Originally Posted by Darrell
Suppose you are in town and come up to me asking for directions to some store in town. If I draw you a map, it will be a sketch. It most likely will not be to scale. Typically, it will instruct you where to make turns and may provide distance estimates in either blocks, cross streets or actual miles. And years from now, after finding this old sketched map in one of your old coats, you will probably find that it would look similar to something found in another town altogether. And if you could not remember which town it was for, it would prove useless to you.
So what is my point? Map diagrams are not scalable maps. Much information needed to follow said diagrams is referenced to landmarks such as traffic lights, cross roads, train tracks, etc. If Betty Hill was shown a diagram that relates a traffic route that includes some alien star system and our star system, the reference points need to be known in order to be useful. It is doubtful that said diagram would be drawn to scale or that alien reference points would have any meaning to us. Surely their names for things would be different from ours, and extraneous stars would not be depicted for diagram simplification.
So here is where we are on the Betty Hill map:
1) Did she see such a diagram? She claims to have, and claims that the aliens told her what it symbolized. We weren't there and have no way to correlate it to anything we are familiar with.
2) If she saw it as claimed, did she remember it correctly? We don't know. We weren't there. It wouldn't matter; it would be useless for us to use unless the landmark stars of the diagram were stated in terms with which we are familiar. They were not.
3) Is her remembered star map evidence of her encounter? Only to her. If someday we become acquainted with these aliens that Betty Hill encountered, and if we are shown the same diagram illustrating the travel route between their star system and ours, we might then conclude that Betty Hill did provide evidence of her encounter. Until then, however, we simply don't know what to make of it.
Im betting that Betty Hill drew that map as accurately as possible,she drew the map counting on her memory of what that alien showed her,Ill bet until the very day she died she remember that map as clearly as if it were yesterday she was shown it,you dont forget,you cant forget anything that is profound.