Published: 3:40 PM 9/21/2015
Claims: Barney and Betty Hill said they were abducted by aliens...
By John Shammas
Statistician David Saunders says Betty Hill's drawing resembles Zeta Reticuli, a star system in the southern constellation of Reticulum.
It was way back in 1961 that Betty and Barney Hill first claimed they were abducted by aliens.
The couple, from New Hampshire in the US, even tried to prove it with Betty drawing a map of where she says the aliens came from.
But their claims were thrown out by expert after expert who said there was no constellation that resembled a known formation.
Discredited at the time: Betty drew the map under hypnosis.
He argues that there is no way Betty could have randomly sketched the star map.
Betty, who died in 2004, previously said of her abduction: "I was taken on board. Barney was taken into one room and I was taken into another. The one who did the testing we called The Examiner.
"First they put me on a stool and they checked my eyes, ears, nose, throat. They put me on a table, and said they wanted to check my nervous system.
"Then they tried to insert a needle-like instrument in my navel which caused pain so they stopped doing it. Barney’s exam was very much like mine in the beginning except they were interested in his bone structure.”
She also said she had an encounter with 'The Leader' of the aliens.
"I said ‘I know you’re not from this planet but where are you from?’
"He showed me a star map indicating where he came from," she said.
Betty drew the map under hypnosis.