Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on January 19, 1978 · Page 14
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Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California · Page 14

Santa Cruz, California
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Thursday, January 19, 1978
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14 Santa Cruz Sentinel Thursday, January 19, 1978 1 '"X, 1 1 1 j )f f H r"1 1 f - a . J!v.v.;:.V f V The UFO Incident' starring On TV Saturday Betty 'The UFO Incident' By RICK CHATENEVER Sentinel Staff Writer In 1965 a Boston newspaper broke what was later to be called "the strangest story of our time the abduction of an American couple aboard a UFO as revealed to them under ther-aputic hypnosis." Exclusive This Saturday, KTVU-Chan-nel 2 will televise a dramatization based on the incident. Called "The UFO Incident," it stars Estelle Parsons and James Earl Jones in the roles of Betty and Barney Hill. The program begins at 5:30 p.m., and launches an entire evening of " similar programming, dubbed "Sci-Fi Night." When contacted Wednesday in her New Hampshire home, the "real" Betty Hill recounted the events which began on the night of Sept. 19, 1961. She and her husband were returning from Canada in their car that evening, when they spotted a flying saucer following them along the highway. Stopping the car by the road, her husband was able to see humanlike figures in the windows of the craft now hovering above. Getting back into the car, Hill tried to escape from the ship, which he now sensed was going to capture the couple. These efforts proved futile, however, and Mrs. Hill recollects being forced onto a dead ertd road, and then out of the automobile. From this point, she and her husband were escorted into the ship, where they underwent something like a medical examination in the hands of the aliens. She describes these beings as "about four and a half feet tall, humanlike in body structure, with large eyes, small noses and no lips, ears or facial hair." They had thin slits for mouths, she goes on, and their skin had a gray tone to it. Although her recollections of the evening are now vivid, she and her husband experienced memory losses on the evening in question something she attributes to the "control" the aliens exercised over them. Not until 1964, when Barney Hill began to consult with Boston psychiatrist, Dr. Benjamin Simon, for a seemingly unrelated medical problem, did the specifics of the incident begin to unfold. Placing both Hill and his wife under time-regression hypnosis, each recounted almost identical stories, leading the doctor to r cniriAv r. nil ism i 1" STEAK & L 1 11 1 "1, illUII'l'1 ii 1 1 'jut , 11 , 'vH Im lmlrs Salmi Hor tfk ' r-r I p,ease to" for Reservatwns Wk&k .Colonial Inn kfVf 1 -' v Estelle Parsons and James Bill Recounts conclude that both were revealing what they believed to be the absolute truth. According to Mrs. Hill, the alien who examined her "was fascinated by the zipper on the back of my dress," working it up and down quizzically. At another point, she recalls an examiner coming out and pulling on her teeth questioning why her husband's teeth were removable and hers were not. The leader communicated with them in English, according to Mrs. Hill, who also claims to have "told him off,' saying that "he had his nerve, kidnapping people like that." By the end of the examination though her feelings had changed sufficiently to invite the beings back, telling them that she would lead them to people more knowledgable who could answer additional questions for them. The beings, she said, seemed to be conducting research, but offered no "message" to share with the people of earth. In response to her invitation to come back, the leader said such matters weren't his decision to make but then reassured the Hills, saying that they would have safe passage after the examination. "I thought they were the greatest people in the world, when they said we could leave," recalls Mrs. Hill. Although their memories of the event were blurry prior to their hypnosis, Dr. Simon postulated that the story would have come out anyway, as a result of the "physical