This is a fascinating theme well worthy of astronomy-based analysis, so kudos to the OP for doing the work and sharing it.
Backing up one step, it seems to me there's an issue that has avoided analysis -- the bounds on the accuracy of the dots/lines as drawn by Hill.
How accurately could a person be expected to recreate a pattern seen only briefly and under great stress?
This question is subject to experimental exploration, and i've tried several times to initiate an experiment, as follows.
While on a TV program with folks with other views than mine on UFO reports, the subject of the Hill drawing has come up. I've asked how accurate it
could be, and been told there's no reason to doubt it's accurate.
I've then said, essentially, "OK, let's test this."
I pull out a sealed envelope with the Hill drawing inside and ask any of the other panelists to undergo hypnotic regression, right here and now, and
draw the map -- which they've seen often and for much longer periods than Hill ever did.
Funny thing, NONE of then, at the time or EVER after, agreed to perform the check.
None, to my knowlege.
Has anybody else ever tried, does anyone know? And if not, WHY NOT?
Are they afraid of dispelling a comfortable but brittle 'assumption' convenient to their desired conclusions?
edit on 20-9-2010 by JimOberg because: (no reason given)