Tales from the path of totality: When the ‘little green men’ invaded this Kentucky farm town

Tales from the path of totality:  It was 2010 and citizens of Kelly, a farm town of 300 people in western Kentucky, were brainstorming ways to make some money. They had founded a neighborhood watch group and thrown community barbecues, but it all had been paid for out of pocket. That was not sustainable. So they started sifting through the town’s archives for something in its history worth marketing. “It came down to the train tracks or the aliens,” resident Joann Smithey told The Washington Post. Kelly, it turns out, had quite the tale buried in its past, an incident that crop circle conspirators and UFO-chasers call the “Kelly-Hopkinsville encounter.” It involved farmers, space creatures and an hours-long shootout so intense that legend says the farmhouse and barn where it took place was left[…]

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PHILIP SPENCER, THE ILKLEY MOOR ALIEN ENCOUNTER, UK 1987

  On 1 December 1987, Philip Spencer, a retired policeman saw and photographed what he believed was an alien being on the Moor. He said he saw the strange creature rush up the hill and give a signal to him with one of its arms as if telling him not to approach. He later saw a dome-topped craft at the top of the hill after following the being which shot into the air at a blinding speed. The Daily Telegraph included this event in a 2011 list of “Top 10 UFO incidents in the UK”. http://ahk42.com/podcast/ Until Next Time, Deborah

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