Betty and Barney Hill Papers, 1961-2006

Collection number: MC 197
Size: 7 boxes (2.33 cu.ft.)

About Betty and Barney Hill

Betty and Barney Hill lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Betty (1919-2004) was a social worker, with a degree from the University of New Hampshire, and Barney (1923-1969) 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, after which they had no recollection of the next two hours. They returned home to Portsmouth unable to explain the two missing hours. Both Betty and Barney had physical changes from the night before, including Betty’s torn and stained dress, Barney’s scraped shoe, and a broken binocular strap. But neither of them had any memory of these things having happened.

About a year after their abduction, Betty and Barney sought hypnosis therapy to help reveal to them the events of the two missing hours. Through many hypnosis sessions, both were able to recall what had happened and both had similar stories. Betty Hill, through her experience, became one of the most well-known voices in UFO research. The publicity she received from her abduction made her internationally famous. She continued her research into UFOs for the remainder of her life, even after Barney’s sudden death in 1969. The Hills, though best known for their association with UFOs and their abduction, were also active civil servants in their seacoast New Hampshire community. Both were members of the NAACP and belonged to a local Unitarian church. Barney sat on a local board of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.

About the Betty and Barney Hill Papers

The Betty and Barney Hill papers contain correspondence, personal journals and essays, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, and DVDs relating to their experiences with and interest in UFOs. There is a small amount of materials concerning their involvement in the NAACP.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder number], [Box number], Betty and Barney Hill Papers, 1961-2006, MC 197, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation, Kathleen Marden, Stratham, N.H., Nov. 28, 2006 (Accession number: 2007.01)

Separated Material

One folder of correspondence to and from D.R. has been remvoed according to the wishes of K.M. [Note to staff: It is held in the department files related to the various collections that are housed in the black cabinets in Room 104.]

