“The famous 1961 Betty and Barney Hill abduction by non-humans is taken apart, meticulously re-examined by Betty’s niece Kathleen Marden and nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friedman, and reinforced by the pressure of facts.” —Linda Moulton Howe, Emmy award-winning TV producer, reporter, and editor, Earthfiles.com
Today, 60 years after the UFO abduction of Betty and Barney Hill, more and more people are convinced that UFOs are real and their existence is being covered up by the government. If you have doubts or questions about the Hill case or alien experiences in general, Captured! will give you the answers you’re searching for.
The 1961 abduction of the Hills stirred worldwide interest and enthralled the public and media for decades. The case is mentioned in almost all UFO abduction books. It also became a target for debunkers, who still attack it today. But the complete story of what really happened that day, its effect on the participants, and the findings of investigators has never been told—until now.
In Captured! you’ll get an insider’s look at the alien abduction, previously unpublished information about the lives of the Hills before and after Barney’s death in 1969, their status as celebrities, Betty’s experiences as a UFO investigator, and other activities before her death in 2004. Kathleen Marden, Betty Hill’s niece, shares details from her discussions with Betty and from the evidence of the UFO abduction. She also looks at the Hills’ riveting hypnosis sessions about their time onboard the spacecraft. The results of a new chemical analysis of the dress Betty was abducted in is shared, which found unusual and rare elements on it Newly discovered letters at the American Philosophical Society by debunker Philip Klass, regarding an orchestrated plot to paint Betty as delusional reveal what early detractors tried to do. In addition, coauthor, physicist, and ufologist Stanton T. Friedman reviews and refutes the arguments of those who have attacked the Hill case, including the star map Betty Hill saw inside the craft and later recreated.
About the Author
Stanton T. Friedman was a nuclear physicist with BS and MS degrees from the University of Chicago. He is the best-known scientific ufologist in North America and probably the world.
Educator and sociologist Kathleen Marden is Betty Hill’s niece and trustee of her estate. For the past 10 years, she has served on the board of directors of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and is their director of field investigator training. She also serves on the board of directors of the Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Encounters.
“Kathleen Marden is not only the niece of Betty and Barney Hill but is one of the leading UFO researchers of our time. Her collaboration with the legendary researcher Stanton Friedman has resulted in the definitive work on the most important UFO abduction case of the twentieth century.”
— Richard Dolan, author of UFOS and the National Security State
“At a time when films of US Navy jets chasing UFOs are being declassified, and when it has been revealed that a secret Pentagon program studied the ‘human interface and human effects’ aspects of UFO encounters, the abduction phenomenon is being looked at with fresh eyes. Captured! takes us back to the phenomenon's 'ground zero' and gives readers the inside story of the case that would first bring the alien abduction mystery to the attention of the world.”
— Nick Pope, UK Ministry of Defense (Ret.)
"Captured by Kathleen Marden and the late Stanton Friedman is passionate and specific. Their initial investigation has now been updated. This new work makes clear that Betty and Barney Hill remain the modern origin story for the entire UFO phenomenon as it exists today. You want to know what the future holds? You can find the first warnings right here in the compelling pages of Captured!”
— Bryce Zabel, Writer/Producer, Creator of five TV series, including NBC’s Dark Skies, author, A.D. After Disclosure. Former CEO of the Television Academy
“Captured! describes how, in 1961, extraterrestrials interfered with the lives of Barney and Betty Hill by first abducting them into a UFO that had landed in rural New Hampshire, and then examining them—just the way we humans would study captured members of a new species. The book was written by the late Stanton Friedman, a physicist who was also a pioneer UFO investigator, and Kathleen Marden, Betty Hill’s niece, who continues to study and describe the reality of ET presence and ET interference in human lives. For well-understood reasons, people with power and influence would prefer to ignore the evidence in Captured! My advice is: read Captured! and don’t ignore the evidence.”
— Don C. Donderi, PhD Associate Professor (Retired), McGill University Department of Psychology, Montreal, Canada
"All mundane explanations for the event have been eradicated. It really happened.” — John F. Schuessler, Mutual UFO Network, Inc. International Director, Emeritus
"With the publication of this book, the skeptics' 'wiggle room' has shrunk to zero. No longer can they get away with ignoring or minimizing the importance of various details in order to claim they merely saw a light. Instead, the Hills' story still stands as a strong reminder that we can't explain everything that happens."
— Dr. Bruce Maccabbee, author of Abduction In My Life
“Captured! fills in many of the inevitable gaps in our knowledge of the famous Betty and Barney Hill case, and is therefore a must for anyone interested in the remarkable gestation period of UFO abduction research.”
— Budd Hopkins, World-renowned UFO abduction researcher, author of Witnessed and Missing Time