High Strangeness: The Strange Case of the Left-Handed UFO -- Part III

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Strange Case of the Left-Handed UFO -- Part III

The other day I wrote this letter to Kathleen Marden, niece of UFO abductees Betty & Barney Hill (and abduction researcher for MUFON):
 I have an odd question for you about your aunt and uncle: were either of them left-handed?

I ask because, ever since I researched their experience for my book, I've been puzzled by the fact that much of their account had a distinct "left-handed" bias. I've written about it in my blog here and here. I've never come across this in any other case I've investigated, but it makes me wonder whether humans experience contact with UFOs and aliens largely through the right brain. If that's the case, it opens up interesting questions about how aliens might make use of humans' split brains to control the way we perceive and experience them.

Have you noticed anything like this in your abduction researches?

Kathy was kind enough to write back, and here's what she had to say about the left-handed bias in Betty's & Barney's recollections of their abduction:
I am not aware that either Betty is or Barney was right-handed. The craft was first sighted to Betty’s right. It flew to their right as they drove south. It remained on the right side of their vehicle until it’s swooped down over their car. If then moved to their left and Barney followed it into the close encounter field. Route 175 is to the left of route 3, the route they had been traveling on. The dirt road was to their left and the craft landed on the left side of the dirt road.

Best wishes,

Kathleen Marden

So, even though she seems to be downplaying my suspicions, she only adds to the mystery with her mention that the craft landed on the left side of the road. I hadn't come across that in any of my reading, and it conforms to my left-bias theme... She also leaves open the possibility that Barney and/or Betty could have been left-handed -- she just doesn't seem to remember one way or another.

I am still left wondering what, if anything, it could mean. Could the brain hemisphere diagram below offer any clues? If the right hemisphere picks up sensory stimulus from the left side of the body, and so much of the Hills' recollections skew left, did they experience their abduction through the creative side of their brain? And if they did, what does that mean? I'm not saying that the Hills created their experience -- since it was largely a shared experience, I don't see how that's possible. But it could mean that they perceived their experience in their right brains because the aliens have figured out that that's the best way to get abstract, reality-bending information to us.

It's also worth recalling that the aliens communicated with Barney telepathically, but they communicated with Betty verbally. Speech, language and comprehension are functions of the left brain, as are recognition of words, letters and numbers, but do verbal and telepathic understanding take place in the same part of the brain? I doubt that anyone can answer that.

The search for answers continues.

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