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Betty and Barney Hill were from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Barney worked for the post office and Betty was a social worker. The Hills were also members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and community leaders. On the night of September19th, 1961, Betty and Barney Hill were heading back from a vacation in Southern Canada to their home in New England. They claimed to have observed a bright light in the sky that appeared to be following them. They arrived home at about 3 am and realized (later, when it was pointed out to them) that they had lost about 2 hours of time. Two weeks later Betty began having nightmares. In her nightmares, she described being taken aboard an alien spacecraft and then having medical experiments performed on her. Betty and Barney then decided to undergo hypnosis. In separate sessions, they described some similar experiences of being taken on board an alien spacecraft. Betty said she was shown a star map which she was able to memorize and reproduce later, which some believe is showing Zeta Reticuli as the aliens’ home. Under Barneys hypnotic session he said a cup-like device was placed over his genitals and thought that a sperm sample was taken. He also said he heard them speaking in a mumbling language that he did not understand. The UFO incident was distracting and embarrassing for Barney Hill. He feared that the tabloid publicity would tarnish his battle for equality and dignity. The Hills eventually went back to their regular lives but were always willing to discuss the UFO encounter with friends and UFO researchers. The release of the book “Interrupted Journey” in the mid-1960s, and a movie called The UFO Incident, starring James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons turned Betty and Barney Hill into the world’s most famous UFO “abductees.”


Dear FRONTLINE,
I was moved by June's drive to find out all the details of her life, be they happy, or sad. Coming from a family of many bi-racial marriages, it is nice to see what has happened to the children of bi-racial parents. Interracial marriages are more common than most people would have you believe. The fact that June and her half sister literally lived the same life clearly backs up this statement. I would urge anyone to see this documentary. Kudos to June for not trying to sugar-coat the truth. Many would not have been as brave as she. June was a success story. Can you imagine how many bi-racial children of June's era that were not so lucky to grow in a generally "normal" household. I know what it feels like to be looked at differently because of the color of my skin, but I always had my own race to go back to and to identify with. I do not know what I would do if neither race that I belonged to accepted me. After viewing Secret Daughter, I questioned what I would do in June's mother's situation. I am still mulling over whether or not I would have done the same. I think that Norma took the best option that she could. Norma was married to a black man in a time when that just was not done. Even now in the 90's interracial couples still are viewed as taboo.
Joy Fowler
Shaker Heights, OH

One should also remember both Rahab and Ruth , Gentile women of faith; they were both accepted into the community of believers (they are even in the genealogical line of Jesus! Matthew 1:5 ).


Interracial dating 1960's

Interracial dating 1960's