August 21, 1955 started off like so many others in the small community of Kelly, Kentucky, just another hot summer night. Lucky Sutton along with his family and friends were enjoying a quiet peaceful evening. But they were about to find out what was lurking in the darkness. They had visitors, ones not from this earth. After hours of siege from these beings, a gunfight, and visits of police, the event was over. Then the crazy really began…
Did small, metallic “goblins” really attack a family and their friends in rural Kentucky that fateful night? Or, did old carnival buddies have a bit too much of the sauce and spin a yarn that got out of control? So out of control that the whole world came a knocking… It’s the Kelly–Hopkinsville Encounter and the birth of “Little Green Men” this week on Hysteria 51.
Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Close Encounter at Kelly and Others of 1955 | Isabel Davis / Ted Bloecher 978-1980990130
Alien Legacy | Geraldine Stith 978-1425984168
Little Green Men | Kentucky Life | KET – https://youtu.be/JlGrb74APy4
History – https://www.history.com/news/little-green-men-origins-aliens-hopkinsville-kelly
Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly%E2%80%93Hopkinsville_encounter
All That’s Interesting – https://allthatsinteresting.com/kelly-hopkinsville-encounter
KY For KY – https://kyforky.com/blogs/journal/steven-spielberg-some-green-men-and-hopkinsville
The People History – https://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1955.html
Courier & Press – https://www.courierpress.com/story/life/columnists/2017/08/21/history-lesson-goblins-hopkinsville/104796526/
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