evidence" of the capture. Mrs. Hill recalls that her dress was torn, her husband's shoes were mysteriously scuffed, and everything was covered with a layer of "pink powdery substance." Hill died in 1969, and Betty Hill retired from her job with the New Hampshire Child Welfare Department two years ago. Prior to that time she says their lives had been largely unaffected by their outer space encounter but since her retirement, she has devoted herself to research into UFO sightings and other related research. She claims 150 sightings have been reported in the New England area in the past two months and she says she has escorted governmental officials and members of the press out to observe evidence of these "visitations." Instead of isolated flying saucers, she says that "whole fleets" of the ships come in over the ocean, clustering around the Portsmith, N H. CATimnAV iiHiuiivni PRIME RIB ! CYTD& Mr KZtJ I m imics Salmi liar LOBSTER Plus Everyday Menu Featuring 10 Gourmet C Dinners 1602 Ocean St. 423.5747 Carriage Trade Good Mon.-Sat. .. ti Earl Jones airs Saturday. area, and spreading out in the sky, "like the spokes of a wheel." She also reports observations of an actual landing, in which observers told of four passengers disembarking from a small ship, and then "running around, almost as though they were doing exercises." These "passengers" matched the description of the aliens who kidnapped her and her husband, she says. In recent years Mrs. Hill has set herself up as something of a clearing house for UFO reports, taking calls from many persons who learn of her through television appearances and the current promotion of her story. She doesn't att: bute the increase in reports to the advent of recent movies on the subject, saying instead that most of her callers are looking for someone sympathetic to their own experiences. "Most of the people who call are looking for reassurance," she concludes. The KTVU showing of "The UFO Incident" will be followed by "The Science Fiction Film Awards" at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude at 9 o'clock with "UFO's: Past, Present and Future." 2890 Portola 476 t Mil North of Santa Crui Hl MOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE I II 1 11 I t 6- pc. Jozz Band 7 to 1 1 in The Cellar Monday: LADIES NIGHT 7 to 10 p.m. 2 Drinks for the Price of One Tuesday: Spaghetti $1.50 (in the Lounge) Mon.-Fri.: Happy Hour (3 to 7) BREAKFAST (7:00 to 11:00) alo (1:00 to 3:00 a.m. Fri. & Sat.) 1. Joe's Special 2. Two Eggs (Any Style) wHam, Bacon, or Sausage 3. Omelets: Mushrooms, Cheese, Ham LUNCH (11:00 to 2:30) Soup Du Jour or Nazari's Salad Filet of Sole Saute Meuniere Eastern Scallops Saute Prime Rib Sandwich Chef's Special Salad. DINNER (Early Bird Special 4:00 to 7:00) Veal Parmigiana Chicken Saute Sec Champignons Mahi Mahi Saute Dore Filet of Sole Saute Meuniere Shislik ala Perse Eastern Scallops Saute Culotte Steak. CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH (Sat. & Sun. 10-2) "All You Can Drink" 1. Eggs Benedick 2. Fruit Crepes 3. Omelet: Cheese, Mushroom, Ham, Spanish 4. Canneloni 5. Prime Rib Sandwich Benny Goodman Carnegie Concert Underwhelming By WILLIAM GLOVER NEW YORK (AP) - Benny Goodman came to Carnegie Hall Tuesday to celebrate his famous 1938 conc -t and, not incidentally, tape new re-cordimgs. The combination was underwhelming. As a trip down memory lane for veterans of the original gig who were back in the capacity audience of 2,700 with this survivor, the rewards were few and scattered. Music Review Okay, comparisons are odious and recall tricky. But under-rehearsal is obvious, a pinched reed squeaks and cautious to lackadaisical work by sidemen doesn't set toes tapping. The original king of swing, resembling at momemts a studious Buddha, never was much of a showman, this time was ultra-casual with throwaway lines into the mike. Toward the end of the program, he summoned from the wings a young lass to do a vocal, ungraciously quipping, "I hope I remember her name from this morning, Jeanie Crane." His musicianship, however, was generally strong as of yore, full and mellow in the clarinet's low register, peppery slick up top. Although avoiding