Today, this very day, forty-six years ago, Betty and Barney Hill
drove down U.S. 3, right past my house and into history. They were
about to become Patient Zero for Alien Abductions with Weird Medical
Experiments, Missing Time, and Big-Eyed Extraterrestrials. The first
and (we are told) best documented case of Alien Abduction Evah.
There was a
book. There was a made-for-TV movie.
Magazine articles. Mentions in other books. Close
Encounters of the Third Kind. X-Files.
So what happened out on Route 3?
I'm guessing that this debunking article won't go over very well in Rachel, Nevada. It's also long, but
well worth reading since everything about the Betty and Barney Hill
abduction is debunked.
I also found it helped to use Google Maps to help follow along on that
fateful roadtrip forty-six years ago.
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