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In 1963, Barney and Betty Hill went public with their alien abduction experience. They told the story to a small church group, which must have been one hell of an awkward conversation.
A few months later, a speaker came to the Hills’ church to discuss hypnosis. After the lecture, the Hills told the speaker about how Barney was going to a psychiatrist, and the speaker suggested trying hypnosis to alleviate the leftover alien-induced fear.
At the mention of hypnosis, Barney’s psychiatrist recommended him to Dr. Benjamin Simon, located in Boston, MA. Simon immediately recognized Barney’s intense and immediate fear, and he even believed that Barney was holding a lot of it back.
So the two hopped right into the hypnosis sessions.
To say that Barney’s hypnotic recollection of seeing alien figures was traumatic would be a huge, huge understatement. He had emotional outbursts, expressions of fear, and vividly described his feelings during the alien’s physical examination.
The experience was so ridiculously wild, Dr. Simon actually recommended not continuing with hypnosis until Barney could calmly deal with the experience. But Barney insisted that they continue.
Under hypnosis, Barney could recall much of the alien abduction, even the parts previous escaping his memory. For example, he remembered initially driving the car away from the UFO, and then he remembered feeling an urge to pull off the road and into the woods. There, six figures stood in the road. Then the car stalled and three of the figures approached, telling Barney not to fear. When they got right up to the car, Barney said it “felt like [their] eyes had pushed into my eyes.”
The eyes were a focal point for Barney’s hypnotic recollections. He often described the figures as staring into his eyes with a terrifying, mesmerizing effect. On the topic he said things like “Oh, those eyes. They’re in my brain.” And “I was told to close my eyes because I saw two eyes coming close to mine, and I felt like the eyes had pushed into my eyes.” And “All I see are these eyes…I’m not even afraid that they’re not connected to a body. They’re just there. They’re just up close to me, pressing against my eyes.”
Seeing Barney make so much progress with his hypnotic sessions, Betty then decided to try it out.
Betty wanted to see if her hypnotic recollections would be similar or different than her dreams. And as it turned out, they were a bit of both.
The UFO’s technology was different within her hypnotic sessions, as was Betty’s capture and release. The alien figures also had a drastically different physical appearance. Moreover, Betty recalled more detail within her hypnotic state than within her dreams.
Both Barney and Betty’s hypnotic sessions were similar to each other, yet both were very different than Betty’s dreams. Both also displayed intense emotional discomfort during the sessions. (Betty once had to end her session early due to too much agony and crying.)
So, was it all true? Did Betty and Barney get abducted by aliens while driving down a highway at night? Depends on what you want to believe, I guess. The hypnotic sessions both supported and contradicted Betty’s dreams, yet the amount of total evidence is overwhelming. Clearly something happened to the Hills, and clearly it left them with traumatic damage for the rest of their lives.
Whether or not it was aliens that did it, it’s up to you to say.