Collection Contents

Series 1: Correspondence

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Aerial Phenomena Research Organization Inc.; Adams Study Club; Department of the Air Force (4 letters); University of Arizona; W.P. Armstrong; Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis
Box 1, Folder 2Baldwin-Wallace College; Albert H. Baller; Banglar Sanipod; Jim Bartlett; David Berman; Blackstone Valley Regional School District
Box 1, Folder 3Ted Bloecher, 1973-1977 (10 letters)
Box 1, Folder 4Richard Bonarrigo (3 letters); Book King; Janet and Colin Bord (2 letters); Anthony Brooke (3 letters); Cynthia Brown (with Juanita Smith); Edie Buchanan; Eddie Bullard; Florence and Ted Butler
Box 1, Folder 5Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2 letters); Canadian National Railways; Canadian UFO Report; Jack Carroll (2 letetrs); Centre School; J. Delgado Cerdan; Kay Chism; Robaire and Sody Clampette (6 letters)
Box 1, Folder 6Jerome Clark; Clark Publishing Company; CNN; H.F. Cochrane(fragment); Gary Cohen; Columbia-Greene Community College; Contact; Hans Croon (2 letters)
Box 1, Folder 7The David Susskind Show; Michael Davis; Vera deGill; John Detrick; Dell Publishing Company, Inc.; The Dial Press; DK Direct Ltd.; Millie Dufresne (2 letters); Robert J. Durant (2 letters)
Box 1, Folder 8George W. Earley; Eastern Michigan University; P.M.H. Edwards (3 letters); Ralf Eschner
Box 1, Folder 9George D. Fawcett (2 letters); Lawrence Fawcett; Stanley Ferguson(5 letters)
Box 1, Folder 10Marjorie Fish (34 letters)
Box 1, Folder 11C.W. Fitch (5 letters); Andrea Florio (3 letters); The Foundation Faith of the Millennium (2 letters); Ray Fowler (2 letters); Mina L. French; Stanton T. Friedman (3 letters); Margaret Fry (5 letters); Curtis Fuller
Box 1, Folder 12John G. Fuller, 1975-1982 (19 letters, many undated)
Box 1, Folder 13Anne Gehman; Good Morning America; Vera Gill (2 letters); Global Television Network; Timothy Good; Gorvardhan Hill, Inc.; Elsa D. Griscom; Ground Saucer Watch
Box 1, Folder 14Bob Hair, 1980-1982 (8 letters)
Box 1, Folder 15Hampton Jaycees; Hampton Public Schools; Friends of Gary Hart; Whitney C. Hayward
Box 1, Folder 16Bill Herman, 1979-198 (8 letters, 2 two photographs); Hingley
Box 1, Folder 17Robert E. Hohmann, 1965-Nov. 1966 (25 letters, some undated)
Box 1, Folder 18Robert E. Hohmann, April 1967-Nov. 1973 (26 letters)
Box 1, Folder 19Rosetta Holmes (4 letters); Human Development Center; Allen Hynek, 1967
Box 1, Folder 20Phil Imbrogno; International UFO Congress (see Curtis Fuller); Herbert Jonas.
Box 1, Folder 21KDKA-TV; Alice Keens-Soper; Bonnie Kelly; Philip J. Kenney; Carol Kenny; Donald Keyhoe (2 letters); KKZZ Country; Philip J. Klass; KTVU San Francisco; KYW Radio
Box 1, Folder 22John H. Luttrell, Sr.; David M. Leuser; William J. Lewis; Barbara Liscomb; (Mr.) Long; Look Magazine (2 letters); The Lou Gordon Program; Lucent Books
Box 1, Folder 23Jack Mack; Mari Major; Mike Marsulla; Maria Martin; McClellan Family; Kenneth McCulloch; Christine McElroy; Doris M. McKenna; Debra F. McMillin (3 letters); Edith Meinelt (2 letters); Melaney; Rev. Vincent P. Mellone; John and Virginia Meloney (7 letters)
Box 1, Folder 24Mrs. Gerard Michaud (2 letters); Eleanor Milliken (3 letters, one frag.); Minnesota Society for Parapsychological Research; William L. Moore (2 letters); Jay Morrison (4 letters); Mutual UFO Network, Inc.; Mystery Hill
Box 1, Folder 25National Investigation Committee (2 letters); The New Hampshire; New Hampshire College; New Hampshire Public Television (2 letters); Paul Norman (2 letters); Mrs. Robert Guilford North; NOVA (2 letters)
Box 1, Folder 26Octopus Books Limited; Christian R. Page; Karl T. Pflock; The Phil Donahue Show (2 letters); Thierry Pinvidic (2 letters); Plymouth State College; Frank Procopio; Profile Jr./Sr. High School; Program Corporation of America; Roberta Pryor; Psychic Information Exchange; Psychic Science Research Association Inc. (3 letters); Psychical Awarness & Research Association
Box 1, Folder 27Patricia Rainey; Michael Rampami; A.J.S. Rayl; R/D Productions (5); David Rees; Renaissance Community, Inc.; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; John Thomas Richards; George H. Roberts Jr.; Stanley Rothenberg; Lynelle Rush
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Rutland Free Library (2); Harley Rutlege; Karen Sable; Valerii I. Sanarov (4); George Scher; Paul Schine (?); Bob Schmidt; Robert Sheaffer; Bob Sh(?); Terry L. Shorb (2); Dr. Benjamin Simon; John L. Spencer
Box 2, Folder 2Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle Jan. 1967- Dec. 1981 (15)
Box 2, Folder 3Mary Stevens; Tom Stevens; Wendelle C. Stevens; Whitley Streiber; Talcott Mountain Science Center for Student Involvement, Inc.; Brendan Taylor (2); Teddy Bart Productions; Jeff Thompson; Douglas Thorpe; To Tell the Truth (2)
Box 2, Folder 4Unity Fellowship; U.S. Department of Transportation; Dr. Arun Kumar Vajpey (6); Erich Von Daniken; Dr. Douglas J. Waters; WBZ Radio; WBZ-TV
Box 2, Folder 5Walter Webb Sept. 1961-Feb. 1976 (28)
Box 2, Folder 6Weekday (2); WEEP Radio; WGST News Radio; WHEB Radio; John W. White (2); WICC Radio; Gary Wilcox
Box 2, Folder 7Bob Williams 1967-1971 (15)
Box 2, Folder 8WKBD-TV; WLVI-TV (2); WNBH Radio; Ian Michael Wood; WREB Radio;WRKO/WROR Radio; WWSW Radio; WXLO Radio
Box 2, Folder 9Unidentified correspondence (most identities have been redacted), 1960s
Box 2, Folder 10Redacted correspondence, 1971-1977
Box 2, Folder 11Redacted correspondence, 1978-1979
Box 2, Folder 12Redacted correspondence, 1980-1990
Box 2, Folder 13Redacted correspondence, undated
Box 2, Folder 14Correspondence from Betty Hill, 1967-1990

