Betty & Barney Hill's Classic UFO Case Becomes Subject Of New Discovery+ Documentary

January 24, 2022 1:00 AM ‐ UFOsDocumentariesTelevision

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Alien Abduction: Betty & Barney Hill
A new documentary will re-open the famous alien abduction case of Betty and Barney Hill, the new 'Shock Docs', 'Alien Abduction: Betty & Barney Hill' will stream on Discovery+ on February 18.

The US government has recently shown a revitalised interest in UFOs, or as they call them Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP). The Pentagon has even set up a new task force to study these unexplained incidents in a more serious and open manner.

While the government reports do not confirm or debunk the existence of alien life, they have reignited worldwide interest in the existence of extraterrestrials and set the perfect stage to look back at one of the most well-documented alleged UFO abduction cases in history.

In the all-new 'Shock Docs', Discovery+ presents the real story of one of the most fascinating and frightening close encounters ever reported, which took place in New Hampshire in 1961, the investigation is supported by exclusive audio and hypnosis tapes.

In September 1961, Betty and Barney Hill were driving home to New Hampshire from a honeymoon trip when they made a shocking discovery and came face-to-face with a UFO. When they could not shake the feeling that something more happened, the Hills underwent regressive hypnosis. They recalled a terrifying ordeal of being abducted and experimented on by extraterrestrial beings aboard their UFO.

Investigators will re-examine the key pieces of evidence to see if they can prove that humans have had physical contact with extraterrestrials. UFO expert Ben Hansen and his team run DNA testing on Betty Hill's dress and corroborate parts of Betty's examination story.

When their story was leaked to the press, Betty and Barney Hill received global attention as the worldโ€™s first widely reported alien abductees. They became pop culture figures through a best-selling book, magazine excerpts and numerous media appearances. Decades later, in an intimate first-person interview, their niece, Kathleen Marden, shares her lifelong mission to expose the truth behind the Betty and Barney Hill alien abduction. She has revisited their story by searching through documents, witness testimony and physical evidence to find the truth.

Discovery have also announced that the famous Travis Walton alien abduction case will be the focus of another 'Shock Docs', which will also premiere on Discovery+ on February 18.

"Even after decades, these are still active cases," said paranormal researcher, Ben Hansen. "We've been following up on leads and field research in the last few years that have uncovered incredible discoveries. As the world is hearing official confirmation of the existence of UAPs that may be of extraterrestrial origin, we now have to ask the next question: how up close and personal are these visits? No matter the agenda of these visitors, the vivid and dramatic details of the encounters in these historic cases should make everyone pause and wonder what might be coming."

'Alien Abduction: Betty & Barney Hill' and 'Alien Abduction: Travis Walton' will stream on Discovery+ on February 18.

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