Betty and Barney Hill Image Collection

Betty and Barney Hill: The Images
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Betty and Barney Hill lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Betty (1919-2004) was a social worker, with a degree from the University of New Hampshire (UNH), and Barney (1923-1969) was a United States postal worker. The couple were catapulted into the international spotlight when in September 1961 they claimed to have been abducted by aliens in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Their story is said to be the first well-documented, feasibly legitimate UFO abduction in history. The Hills are also of interest as an interracial couple in New England in the 60s, which was unusual for the time. Betty Hill became one of the most well-known voices in UFO research; she continued her research into UFOs for the remainder of her life, even after Barney’s sudden death in 1969. 

In 2006, the Betty and Barney Hill Papers were donated to the UNH's Dimond Library Special Collections, including correspondence, personal journals and essays, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, and DVDs relating to the Hills' experiences with and interest in UFOs, and a small amount of materials concerning their involvement in the NAACP.

UNH is proud to present the Betty and Barney Hill Images Collection, a collection of images and ephemera around the couple's experience, based on the images they themselves felt most important. Images from the collection have been featured in published works, documentary style television, and in many other venues.

These images are available for license under our standard editorial terms, or for scholarly and educational use.

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