If someone who claimed to be in contact with space aliens could give us just a few simple numbers they'd unequivocally prove their case to skeptics. Simply send me (1) the celestial coordinates of the home star, (2) the number of planets orbiting it, (3) their distances from the parent star, (4) and their relative masses. Then all we'd have to do is look at the star and see if the planets were there. Viola!
This has never happened in UFO history. Well, almost never.
A search on the Internet comes up with one particularly legendary place, the double star system Zeta Reticuli. It's nearby, only 39 light-years away in the southern sky.
The naked-eye double star burst into UFO culture in the mid -1970s. An Ohio school teacher, Marjorie Fish, claimed to have decoded a star map from a 1961 UFO abduction case. It pointed to Zeta Reticuli as the aliens' place of origin.
The alleged extraterrestrial kidnapping, described in journalist John Fuller's book "Incident at Exeter: The Interrupted Journey," tells how a New England couple was taken aboard a flying saucer and medically examined. Under hypnotic regression the wife, Betty Hill, sketched a star map she said she saw while inside the spaceship.