UFO Conjectures

Monday, October 05, 2015

The August 21st, 1955 Hopkinsville UFO event (and then some)

My Facebook pal Greg Newkirk is obsessed with the Sutton family's 1955 alleged encounter in Hopkinsville, Kentucky with creatures ostensibly from a UFO landing or crash .

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.


Why am I so snarky/belligerent about UFOs/Roswell?

I’m a UFO buff, and have been since my youth. The topic and alleged phenomenon fascinates me to this day.

But I’m amidst media people and psychologists because of my MediaWatch activity and training.

(You will see some of those associations at my various Facebook pages,)

While I attack “ufology” and Roswell discussions elsewhere, that stems from the intellectual environment in which I’m immersed, and many of my views come from the ambiance I adopt from our UFO web-site(s).

Media people think UFOs goofy and people who are absorbed in them a bit off-kilter, me among them.

My psychology friends (and neurology associates of my son Josh, who often inhabit our lake places) weigh in with views that indicate they think UFO aficionados have mental problems of many kinds; they don’t think highly of UFO oriented persons.)

This causes me to reflect as I do on the state of ufology and UFOs as I do.

Anyone who steps back and looks at UFO discussions at blogs and web-sites has to see a perverse use of intelligence and logic, as the late Richard Hall had it while active in the UFO community.

So, while this blog attracts a silent majority (evidence by the “hits” it gets daily), the people who skirt commentary here and load it upon such places at Kevin Randle’s blog, as a form of catharsis, are happy in their ignorance and I should ignore them, but can’t.

Such stupidity is grist for my observations about the mentality of the great unwashed, the body politic, and UFO buffs in particular.

My nature is critical, and I apologize to those who hate my egotistical, elitist stance here.

But there it is….