Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Revisiting the Hill Star Map

As those of you know, who visit here regularly, I have been suggesting for years that we revisit the Betty Hill star map. I have thought that Marjorie Fish, who identified the Zeta Reticuli star system as the base of the aliens, did a great job. The shear size of the accomplishment is impressive. The only trouble with it was that she did that decades ago and our knowledge of our section of the galaxy has grown exponentially. In other words, as good as her work was, it is now outdated.

I also thought that, in the world today, with home computers that had more power than those used to put the men on the moon, we should be able to refine the process. Surely someone, somewhere, would be interested enough in this puzzle to revisit the star map. I have received word that such is the case.

In an email from James Hood, I was given the web address of a report that looks at the Hill star map using the latest information. I could find no signature on it (though the name might be embedded in the address), but found it interesting enough to mention here. Maybe someone also interested in the Hill star map, and who has a good knowledge of astronomy, will take a look at it and provide some insight into it. You can see the report here:

I will note that the Zeta Reticuli is not the only system identified as the origin of the Hill abductors. Betty Hill herself suggested it was part of the Pegasus constellation with Homan as the center star. There is another interpretation in which Epsilon Eridani is the main star and Groombridge 34 replaces the sun. There is another interpretation that suggested the star map was actually a map of the solar system as it existed in 1961 when the Hills were abducted. I mention all this only because I thought I should note that there is not universal acceptance for the Fish interpretation.

Anyone who has studied the star map, and who has some constructive criticism (and please note the qualifier), let me know what you think. This is one of those puzzles that demands a little bit of our attention from time to time. Something of importance might be embedded in it.


vonmazur said...

It seems to me, that this is a classic case of pareidolia. This is not the only place in our galaxy that could fit. Of course, there is a slight probability that this is real, but that will be hard to prove...

Paul Young said...

The thing is, Betty drew her star map from memory some time after the event. How accurate was her map as opposed to the actual map?...and wouldn't any inaccuracies have completely hampered the work by Marjorie Fish, maybe to the point of making Marjorie's conclusion void.

RedTornado2008 said...

With all the discoveries of exoplanets close to us in our galaxy as well as the knowledge all star types have planets, it seems the Hill Star Map should be investigated again.

White dwarfs, red dwarfs and other stars thought to not have planets are now known to have planets. Planets are not rare at all (it is rarer for a star to not have a planetary system).

They now think red and white dwarfs are the perfect stars for planets in their Goldilocks zones.

Gal220 said...

On the positive, it is binary system that seems to match up with the map. Both stars are also similar to our sun.

On the negative, no exoplanets have been discovered orbiting either zeta 1 or zeta 2. Not sure how academic that is with our current techniques, but astronomers have been at it for quite some time -


Bob Lazar was *supposedly* told the aliens came from the 4th planet in this system. Hard to believe when we havent even found one.

Some other interesting links I found

Summary info - http://www.ufoconspiracy.com/reports/zetareticuli_star_sys.htm
Skeptics - https://badufos.blogspot.com/2013/07/rip-marjorie-fish-and-her-star-map.html
Prj SERPO - https://www.gaia.com/article/project-serpo-zeta-reticuli-exchange-program

Clarence said...

..I'm guessing the map is intended to portray how those particular star systems would look as viewed from Earth? Also, is the map drawn "to scale"? Put another way, are not only the relative positions of what is shown correct, but are the stars arranged to show the actual distances involved? It seems likely those 2 propositions would be easy to prove with modern technology; if so, then I'd say "we might be on to something"..:)

Terry the Censor said...

My first concern is that the fellow claims to be a retired software designer but his website name has the typo "sofware."

How careful and acute is he, actually?

Brian B said...

As stated, so far no exoplanets have been found in the Zeta Retuculi system despite the theory that binary star systems would make it possible (perhaps even more possible) than single star planetary systems.

Also Epsilon Eridani and Pegasus have been identified as having at least one probable planet, but both are Jupiter class gas giants inhospitable to any life especially anything like a humanoid creature.

I would like to see a study done on paradollia where participants have sketched “star system” maps and see if they line up with anything we have already discovered.

Hood claims a 99.1% chance Hill was drawing an alien star map, but a study on paradollia might indicate random drawings can be lined up with other star systems, as is the case with Pegasus and Epsilon Eridani.

w0lph said...

@Terry , perhaps you can find something more irrelevant to try and discredit the guy. Maybe he likes pineapple on Pizza?