Series 2: Personal History

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1Personal history (childhood, genealogy, parents, marriage to Barney)
Box 3, Folder 2Certificates: Betty and Barney’s marriage certificate, Betty’s birth certificate, Barney’s honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Barney’s enlistment record, Barney’s death certificate
Box 3, Folder 3Hill deaths (Betty’s obituary, “Barney’s Death” an essay by Betty Hill)
Box 3, Folder 4Requests for employment leaves/transfers. III. Notebooks and Journals

Series 3: Notebooks and Journals

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 5Notebook of Betty’s UFO sightings, Nov. 1977-Dec. 1978
Box 3, Folder 6Notebook of Betty’s UFO sightings, Dec. 1978-May 1980
Box 3, Folder 7Notebook of Betty’s UFO sightings, June 1980-March 1984
Box 3, Folder 8“Journal of UFO Sightings” by Betty Hill (part one, 1977-1978). [The typed version of Betty's notebooks of sightings for these years]
Box 3, Folder 9“Journal of UFO Sightings” by Betty Hill (part two, 1980-1983). [As above]
Box 3, Folder 10“Journal of UFO Sightings” by Betty Hill (part three, 1984-1991)
Box 3, Folder 11“Strange Events” by Betty Hill (1977-1988). [Contains selected events taken from the "Journal of UFO Sightings," presumably those sightings Betty valued as the most significant]
Box 3, Folder 12Betty’s typed reports of sightings by others, 1967-1978

Series 4: Manuscripts

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 13Fragments of The Interrupted Journey Continued by Betty Hill
Box 3, Folder 14Draft of The Interrupted Journey Continued by Betty Hill
Box 3, Folder 15Draft of The Interrupted Journey Continued by Betty Hill
Box 3, Folder 16Draft of The Interrupted Journey Continued or A Common Sense Approach To UFOs by Betty Hill
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1Proof copy of The Interrupted Journey Continued or A Common Sense Approach To UFOs by Betty Hill, including book jacket and photograph of earlier idea for the cover
Box 4, Folder 2Essay titled “Dreams or Recall?”
Box 4, Folder 3Essay titled “Misidentification of UFOs.”
Box 4, Folder 4Betty’s articles to editors
Box 4, Folder 5Betty’s articles, speeches and diary entries
Box 4, Folder 6The Interrupted Journey by John G. Fuller, chapters 1-5
Box 4, Folder 7The Interrupted Journey by John G. Fuller, chapters 6-9
Box 4, Folder 8The Interrupted Journey by John G. Fuller, chapters 10-13
Box 4, Folder 9Press release for A Common Sense Approach to UFOs

