Sat, Sep 02|
Alien Abductions, Civil Rights, and America
Time & Location
Sep 02, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Provo, 274 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601, USA
About the event
Saturday September 2cnd, 6pm - Book launch/discussion with Dr. Matt Bowman: Bowman's new book “The Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill: Alien Encounters, Civil Rights, and the New Age in America,” is a poignant look at a iconic moment of American culture. In the mid-1960s, Betty and Barney Hill became famous as the first Americans to claim that aliens had taken them aboard a spacecraft against their will. Their story—involving a lonely highway late at night, lost memories, and medical examinations by small gray creatures with large eyes—has become the template for nearly every encounter with aliens in American popular culture. You can hear more about the book in his interview with Radio West.