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The Betty & Barney Hill Alien Abduction

From the Series Paranormal Mysteries

In the early 1960s, Betty and Barney Hill had a wild story to tell: they believed they were abducted by aliens! This graphic narrative tells their story, from the night of the abduction to their later struggles to understand what happened. Alternate explanations explore other perspectives, while a timeline clarifies the sequence of events. Could the Hills have encountered beings from beyond this planet?

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Category Graphic Nonfiction, Hi-Lo
Subject Paranormal
Copyright 2020
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Black Sheep
Brand Black Sheep
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2019-08-01
BISACS JNF008000, JNF016000
Dewey 1.942
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 9 x 0.25
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 502886
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Sources for further research, and Table of contents


The Betty and Barney Hill Alien Abduction

The graphic-novel format of the Paranormal Mysteries series (6 titles) makes an already high-interest topic extremely accessible. This readable volume tracks the strange experience of Betty and Barney Hill, who claimed to have been abducted by aliens while driving near Lincoln, New Hampshire, in 1961. Shaken by their experience and accompanying memory loss, the couple saw a psychiatrist and eventually reported the event to a nearby air force base; when the news ultimately leaked to the newspapers, it became widely debated. With illustrations done in a dark, eerie palette, this reads like a tense piece of fiction; back matter includes a time line, theories (other than aliens) behind the Hills’ experience, and a list of further resources. Conspiracy theorists, Area 51 enthusiasts, and reluctant readers will all have their interest piqued.

Author: Chris Bowman

Illustrator: D. Brady

Colorist: Gerardo Sandoval