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On a September night in 1961, in the mountains of New Hampshire, Betty and Barney Hill encountered something they could not explain. What really happened that autumn night? Welcome to Strange Arrivals, where host Toby Ball will unravel one of history's most famous cases of alien abduction. Learn more at www.grimandmild.com

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On a September night in 1961, in the mountains of New Hampshire, Betty and Barney Hill encountered something they could not explain. What really happened that autumn night? Welcome to Strange Arrivals, where host Toby Ball will unravel one of history's most famous cases of alien abduction. Learn more at www.grimandmild.com

    The Troika

    The Troika

    Three researchers, Budd Hopkins, David Jacobs, and John Mack, revolutionized the study of alien abductions in the 1980s and 90s. Their research, based on hypnotic regression of people they suspected were abductees, suggested that aliens could access anyone, anywhere, at any time.

    • 33 min
    Quazgaa and Joohop

    Quazgaa and Joohop

    Betty and Barney Hill's experience established the framework for future tales of alien abduction. But the Hill story was just the jumping off point for abductee narratives that followed. Among the first abduction tales to follow the publication of An Interrupted Journey was Betty Andreasson's alleged kidnapping by friendly, spiritual aliens who took her on a journey to distant worlds; worlds that seemed a reflection of Betty's core beliefs.

    • 33 min
    Motion Parallax

    Motion Parallax

    The Hills described their UFO encounter taking place over several miles, beginning with a bright light in the sky and ending with a craft hovering above a field. Nobody believes they were just making their story up. So what did they see that night as they drove through northern New Hampshire?

    • 32 min
    Junior

    Junior

    Betty Hill had a series of intense dreams after her UFO encounter. How did these dreams inform the memories recovered during hypnosis sessions two years later? They way the Hills described the aliens they met changed over time, becoming less human. Why did the descriptions change and how did they finally arrive at a definitive answer to what these creatures looked like?

    • 38 min
    Regressed

    Regressed

    Betty and Barney Hill's memories of being abducted by aliens were recovered through hypnotic regression. But does this technique uncover actual memories, or something else? How does what we know now about memory formation and hypnosis change how we look at the Hills' story of capture aboard an alien craft?

    • 30 min
    Zeta Reticuli

    Zeta Reticuli

    While under hypnosis, Betty Hill told of being shown a star map by one of her alien captors. Years later, she sketched what she remembered of the map. This led a teacher named Marjorie Fish to create intricate models of the galaxy to determine the origin of the space craft, and set off a dispute about the accuracy of the map and the reality of their experience.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
480 Ratings

480 Ratings

ElectronicMind ,

A Peek Into the Strange World of Alien Abductions

Abduction stories are weird. You can’t talk about one without talking about the people involved, the facts on the ground, the people they spoke to, culture at the time. This podcast doesn’t shy away from the fun and interesting parts of these stories, and the world surrounding them, but does bring in doubt and scepticism where warranted. Narration is dry but fit for purpose. Editing and sound design are great.

Oklatush ,

5 stars for production value 0 stars for ruining the magic

Great production value and detailed research into the UFO abduction phenomenon brings you this podcast. I appreciate the scientific bent and explanation for the things that happened but I’d be amiss I didn’t admit the magic of the story of Betty and Barney Hill is lost.

Edgar Allan, Bro ,

I hope they do more stories now!

When I first found this podcast I was worried it would be biased. I thought that to keep it interesting they may try only try to prove this story to be a true alien encounter. But they stick to the facts and have interesting research involved. It sounds like they’re wrapping up the story and I really hope they cover more stories of ufo encounters!

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