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The UFO Incident is a 1975 American made-for-television biographical film starring James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons based on the alleged 1961 alien abduction of Barney and Betty Hill. The movie introduces us to Barney and Betty Hill, two ordinary people who have had the most extraordinary experience. She is a social worker and he a postman. They are an interracial couple who are very happy with each other but they are perplexed by a traumatic experience of which they have no memory. Two years later, they are still tormented by what happened during a trip where they have a mysterious lapse of memory which takes place after sighting a strange object hovering over their car. to document, They report the incident to the US Air Force (the US Air Force actually had a project relating to UFO sightings called Blue Book). The film aired two weeks before the Travis Walton UFO incident on November 5, 1975, which led cognitive psychologist Susan Clancy to argue that this film influenced Travis Walton to present his own alleged abduction story. Based on true facts, this film created a lot of attention in the UFO subject matter, and Barney and Betty were able to come to terms with their experience and get on with their lives. At the end of the movie it is revealed that Barney died of a stroke in 1969 at the age of 46. Betty lived on until 2004. Very good film on this true incident and a must watch for the UFO fans. Starring James Earl Jones, and Estelle Parsons. 1975 Color 92 Minutes on DVD-R.

The UFO Incident (1975) TV Biographical Film

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