Series 5: Contracts and Agreements

Box 4
Box 4, Folder 10Book and Magazine contracts: Ashley Famous Agency (4); The Dial Press; International Creative Management (Reader’s Digest)
Box 4, Folder 11Television Contracts/Speaking Engagements: Associated Risk Analysts; “Bob Kennedy Contact”; CBS; “Contact”; The Dial Press (4); “Kup’s Show”; “LOOK”; MBC; Pease Air Force Base; Pierce Memorial Forum; “To Tell the Truth” (2); WCAU; WLOB
Box 4, Folder 12Contracts/speaking engagements
Box 4, Folder 13Entry for Encyclopedia of New England Culture, by Betty Hill

Series 6: Subject Files

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1Air Force Intelligence Report
Box 5, Folder 2David Baker, artist
Box 5, Folder 3Declassified CIA and FBI documents
Box 5, Folder 4Dress Analysis
Box 5, Folder 5Stanton Friedman
Box 5, Folder 6Grays Harbor County Civil Defense/UFA Report
Box 5, Folder 7Hypnosis Papers
Box 5, Folder 8Hypnosis Transcripts, Sessions 1-4
Box 5, Folder 9Hypnosis Transcripts, Sessions 5-9
Box 5, Folder 10Lie Detector Testing
Box 5, Folder 11Miscellaneous Subject Files:

Introductory Space Science text used by USAF Academy; Biological Effects of Radio-Frequency Radiation; “Betty and Barney Hill Abduction Case” by Michael D. Swords; visit to Betty Hill’s Landing Site; Testimony of Betty and Barney Hill; letter from Col. Peter Bent of the Department of the Air Force, dated June 14, 1983, enclosing Charles Halt’s report of “Unexplained Lights” on Dec. 27, 1980.

Box 5, Folder 12NASA report on UFOs
Box 5, Folder 13National UFO Reporting center
Box 5, Folder 14NICAP reports; NICAP membership card
Box 5, Folder 15Project Blue Book
Box 5, Folder 16Betty’s Civic Work; Letters from Senators; photograph of John F. Kennedy
Box 5, Folder 17Dale A. Russell Papers, Part 1: “The Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary Problem”; “The Evolution of Intelligence on Earth”
Box 5, Folder 18Dale A. Russell Papers, Part 2: “Dinosaurs, Museums and Space Stations: The next decade in the natural sciences”; “Of Dinosaurs and Dirigibles: Questions on the Phanerozoic Atmosphere”
Box 5, Folder 19Dale A. Russell, miscellaneous
Box 5, Folder 20Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle Papers
Box 5, Folder 21Articles on UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence:

“Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Where Is Everybody?” by John A. Ball (American Scientist, Vol. 68); “The Age of Nearby Stars” by Jeffrey L. Kretsch (Astronomy, July 1975), and “Recent Developments in the Scientific Study of UFO’s” by Frank B. Salisbury (BioScience, Vol. 25 No. 8)

Box 5, Folder 22Unidentified speeches, maps, etc. and 1966 tour schedule
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1Star charts:

Various charts titled “Stars in the Hill Map Volume” by Marjorie Fish; star maps, including photograph, plot, and chart of stars; “An Analysis of the Fish Model” by Walter N. Webb, and a letter, dated May 2, 1975, from Fish in which she mentions Robert Scheaffer’s criticism of her work and its probable publication in Astronomy

Box 6, Folder 2Star maps and UFO drawing by the Hills; unidentified drawing of alien
Box 6, Folder 3Zeta Reticuli material:

Two issues of Astronomy (Dec 1974 and Jan 1976) that include Terence Dickinson’s article “The Zeta Reticuli Incident”; “Zeta Reticula Update” (1980) by Terence Dickinson; two offprints of “The Zeta Reticuli Incident” with related commentary by Jeffrey L. Kretsch, Carl Sagan, Steven Soter, Robert Scheaffer, Marjorie Fish, David Saunders, and Michael Peck, and a photocopy of the various commentaries from Astronomy, July 1975; drawing of Reticular pin

