written by

Joachim Koch and Hans-Juergen Kyborg

©1993,1995, Berlin, Germany English version co-edited by Doug Girling, Vancouver, Canada,©1995


  1. Abstract
  2. Introduction
  3. The "Star Map" - What do we Know?
  4. Some Considerations About Betty Hill's Descriptions
  5. The Discovery
  6. The Results
  7. "And he said that he wished I knew more about this..."
  8. Afterword
  9. Bibliography


THE story of Betty and Barney Hill is well known in UFOlogy; during a 1961 abduction, Betty Hill was shown a "star map" by one of the aliens, a map which she was able to later draw after hypnotic regression. The most promising interpretation of this map, made by Ms. Marjorie Fish in 1972, was that the aliens' home system was in Zeta Reticuli.

We present here a new interpretation of Betty Hill's map: that it is a view of our solar system at the time of the abduction, from a viewpoint slightly beyond Saturn, looking towards the sun. We believe that this interpretation fits more of the data than the Fish interpretation. We also believe, in the context of Mrs. Hill's abduction experience, that it is more rational for the alien to first use a display of the local solar system to determine Mrs. Hill's astronomical knowledge. 

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