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About Betty Hill
THE UFO INCIDENT (1975)
Universal Studios TV-Movie
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The story of the 1961 abduction of Portsmouth NH's Betty & Barney Hill led to a national bestseller "Interrupted Journey." More than a decade later, the book was adapted into a made-for-TV film. These images from Universal Studios publicity department are reproduced crudely here from a 1975 copy of the National Enquirer.
According to Betty Hill, the primary force behind the film version was actor James Earl Jones, who had read the book, and wanted to play the part of Barney Hill, a Portsmouth, NH postal worker. Betty Hill was played by Estelle Parsons.
Here's a shot of the real-life Hills as they appeared during a press conference following their close encounter in the White Mountains of NH. Author John Fuller, who had previously written about NH UFOs in "Incident at Exeter" was attracted to the authenticity of the Hill story which was validated by testimony taken under hypnosis and by corroborating government reports of UFO activity.
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Note: Film critic Leonard Maltin rates this TV-film as "Above Average" describing it as "Absorbing" and "fact-based" but also as "long on
monologues, skimpy in action."
© 1999 Captions by SeacoastNH.com
© 1975 Images from PR materials by Universal Studios
Source: National Enquirer, September 1975
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