Series 7: Publications

Box 6
Box 6, Folder 4“Aboard a Flying Saucer” by John G. Fuller; “Aliens Visit Voronezh” by Lev Aksyonov and Boris Zverev; Bulletin of Anomalous Experience
Box 6, Folder 5Argosy; The Australian UFO Bulletin; Caveat Emptor
Box 6, Folder 6Christian Life; Cleveland Press (2); The Communion Letter; Delve report; Fate; Fortean Times; Great Flying Saucer Hoax
Box 6, Folder 7“The Gimlet Eye” by D. Keith Mano; Greenhaven Press; “How to Make an Alien” by Thomas E. Bullard; Incident at Indian Lake
Box 6, Folder 8Look magazine (6 articles)
Box 6, Folder 9“Mixed Message” by John S. Carpenter; The Most Amazing Case of All; The MUFON UFO Journal (2); National Enquirer; “A New Model of Investigation: Part 1″ by John L. Spencer
Box 6, Folder 10“PSI and the Life Cycle” by Berthold E. Schwarz; “Telepathic Homoreque” by Berthold E. Schwarz; “UFO Hunting” by Thomas Elliot’ “Use and Misuse of Hypnosis in UFO Abduction Cases” by Kathleen Marden
Box 6, Folder 11UFO Investigator (3) Sept-Oct 1964; April 1972; Sept. 1972,; UFO Journal (3): Sept 2001; Aug 2002; Jan 2004; UFOLOGY (photocopy) April 28, 1977
Box 6, Folder 12UFO Perceptions: Sept. 1989; Dec. 1989; July 1990; Fall 1993

