Right, so the scene is set: Betty and Barney, deserted highway, metallic craft, creepy alien outfits, telepathic messages, lost time, and then they arrive at home. So, what do they do? And more importantly, what can they do?
Let’s find out:
Upon arriving at their house, both Betty and Barney begin to experience strange sensations and impulses. For example, Betty insisted that her luggage be placed near the back door, not within any main room.
The watches they were wearing during the alien ordeal no longer worked (and would never again work). The leather strap of the binoculars was torn and Barney’s dress shoes were scraped, though he could not recall how either of those items became damaged.
Betty and Barney both later admitted to taking long, long showers to remove some unknown filth, and they each drew pictures of what they saw, which were incredibly similar.
Utterly confused about what happened, Betty and Barney spent a while trying to reconstruct the events, piecing fractured memories together to form a whole picture. Both could remember everything up to the point when rhythmic beeps flooded the car, and then things grew hazy. Barney remembered shouting, “Oh no, not again,” though he couldn’t recall why. Betty remembered a moon shape sitting in the middle of the highway and that Barney took a sharp left off Route 3 to escape.
But that was it.
So they went to sleep. A few hours into the night, Betty awoke and began putting her clothes away. That’s when she noticed that the dress she was wearing during the event had been torn at the hem, zipping, and lining. Later, she noticed a pink powder on the dress, so she threw it away, only to change her mind and put it back in the closet.
In the morning, the couple noticed that the car’s trunk had concentric circle marked into the metal. Struck by a moment of brilliance, Betty and Barney grabbed a compass and placed it next to one of the circles, and the needle began to spin rapidly.
Ten days later, Betty began to experience intense dreams.
In one of the dreams, Barney and her were again in the car, stopped at a roadblock and surrounded by what appeared to be men in uniforms. But the men had bald heads, large wraparound eyes, small ears, and almost no noses, and they had grey skin. The men forced Betty and Barney to get out of the car and walk into the woods. When Betty turned to scream at Barney for help, he looked to be in a trance.
The alien men led the couple up a ramp to a disc-shaped metallic craft. Inside, Betty and Barney were separated, and when Betty protested, a figure that she called “the leader” told her to quiet down.
Betty was then taken to a new room, in which the leader and a new alien (she refers to this one as “the examiner”) stood waiting. The examiner shone a light on her, cut away some of her hair and nails, and examined her eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, throat, and hands. He then thrusted a needle into her navel, causing her immediate pain, but the examiner waved a hand in front of her face and the pain went away.
Afterward, the examiner left and Betty was allowed to explore the room with the leader. She looked at books full of an unknown language, and was even told she could keep one. But when an argument between the aliens broke out, she was told the book had to stay, and that her memory had to be wiped.
Both Betty and Barney were then taken off the ship and back to their car, and were told to watch the craft disappear.
And so they did. And when the craft was gone, they resumed driving again, and eventually “woke” up.
If you haven’t already, ready Part 1 of The Alien Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill
See the next post for the stunning conclusion of this tale!