UFO Conjectures

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The Betty/Barney Hill episode -- analyzed anew

Esteemed Spanish UFO researcher, Jose Antonio Caravaca, has provided a new exegesis of the iconic Betty/Barney Hill "abduction" at his web-site (for Spanish UFO mavens).

Click HERE for a link to his site -- use Google's translator, if you are not proficient in Spanish.

A UFO "Monster" Ignored?

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In the February 1977 issue of Official UFO magazine, Kevin Randle penned the article, pictured above [Page 20 ff.].

What I found interesting, for several reasons, was the token information and follow-up to this aspect of the story:
This is a drawing of the alleged creature that entered the bedroom of the fellow [Mike Gribovski] whose photo(s) Mr. Randle concerned himself primarily with:
While the article was rather thorough about the camera, the film, and the process of taking the photograph(s), the one element that intrigues – the visitor in the night – was treated as an aside, a kind of footnote, as the concluding paragraph of the article indicates [Page 50]:

Why did Mr. Randle eschew this bizarre, but seemingly important aspect of the Gribovski events, which took place in November of 1974?

Perhaps Mr. Randle didn’t think the “creature-visit” warranted investigative perusal, or Mr. Randle dismissed that part of Mr. Gribovski’s UFO encounter because it smelled funny.

But, for me, that element of the Gribovski episode intrigues: a psychological aftermath; a predilection to create “reality from fantasy” – an hallucinatory creation?

What induced the alleged encounter? That’s a question that ufologists have often glossed over or ignored, in the earlier days of the UFO story.

Today, researchers and investigators have to consider such weird aspects of UFO observations, as J. Allen Hynek suggested in that same issue of the magazine.