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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
I believe that Betty's star map came to her through her unconscious. And her experience was one akin to a '___' experience.
Of course I also believe our unconscious can deliver very good information, and that your research is not in vain.
However, being an "abductee" myself I feel these experiences are not objective in the least but wholly subjective. It doesn't however remove the importance and symbolism of these experiences.
Originally posted by Irako
So why are they so unfamiliar with us while at the same time visiting our solar system regularly enough as to label it part of a trade route?
Originally posted by nablator
I wanted to see if it is possible in perspective to be close enough to zeta1 and zeta2 Reticuli to see them both as distinct stars, and still get the same overall pattern. Well it's not, when moving the POV near the binary, the map gets distorted beyond recognition.
[edit on 2009-4-20 by nablator]
In late September 2003, astrobiologist Maggie Turnbull from the University of Arizona in Tucson identified a shortlist of 30 stars (including Chara, 18 Scorpii, and 37 Geminorum), that were screened from around 5,000 that have been estimated to be located 100 ly of Earth, as the best nearby candidates for hosting complex Earth-type life.
Distance information needed to match three stars, forming the distinctive triangle Hill said she remembered, was not generally available until the 1969 Gliese Catalog came out.
Fish also was the first to note that all the stars on the map connected by lines (which Betty Hill said she was told were trade or frequently-traveled routes) fell in a plane, with Zeta Reticuli acting as a hub.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Should also add that:
a) the stars are only visible in a hemisphere that is NOT her native hemisphere
b) she correctly identified the COLORS of the stars in her map, prior to Astronomers' confirmation of these
The star map remains a compelling argument for the encounters claimed by the Hills.