From the Roswell Incident to tales of Bigfoot and beyond, I've always been fascinated with truths that lie just beyond our collective ability to understand our universe. This isn't to say that I believe, that I believe in all of them, or that I've made up my mind to disbeliever; rather, it's just an honest observation of the simple fact that I don't think we always have the facts, figures, and ability to grasp how fragile our grip on the cosmos is. As some might say, "the more we learn, the less we know" seems to be an appropriate diagnosis for where we are as a people; and until we commit serious effort into legitimately defining any unexplained phenomenon (not merely debunking it) the truth will continue to slip further and further from our grasp.
Here. Let me put it another way: I'm as skeptical of what we know as I am of what we don't know.
So with that in mind, I'm always thrilled at the opportunity to examine one of these topics, and I'll be doing that just tomorrow when I review 1975's The UFO Incident.
For those who've never heard of it, it's a 1975 telefilm that covers the story of Betty and Barney Hill, a married couple who found themselves (allegedly) abducted by aliens back in September, 1961. As you might imagine, experiments were performed, lost time occurred, and their version of events were only recovered via deep hypnosis. Any and all of the tropes commonly attached to the alien abduction phenomenon (with a few small exceptions) practically originate from this event, one of the very first of its kind with any official record. I've not only long been aware of their story (it's been covered in a few books I've read) but also I've heard plenty about this telefilm ... so as you can imagine I'm pretty damn jazzed to finally have put my hands on a copy.
As this one is available for purchase today, I wanted to give it a plug for interested folks. I'll throw in a link or two below as well for you to check out.
Amazon.com: Link for purchase
Wikipedia.org: The Betty And Barney Hill Story
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!