Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The World's Greatest Hoaxes

In the 1960s, Barney and Betty Hill claimed they were pursued by a glowing UFO through parts of New Hampshire. This first reported incident of an alleged alien abduction in America. Even UFO buffs eventually found their increasingly outlandish claims hard to believe.
The World's Greatest Hoaxes | LiveScience

Does Benjamin Radford even know any "UFO buffs?" I know lots of them, probably hundreds, and I can't think of one that believes the Betty and Barney Hill story to be a hoax nor do I know of any evidence pointing to it being a hoax. Just because someone's story seems outlandish, it doesn't mean they are lying.


  1. Yes, wasn't that the most absurd statement ever made? Radford calls himself the "bad science columnist" so he's true to form there.
    A true scientist that were familiar with the Barney and Betty Hill case would have walked away with at least a few theories and not a hoax. He is the managing editor of Skeptical Science Inquirer Magazine so I guess we must consider the source since they'll forever have a 'nut' about UFOs and aliens. Simply another Phil Plait on keyboard.

  2. Seriously, I can't think of one person within Ufology, even the more skeptical ones, that think the B & B story is a hoax. I have no clue where he came up with that.