UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Betty Hill's Alien Book and The Adamski/Orthon Shoe Print

This is a reproduction of what Betty Hill said were symbols on a book she espied on the craft that allegedly abducted her and her husband Barney in 1961:

This is purportedly an imprint from the shoe of Orthon, the "man from Venus" who met with George Adamski in the Colorado Desert in 1952:
One can find similarities in both of the symbolic renderings.

What does this tell us about the alleged incidents?

That they were real alien contacts, from bona fide extraterrestrials, from the same place, using the same "language" or "writing"?

Or that delusional people tap in to similar aberrant mental configurations?

An investigation or study of the symbols provided by flying saucer (UFO) witnesses might provide a clue that is neurologically significant or extraterrestrially significant.

(I don't think it's the latter.)

RR

8 Comments:

  • Rich, they look like the work of two very different people. Adamski's swastikas indicate knowledge of the symbolism of other cultures, probably Indian via theosophy. Orthon's print reminds me of Samarran pottery, 6000 BC or so.

    Betty Hill's looks utterly modern in comparison. I'd call it the most...'genuine', sui generis, of the two. Let's say, Betty Hill would have had different associations to the swastika symbol than did Adamski.

    Best Regards,

    Don

    By Blogger Don, at Friday, June 13, 2014  

  • I'm very skeptical about both the Hill case and the Adamski case. Really I'm fairly skeptical of any case involving physical contact with alien beings.
    I would say maybe do a test. Grab a handful of people off the street and ask them to create alien symbols or writings- what they would imagine them to look like anyhow. Then see what they come up with. I have a feeling they would all be mostly similar. This is because most people that would be tested all use the same language and writing- so what they try to create as "alien" or unknown may end up looking similar. You can see it in movies and film- a lot of alien writing in movies looks similar, because it is based off what wouldn't look familiar to us.
    I think Betty may have just got caught up in the idea of being connected to something greater- something extraordinary. I've read all the books about that incident, and her and Barney changed their story and details a couple times. Which leads me to believe that there is some falsehoods involved. That being said, I think maybe they experienced something strange that night, but I doubt it was a full blown alien abduction. My opinion anyhow.

    By Blogger Daniel Hurd, at Friday, June 13, 2014  

  • RR-

    Betty Hill's original letter to NICAP 'insisted' that they be hypnotized to reveal hidden memories.

    Fuller 'edited' Betty's letter before printing that same letter in 'Interrupted Journey'

    ...the Hill case was, in my opinion, the initial test case in the establishment of the Regressive-Hypnosis-Alien Abduction-Scam that has been SO useful to the usual suspects...

    (...at least the Roswell Crash stuff has AAF press releases, actual military (limited) participants, and national media coverage from 1947)

    By Blogger Kurt Peters, at Friday, June 13, 2014  

  • Kurt,

    I agree. I don't find the Hill case compelling because it is totally based on witness testimony and shady hypnosis techniques. I think most people that are interested in Roswell can agree there is a much more concrete level of substance there.

    By Blogger Daniel Hurd, at Friday, June 13, 2014  

  • From a more concrete perspective taking aside the unverifiable nature of their origin, there is no Rosetta Stone or, simply put, a large enough sample to attempt to translate anything.Both are based on memory and memory is fallible. Even if we took both samples to be actual examples, they are not likely to be be accurate. Another way to a dead end. Personally. I think they were concocted either inadvertently or intentionally..and that parsing the fact you end up with zero in either case.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Saturday, June 14, 2014  

  • > What does this tell us about the alleged incidents?

    That spectacularly advanced alien cultures use childishly crude written languages?

    No wonder Kathleen Marden printed the alien alphabet sample but wrote not one word about it!

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Tuesday, June 17, 2014  

  • > Grab a handful of people off the street and ask them to create alien symbols or writings

    An excellent scientific suggestion, Mr Hurd. That's why no one studying the Hill case these last 50 years has done it.

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Tuesday, June 17, 2014  

  • > Betty Hill's original letter to NICAP 'insisted' that they be hypnotized to reveal hidden memories. Fuller 'edited' Betty's letter

    I had thought Fuller's only original contribution to Interrupted Journey was to write a horribly cringeworthy first sentence. But I just finished reading Incident at Exeter, which seems to throw a lot of light on the development of the Hill tale. Fuller was obsessed with witness credibility, asserting it over and over again. So I can imagine that working on the Hill book immediately after, he might have been concerned that it would appear Betty was seeking out an alien encounter, that she might be perceived as a contactee. That would explain why his book censored the passage on hypnosis, and relegated the content of Betty's dreams to an appendix, rather than putting it up front where it belonged chronologically.

    It would be interesting to go through Fuller's paper and drafts -- if they still exist!

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Tuesday, June 17, 2014  

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