Betty and Barney Hill
This story helped kick off longtime fascination with alien abduction. Under regression hypnosis, a common technique for uncovering the truth of abductions, researchers probed into a period of so-called "missing time" that followed the Hills having sighted a UFO in September 1961. After being kidnapped and taken onto a disc-shaped craft, Betty Hill says she was shown a "star map" with trade routes marked that included our own sun. Some UFO experts believe this shows the aliens' home planet lies in the double star system of Zeta Reticuli.