On September 19, 1961, Barney and Betty Hill were on their way home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, after enjoying a vacation in Canada. Traveling south from Montreal, the Hills passed through the town of Lancaster, New Hampshire, and were driving on a lonely stretch of US Route 3 through the White Mountains. The Hills were a quiet, middle-aged couple, but they had an experience that made international headlines. The debate about what really happened that night continues today.
According to the Hills, around 10:30 PM, they saw a mysterious light in the sky, moving strangely. As it got nearer, they recognized it as an "odd-shaped" craft - initially, Barney dismissed it as an airplane, but it didn't move at all like one. Eventually, the craft came so close they had to stop their car in the middle of the highway to confront it - and what happened next is chilling.
UFO sightings were nothing new in the 1960s, but the Hill abduction case remains one of the most elaborate, detailed, and compelling cases of all time.