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Netflix is planning a Barney and Betty Hill UFO movie adaptation

By T.K. Randall
December 23, 2022 · Comment icon 17 comments

What really happened to Barney and Betty Hill in 1961 ? Image Credit: Pixabay / christianplass
The iconic UFO incident is set to become a movie courtesy of Netflix and the Obamas' production company.
Written by writing duo Becky Leigh and Mario Kyprianou, the new movie, which will be entitled White Mountains, is being developed by Higher Ground Productions - the production company of Barack and Michelle Obama.

Little else is known about the movie at the present time - no casting has been announced and it doesn't look as though it will even go into production until sometime in 2023.

As it stands, the most likely release date for the film will be in 2024.

A brief synopsis reads:

"After an interracial couple in the 1960s has a horrifying encounter with a UFO, they set out to discover if it actually happened, or if it is just a case of folie a deux-madness for two."

The story of what happened to the Hills remains one of the most iconic in all of UFOlogy.

The couple had been driving home from a vacation to the Niagara Falls on September 19th, 1961, when the incident happened.

At around 10:30pm that evening, Betty spotted a strange bright light in the sky. As they drove along, it seemed to change size and move erratically, prompting them to stop at the roadside to take a look at it through binoculars.
Barney initially believed it to be an airliner until it suddenly changed direction, leading him to conclude that it was definitely not a plane. Unnerved, the couple got back in their car and resumed their journey.

Things would soon take a sinister turn, however, when the object moved disconcertingly close to their car and seemed to be following them as they drove along a stretch of isolated rural road.

Eventually, the UFO turned and descended towards them, forcing Barney to hit the breaks to avoid a collision. When he got out of the car with his binoculars for the second time, he was certain that he could see a number of 'humanoid figures' looking back at him from inside it.

He later claimed that they had been wearing black uniforms and caps.

Terrified, the couple got back in their car and attempted to flee, however the object had moved directly above their vehicle, producing a peculiar series of beeping and buzzing sounds.

They then experienced a period of missing time, after which they became aware that they had traveled some 35 miles along the road without recalling the journey.

Upon finally arriving home, the couple found physical signs that something had happened to them, such as strange marks on their car and damage to their clothes.

Later, under hypnosis, the couple recalled having been taken aboard the alien spacecraft and subjected to a medical examination.

With both Betty and Barney now deceased, however, we may never know for sure what truly happened to them.

Source: Whats on Netflix | Comments (17)

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Comment icon #8 Posted by Portre 1 year ago
A Betty and Barney reboot?  Discovery+ has a new documentary of this encounter released in Feb. No new ground but a nice refresher
Comment icon #9 Posted by curiouse 1 year ago
Let’s hope Netflix does this very scary strange story well. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by pellinore 1 year ago
Hopefully it will shed some light on this as yet unexplained but well-documented and generally accepted as genuine close encounter. 
Comment icon #11 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
From Netflix?   You hope too high.  They only use writers who need prozac and cocaine to get out of bed in the morning.   I have no hope of it being worth watching.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Gumball 1 year ago
Some of the series they have done have been ok.  I have enjoyed a few but if they try to make it like a horror or add action music it's done.  It should be as close to the story as possible.  No need to embelish.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
I did enjoy the first season of Travelers, but after that it just got too complicated.   I haven't seen any other Netflix originals that I could get through more than a couple of episodes before quitting in disgust.   I was very dissapointed in the Umbrella Academy, they could have done some fun stuff with that one.   But no, they had to go dark with it.   LIke the writers couldn't sustain any thing.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Gumball 1 year ago
I don't watch any sci fi or dramas on it.  Strictly docs.  A lot of the true crime stuff is good.  This could be good if the don't try sell it.  They just need to tell the story.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
Hopefully they will have some decent writers, but I am not a fan of hope.
Comment icon #16 Posted by DamienV 1 year ago
Is this the incident that kick started the whole abduction Mythos?  I remember seeing something on TV about this years back.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
There was a guy in Brazil that was famous for being abducted by aliens 4 years before the Betty and Barney Hill event and there were a couple of "new age" authors who claimed to have been contacted or claimed to channel aliens from outerspace.   There were also a lot of stories from WW2 like the foo fighters that actually got the mass consciousness thinking of being  invaded by aliens from outer space. 

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