Barney Hill Jr.
July 20, 1922
Newport News, Virginia
February 25, 1969
Place of Death:
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Cause of Death:
Claim to Fame:
The Odd and the Interesting
Betty and Barney Hill lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where Betty was a social worker and Barney was a postal worker. The couple were catapulted into the international spotlight when in September 1961 they claimed to have been abducted by aliens in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The two were returning home to Portsmouth from a trip to Montreal, Canada, when as they were driving in the middle of the night, they saw lights approaching from the sky. What followed is said to be the first well-documented, "feasibly legitimate" UFO abduction in history. The couple claimed that they saw bipedal humanoid creatures in the window of a large spacecraft that landed in a field. They claimed they were followed by a spaceship and eventually accosted, kidnapped, examined, and then released by its extraterrestrial crew. The event has since become the best documented and most famous case of alien abduction in the history of UFO-ology. The story of the Hills grew big enough to prompt a best-selling book by John Fuller entitled "The Interrupted Journey", inspire a television movie called "The UFO Incident" starring James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons. Over time their story was subjected to a brutal debunking by multiple people including the famous intellectual Carl Sagan.
The aliens that allegedly abducted Barney and Betty Hill spoke perfect English. No … really.
Final Resting Place:
8-2 N Road
Kingston, New Hampshire, 03848
Grave Location:Section 4, Lot B
Grave Location Description
As you enter this small, rural cemetery drive straight ahead and park at the end. Barney and Betty Hill are buried in Lot B, 3 spaces from the end of the section and 6 spaces from the road on your right.
Grave Location GPS42.94209961, -71.06101951
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Read More About Barney Hill:
- Wikipedia Entry
- Guide to the Betty and Barney Hill Papers, 1961-2006
- Once upon a time, Betty and Barney Hill told a story that was out of this world
- The Truth about Betty Hill’s UFO Star Map
- How Betty and Barney Hill's Alien Abduction Story Defined the Genre
- The Strange Alien Abduction of Barney and Betty Hill
- The Zeta Reticuli (or Ridiculi) Incident
- Kathleen Marden Official Website (Author of Captured!)
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