Series 8: Newsclippings

Box 6
Box 6, Folder 13Apr 196 - Oct 1965:
  • "Guest Speaker," Foster's Daily Democrat
  • "Two Men From Mars Visit Farmer in Tioga County," Syracuse Herald-Journal
  • "Flying Objects Probe Demanded," Boston Traveler
  • "Did They Seize Couple?" Boston Traveler
  • "Now Don"t You Believe in Flying Saucers?" Boston Traveler
  • "I Was Quizzed in 'Space Ship,'" Boston Traveler
  • "I Asked About His Planet; He Was Angry," Boston Traveler
  • "Pro, Con Views on Space Object: Was This the Moment of Truth?" Boston Traveler
Box 6, Folder 14Nov 1965 - Nov 1966:
  • "The Facts About Flying Saucers", Boston Sunday Herald
  • "Couple to Discuss UFO at Nashua on Tuesday", New Hampshire Sunday News
  • "UFO's Subject of Forum Talk", Union Leader
  • "UFO Sighters to Take Part in Jaycee Forum on Nov. 30," Nashua Telegraph
  • "Experience With UFO Told by Portsmouth Couple," Exeter News Letter
  • "UFO's for Real?," Newsweek
  • "Looking Back in the Herald," Portsmouth Herald
  • "Former Flying Saucer Passengers", source unknown
  • "Couple Claim Contact With Creatures in UFO," St. Paul Sunday Pioneer Press
  • "UFO Pair to Speak at Forum," Foster's Daily Democrat
  • "Flying Saucers. Fact or Fantasy?", NY Times
  • "In-Depth Investigator of "Saucer" Sightings", souce unknown
  • "Space Creatures Stumped By Teeth", San Francisco Examiner
  • "Local UFO Abduction?," NH Sunday News
  • "Down to Earth With the Flying Saucers," The Fresno Bee
  • "Unusual Visitors in S.F.," San Francisco Sun Reporter
  • "Testament for Believers," Time
  • "UFOs Back Again," unknown source
Box 6, Folder 15Nov 1966 - Oct 1975:
  • "Hills to Relate UFO Encounter in Dover Nov. 7th", Manchester Union Leader
  • untitled article, Playboy
  • "Portsmouth Couple Still Shaken Over Flying Saucer Experience," Manchester Union Leader
  • "The Seductress from Outer Space," Sunday News, School Paper
  • "Strangest Story of Our Time?," Bradenton Fla. Herald
  • "Further Word on Unidentified Flying Objects," Advocate-News
  • "Exposed: Conspiracy Between U.S. Gov't and United Nations to Suppress the Truth About UFOs," source unknown
  • "Saucer, Crew 11 Years Ago Real? Well.," Boston Evening Globe
  • "Expert Calls UFO Sighting Best Ever," Boston Sunday Herald
  • "UFO Watchers Disappointed," Boston Evening Globe
  • "Several Claim Spotting UFOs in Indiana", Poughkeepsie Journal
  • "Space Story Convinces Doctor," Poughkeepsie Journal
  • "New UFO `Flap': What Are They?" Sunday Herald Advertiser
  • "Terrified Policemen Radio for Help as UFO Menaces Patrol Car," National Enquirer
  • "Converts Disappearing from Sight," Boston Globe
  • "Movie Made from UFO Incident," Kingstonian
  • "Betty Hill's UFO Encounter," Today in Greater Lawrence
  • "Needle-in-Abdomen Test Safe, Says Doctor," Houston Chronicle
Box 6, Folder 16Jan 1976 - Feb 1985:
  • "Interrupted Journey - Aboard UFO," The Daily News
  • "Mother, Daughter Report Colebrook UFO Sighting," Sunday News
  • "Lowell Man Flees Hollis After Sighting `Monster'," Nashua Telegraph
  • "Mysterious Ill. Big Bird Leaves Sizable Evidence," Nashua Telegraph
  • "Mrs. Hill Relates UFO Encounters," Seacoast Flyer
  • "Far (Out) Encounters," Boston Phoenix
  • "Carlyle to Host Speaker on UFO Experiences," Centralia (Ill.) Sentinel
  • "Blackouts Hit Parts of Five States," AP; "Eight Die in Crash of Plane," Portsmouth Herald
  • "C.I.A. Papers Detail U.F.O. Surveillance," NY Times
  • "Mysterious Marks on Boy's Body After UFO Encounter," National Enquirer
  • "Crash Probe," Foster's Daily Democrat
  • "Pease Reveals Close Shave," Foster's Daily Democrat
  • "Global Shield," unknown source; "Global Shield," Foster's Daily Democrat
  • "Wood Island Triangle Claims Coast Guard Boat," Portsmouth Herald
  • "Close Encounters in New Hampshire," McCall's
  • "Earthquake Rumbles Through Maine Again," Portsmouth Herald
  • "No Plane," Portsmouth Herald
  • "Beeper Distress Signal Sends Officials Scurrying," Portsmouth Herald
  • “After They Fly Overhead, Where Do They Land?,” Rockingham Gazette
  • "Moscow Sets Up Probe of UFOs," San Francisco Chronicle
  • "UFOs Are Probably Meteors or Planets," source unknown; "A Close Encounter Recalled," Sun Sentinel
  • "Betty Hill Revisited," Rockingham Gazette
Box 6, Folder 17Aug 1985 - Jan 1987:
  • "UFOlogists: certain other forms of life are `out there,'" Pensacola News Journal
  • "It's Been 25 Years Since Betty Hill was `Dragged' into UFO History," Phoenix Gazette
  • "25 Years Later, UFO Remembered," Express-News
  • "An Encounter of the Third Kind," York County Coast Star
  • "Secret? UFO Paper Sparks Controversy," Playground Daily News
  • "A Report From the Woodstock of UFOs", Boston Globe Magazine
  • "Kingston Woman Retells Tale of UFO Kidnapping," Haverhill Gazette
  • "Ask Betty Hill to Recount Her Close Encounter," New Haven Register
  • "Circle of Flattened Corn Puzzles Farmer," source unknown
  • "Close Encounters Bringing UFO Fans to Gulf Breeze-Aliens Second Home," Tampa Tribune
  • "FAA Reopens Inquiry Into Reported UFO Sighting," Seattle Times
Box 6, Folder 18Apr 1987 - Sept 2006:
  • "Detective Will Reward UFO Victims," New Haven Register
  • "They're Back!" New Hampshire Seacoast Sunday
  • "UFO `Abductee' to Retire. `Too Many Flakes,'" Jersey Journal
  • "UFO Story No Mystery to Portsmouth Woman," New Hampshire Sunday News
  • "We're All Lost in Space," Foster's Daily Democrat
  • "UFO Fever not Alien to Betty Hill," Portsmouth Herald Sunday
  • "On the Safe Side of a Space Ride," Spotlight
  • "UNH Professor: UFOs are not only real, they're already here," Foster's Sunday Citizen
  • "Close Encounters - Close By," Concord Monitor
  • "Wonderful Lady," Concord Monitor
Box 6, Folder 19Newsclippings about the Hills from unidentified sources
Box 6, Folder 20Newsclippings, miscellaneous

