Captured: The Betty & Barney Hill Abduction – Kathleen Marden
Kathleen Marden is the niece of Betty and Barney Hill. Kathy is currently a full time writer and lecturer. Several of her articles have been published in the MUFON Journal. Additionally, she has written papers on the use and misuse of hypnosis in abduction investigations, the ethical use of hypnosis in abduction investigations, the comparative analysis of Betty and Barney Hills’ statements made under hypnotic regression versus Betty’s dream account of abduction, and a critical analysis of the Harvard false memory study of self reported UFO experiencers. Her 2007 book Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience, with coauthor Stanton T. Friedman is a case study of her aunt and uncle, Betty and Barney Hills’ 1961 UFO close encounter and abduction. She and Stan are currently working on a new book which will be released in June 2010. She was thirteen on September 20, 1961, when her aunt Betty Hill phoned her nearby home to report that, the previous evening, she and Barney had encountered a flying saucer in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. A primary witness to the evidence of the UFO encounter and the aftermath, Kathy has intimate knowledge of the Hill’s biographical histories, personalities, and the never before published historical data pertaining to their sensational story. She recorded hours of taped interviews with Betty and the two made several research trips along the close encounter route through New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Additionally, Kathy transcribed the audio tapes of the hypnosis sessions Betty and Barney participated in with renowned psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Simon and conducted a comparative analysis of the Hills’ individual testimony versus Betty’s infamous dream material. Kathy believes that there is conclusive evidence that the Hills were abducted. This new information, along with the Hills’ historical records and scientific reports, became the foundation for her recently published book Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience, coauthored with scientific ufologist/ nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friedman. Kathy’s lecture will include excerpts from the Hills’ historic audio taped hypnosis sessions with Dr. Benjamin Simon. Her personal and intimate knowledge of Betty’s and Barney’s personalities makes them come alive before her audience. She is the only person in possession of and with the legal right to present the Hills’ recordings. As such, conference attendees would find her material truly unique and exciting. Additionally, if you desire a joint lecture by the authors, Stan and Kathy offer a combined PowerPoint presentation where Stan examines the scientific evidence and Kathy presents factual information to prove that the Hills experience was real. Kathleen was trained as a social worker and educator and holds a B.A. degree from the University of New Hampshire. She participated in graduate studies in education at The University of Cincinnati and U.N.H. During her fifteen years as an educator, she innovated, designed and implemented model educational programs. She also held a supervisory position, coordinating, training and evaluating education staff. Additionally, she taught adult education classes on UFO and abduction history. For ten years Kathy served on the MUFON Board of Directors as the Director of Field Investigator Training. In 2003, MUFON publicly recognized Kathy for her outstanding contribution of advancing the scientific study of the UFO phenomenon and demonstrating positive leadership. She has written articles for The MUFON Journal and the book Best UFO Cases. Additionally, she has appeared on news programs, dozens of radio shows, The History Channel and The Discovery Channel. Most recently, her tenth television appearance aired on the History Channel’s “UFO Hunters” series. Kathleen has lectured at numerous locations throughout the U.S., including the 2007 MUFON International Symposium in Denver, CO, the East Coast UFO Conference at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, and the CERO Conference aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA (joint lecture with Stan). Kathy resides in Florida with her husband, Charles Marden. She can be contacted at Kmarden@aol.com.
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