exact duplication of the Jan. 16, 1938, Near, Watkins Appear Sunday Holy Near, noted singer-songwriter, and Mary Watkins, a pianist, will team Sunday night in a UCSC concert sponsored by WomensWorks. Two shows are scheduled at the UCSC Main Theater - 7 and 9:30 p.m., with the latter show intended for women only. Both musicians are noted for their songs dealing with the trials and tribulations of a modern woman. Any men wishing to see the show are advised to attend the 7 p.m. performance. Tickets are available from Santa Cruz Box Office. Dr, Santa Cruz - 5010 - woy 17 Paiatiompo Ixlt Ban x iiM&8s&sMS!B!i EVARISTO TRIO" "BELLY DANCING" Thurs. & Sat. OLD DOCK" (Contemporary) Son. 6 to ? show which introduced jazz into the staid stronghold of Horowitz, Kreisler and Toscanini, Goodman nevertheless relied on golden oldies for much of the 30-pece repertoire. "King Porter Stomp," "That's A-Plenty," "Stardust," "How High the Moon" and "Jersey Bounce" brought the audience alive with cheers. Martha Tilton, from the early years, came on more resolutely than surely with "Loch Lomond" and "Goody, Goody." Lionel Hampton, the only other member of the old gang oresent, shook up the housv hen it was his turn with "Moo low" and "Lady Be Good. Additions included a couple of Beatles' songs and Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns," one of the maestro's finest solos. Mary Lou Williams guested grandly with those powerful, syncopated keyboard hands. Instead of Krupa there was Connie Kay on the drums, Jack Sheldon of the "Merv Griffin Show" for the trumpet spots that used to belong to Harry James, and Sol Schlinger for several bass sax turns. The show went on for three hours and toward the end, horrible to relate, people were leaving in droves. By the time "Sing, Sing, Sing" arrived the place was half empty, and few people were around for the closer, "Don't Be That Way." It was the number that started the original concert on its road to glory. Now there was hardly anyone left to remember. OPEN AT NOON in. . ? bhcppet DAILY LUNCHEON CLAM CHOWDER AND CHEFS SPECIAL OF THE CAY. . IN ADDITION JD OUf KRMAl MENU SERVED NOON TO IO P.M. SALAD BAR SCAM PI FRESH SNAPPER. CHOICE STEAKS LOBSTER AM B ROSIABURGERS TERIYAKI KABOBS fdWuUiujkt.. 1L ENTERTAINMENT AND DANCING CENTER featured in the Lounge "LOVE IS" A musical blend of the 40's, 50's, AD'c 7(Y, Tues., Wed., Fri. Fri., Sat., Sun. "OUTCASTS" Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. $95 $45 5 NaT . z . Asr 9" A Star In The Seats Katharine Hepburn, second from left, tries winning actress. Katharine Hepburn's compa- to hide behind a program at the Lyceum Theater nions were' unidentified. She was attending a in New York Wednesday night. At right, another performance of the play "Cold Storage." (AP theater-goer looks over at the Academy Award Laserphoto) HOLLYWOOD (AP)-Movie director Roman Polanski, undergoing psychiatric study at a the GREENHOUSE We ve Opened the Farmhouse For You Join us for relaxed fireside dining in our cozy new rooms in the farmhouse. You'll find the same great farm-fresh salad bar that we have in the GREENHOUSE along with our delicious luncheon and. dinner entrees. Enjoy espresso coffee drinks, beer and wine in our distinctive new bar. r &m. 5555 SOQt tL DRIVE, SOQl'EL U Jg 1 f! o ALL a':lS:'c BEEF brazier 1 005 oceah st. V S 0" A-- D 0 C.-t Copvgnt '--"d An D 0 Core . Mpts 4 Jh' m uX rlifi V. .... 1 ,a. - - . - ", - t,v; Polanski Fired state prison in a sex offense case, has lost his job as director of the movie "Hurricane." Lunch and Dinner Daily -Sunday Brunch 476-5613 THURSDAY & FIRDAY . . Come on in for DAIRY QUEEN'S Big BRAZIER. It's a full quarter pound" 100 beef pattie, char-broiled . . . m-m-m good! HURRY! SALE IS GOOD FOR 2 DAYS ONLY . . . JAN. 19 & 20. AT THIS LOCATION ONLY! -SANTA MN Pfecooked Weignt J. v , . ,4 Wt. - fca'ii - ii - wtrthr.,,'.ii tiiii.iMhH DINNERS rp.m.syp.m. FILETofSOLE Almotun'ne CHICKEN Cordon Bleu retire FILET MIGNON Choice PRIME RIB Choice NEW YORK CUT CRUZ W1 i io won i2. a I Of THE B j SALVO 1 20 CLUBHOUSE RD. 425-1244 ; I , OPEN TO Jf: Plf"'ISjHE PUBLIC ji,,f . JAN. 19-20

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