Series 9: Photographs

Box 7
Folder 1Barney Hill at home (b&w)
Folder 2Barney Hill with US Mail truck (b&w).
Folder 3Betty and Barney Hill with Delsey the dog and article about themselves (b&w)
Folder 4Barney Hill (b&w)
Folder 5Barney Hill in lawn chair (b&w)
Folder 6Barney Hill with model ship (b&w)
Folder 7Betty and Barney Hill with drawing of space ship (b&w)
Folder 8Betty and Barney Hill with The Interrupted Journey (b&w)
Folder 9Betty Hill with Delsey the dog (b&w)
Folder 10Betty and Barney Hill on lawn (b&w)
Folder 11Barney Hill at work sorting mail (b&w)
Folder 12Betty and Barney Hill on show or panel (b&w)
Folder 13Betty Hill with picture of Barney (b&w)
Folder 14Betty Hill outside (b&w)
Folder 15Betty and Barney Hill in apartment (b&w)
Folder 16Betty Hill with interviewer (color)
Folder 17Betty Hill with Delsey the dog (b&w)
Folder 18Betty and Barney Hill on lawn (b&w)
Folder 19Betty with guest and The Interrupted Journey (b&w)
Folder 20Betty and Barney Hill with friends (b&w)
Folder 21Betty Hill in chair (b&w)
Folder 22Betty and Barney Hill with drawing of UFO (b&w)
Folder 23Picture of papier-mache alien head (b&w)
Folder 24Coins with larger object (color)
Folder 25Lights on railroad tracks (color)
Folder 26-105Unidentified lights, likely sent to Betty Hill by UFO seekers (all color)
Box 8
Folder 1Picture of painting of aliens seen by Betty and Barney (color)
Folder 2-6Matted-down turf, East Kingston (color)
Folder 7Railroad tracks, unidentified light (color)
Folder 8-17Star chart model (b&w)
Folder 18Alleged alien face (b&w)
Folder 19Lights on horizon (color)
Folder 20People with binoculars, on boat, in water (color)
Folder 21-22Object in water (color)
Folder 23Object in water, light above water (color)
Folder 24Object on railroad tracks, object in sky (color)
Folder 25-26Broken tree branches (color)
Folder 27-30Lights near railroad tracks (color)
Folder 31-33Electrical box (color)
Folder 34-38Light on horizon (color)
Folder 39Picture of papier-mache alien head (b&w)
Folder 40Unidentified disk-shaped objects (color)
Folder 42-54Unidentified lights in sky, likely sent to Betty Hill by UFO seekers (color)
Folder 55Bill Hermann and friends (b&w)
Folder 56Friends of Betty Hill (b&w)
Folder 57Betty Hill and horse (in dress she was later "abducted" in) (b&w)
Folder 58Betty and Barney Hill with another couple (b&w)
Folder 59Betty and Barney Hill with others in diner (b&w)
Folder 60Model of star system, includes star information (color)
Folder 61-68Star system model (color)
Folder 69Star system model (b&w)
Folder 70Star system model (b&w)
Folder 71Photo of papier-mache alien head (b&w)
Folder 72-77Unidentified lights, likely sent to Betty Hill by UFO seekers (b&w)
Folder 78-90Unidentified lights, likely sent to Betty Hill by UFO seekers (color)
Folder 91Betty Hill with alien head, dress, and cat (b&w)
Folder 92Betty and Barney Hill with Delsey the dog (b&w)
Folder 93Barney Hill in mailman uniform (b&w)
Folder 94Photo of papier-mache alien head (b&w)
Folder 95Barney Hill in mailman uniform (b&w)
Folder 96Betty and Barney Hill (color)
Folder 97Betty with papier-mache alien head (b&w)
Folder 98Slides

