them all. It is powerful, detailed, andpersonal. Drawing on the actual diaries written by Betty Hill, this bookexposes the shocking events that took place during and after she andher husband Barney were abducted by aliens in the White Mountainsof New Hampshire. Further, it documents their many hours of hypnotherapy with Dr. Benjamin Simon and their close ties withmilitary personnel at Pease Air Force Base. Capped by officialgovernment records of UFO activity at the time, a replication of theStar Map seen by Betty, and an analysis of the clothing she was wearingat the time of the abduction, all mundane explanations for the eventhave been eradicated. It really happened.”—John F. SchuesslerMutual UFO Network, Inc.,International Director, Emeritus