The August 21st, 1955 Hopkinsville UFO event (and then some)
The fascinating and "authentic" event, according to many UFO buffs, is given a Wikipedia entry that opens thusly:
"The Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter, also known as the Hopkinsville Goblins Case, and to a lesser extent the Kelly Green Men Case, was a series of incidents of alleged close encounters with supposed extraterrestrial beings. These were reported in 1955, the most famous and well-publicized of which centered on a rural farmhouse, at the time belonging to the Sutton family, which was located between the hamlet of Kelly and the small city of Hopkinsville, both in Christian County, Kentucky, United States.
Members of two families at the farmhouse reported seeing unidentifiable creatures. Other witnesses attested to lights in the sky and odd sounds.
The events are regarded by UFOlogists as one of the most significant and well-documented cases in the history of UFO incidents, and are a favorite for study in ufology. UFOlogists have claimed it was investigated by the United States Air Force, although no evidence of an investigation has been found."
The full Wikipedia account can be found here:
And a YouTube rendition here:
But Greg's pursuit of the matter has opened the ongoing mystery to Men in Black and the creatures reconstituted to "goblins" hiding still in a mountain nearby that Greg and his weekinweird.com comrades are going to investigate once more. The story recounted here from Greg's web-site and reportage:
I've always found the story told by the Suttons and friends who were there to be beyond a psychological explanation or hoax scenario.
The elaboration of the tale up to today strikes me as "gilding the lily" but if Greg thinks it has paranormal value and requires ongoing investigation, I'll defer to his usually stable research methodology.
And I'll update the continuing pursuit of the story, as recounted by Greg via his Facebook postings, for those who don't have access.