GERMAN RESEARCHERS PROPOSE NEW SOLUTION TO THE "BETTY HILL STAR MAP"

by Jim Klotz and Dale Goudie _New Discoveries in Betty Hill's Star Map_ by Joachim Koch and Hans-Jurgen Kyborg Copyright by Koch/Kyborg, Berlin 1993

This interesting paper begins with a review of the famous "Hill Case", the quintessential UFO abduction case. Attention is focussed on the "star map" which Betty Hill was shown by the "Leader" and later reproduced under hypnotic regression. Marjory Fish's solution of that map is then discussed. An interpretitive analysis of the interaction between Betty Hill and the "Leader", and noticing two small curved lines in the largest circles of the Hill Star Map led Koch and Kyborg to seek their own, new solution to the star map. In their analysis of the "Leader's" presentation of the star map to Betty, they discerned that the "Leader" had obtained enough information to determine Betty's limited astrnomical knowledge; mostly about the planets in our own solar system. They then postulated that the "Leader" presented information to Betty in a frame of reference with which Betty should have been familliar.

When Betty "failed the test" by not recognizing the location of Earth in the map, the "Leader" closed the map from view. Perhaps, Koch/Kyborg reasoned, it WAS our own solar system that Betty was shown. Wondering if the two small curved lines across the two large circles in the map foreground indicated the rings of Saturn and Jupiter, they used a computer to plot the positions of the various bodies of our solar system at the time of the Hill abduction. With some work, and one major assumption, they found a good match to the Hill Star Map within our own solar system. The "major assumption" to which we refer is that their best solution comes not on the day of the actual abduction but on a day about one month later during the nights that Betty Hill experienced nightmares of the abduction and saw the star map again in her dreams.

These nightmares ocurred only once. To us, the most suggestive detail is that the Koch/Kyborg solution accounts elegantly for a detail of the Hill Star Map that the Fish solution does not address: a small central circle drawn with a thick line. The position of our sun coincides with this feaure of the map in the proposed solution. This was discovered after the other correspondences were accounted for. The researchers' logic is plausible, with the possible exception of the date and its rationale. The text is accompanied by several illustrations of the Hill Star Map as drawn by Betty Hill, and printouts of the computer generated diagrams of the solar system indicating the proposed solution. Some of these printouts were difficult to read, but did show the solution as stated. We feel that this proposed solution of the star map is worthy of serious consideration. In our view, the Koch/Kyborg proposal is generally as plausible as is Ms. Fish's. This paper is not currently available in the U.S. to the best of our knowledge. It certainly should be, and no doubt will be available. Until then contact the researchers at: MUFON - Berlin J. Koch U. H.- J. Kyborg Stadtrandstr. 550g 13589 Berlin, Germany
 

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