Series 10: DVDs

Box 9
Item 1Betty Hill Interviews, Norwich, CT. 9/17/79 & 9/20/79
Item 2The UFO Experience: Betty Hill Presentation. 1987
Item 3Betty Hill: The UFO Connection. Feb. 22 & 23, 1985
Item 4The UFO Incident. 10/20/75
Item 5"Strange Septembers: The Hill Abduction & the Exeter Encounter" A documentary by Jeff & Jess Finn © 2011
Item 6"Betty Hill Interview: The Interrupted Journey...Continues" RRAR Productions © 2003

Series 11: Artifacts and Oversized Materials

Oversize Box 1
Betty Hill’s dress
Oversize Box 2
  • Article: “Aboard A Flying Saucer” by John G. Fuller, Look, Oct 4, 1966, pp.44-56
  • Article: “Flying Saucer, Part II” by John G. Fuller, Look, Oct 18, 1966, pp.111-56
  • Article: “Flying Saucer Fiasco” by John G. Fuller, Look, May 14, 1968, pp.58-63
  • Article: “The Zeta Reticula Incident” by Terence Dickinson, Astronomy, Dec 1974, pp.4-18
  • Offprint of “The Zeta Reticula Incident” by Terence Dickinson with Related Commentary by Jeffrey L. Kretsch, Carl Sagan, Steven Soter, Robert Schaeffer, Marjorie Fish, David Saunders, and Micheal Peck, 1976
  • Article: “Recalling A Close Encounter” by Christopher Comfort, Portsmouth Herald, Sept. 15, 1991, pp. 1 and 10
  • Article: “Alien-ated” by Scott E. Kinney, Portsmouth Atlantic News, Sept. 28, 2007, pp. 1 and 26A
  • Magazine: “Flying Saucers: Twenty Years of UFO’s [sic],” A Look special by the editors of United Press International and Cowles Communications, Inc., 1967
  • Periodicals: UFO Review, Vol. 1 No. 1 (1978) and issue #9 (1980), and “They’re Back!” by Rick Waldman, New Hampshire Seacoast Sunday, April 22, 1990
Oversize Box 2
Art works by David G. Baker, 1967

There are three 18×17″ mounted color paintings and two 11×17″ black and white mounted drawings “drawn from verbal description by Barney and Betty Hill, Oct 1, 1967″

Alien (18x17" color)
Landscape (18x17 color)
One of the 11x17" black and white drawings
Oversize Box 3
Barney Hill Materials
Folder 1Photos of Barney Hill, undated and unidentified
Folder 2Barney Hill correspondence with NAACP
Folder 3Barney Hill correspondence
Folder 4Barney Hill correspondence
Folder 5Notes from a speech given by Barney Hill at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Folder 6Copy of One Step Together by the Boston Branch of the NAACP, 1965
Item 7Scrapbook about Barney Hill's NAACP activities and newspaper articles
Item 8Plaque to Barney Hill for Life Membership to NAACP
Item 9Plaque to Betty Hill for Life Membership to NAACP
Oversize Box 4
Alien bust
Finding Aid Image TEMP
  • Image of the Hills seated in their livingroom