The Taylor family was visiting their friends the Suttons at their rural farmhouse in Kelly, Kentucky. Billy Ray Taylor went outside to the well to get some water, and when he did, he spotted a strange craft landing on the property. He went back to the house, but no one believed him, until later, when the dog came running back and hid under the porch. Soon, strange beings about three feet tall started approaching the house. They had hands with claws, short legs, large mouths, large eyes, and large ears. Whenever they were shot, they did a backflip and rolled off into the night, only to return.
After several hours of war with the aliens, the Suttons and Taylors got a break and ran to the vehicles. They went to the police station and the sheriff returned with them, but, of course there were no aliens there at this time. The police officers did believe they had encounters something, however.
Now, why am I talking about the Kelly-Hopkinsville alien encounter? Well, it's because there is a new book out on the subject. It is The Kelly Green Men: Alien Legacy Revisited by Geraldine Sutton Stith, a member of the family that had the encounter.
Here's the book description on Amazon:
"The Kelly incident is a unique story. It happened during a time when things were a lot different than now. When people were really neighbors and actually helped one another. Children listened to their parents and no one knew there were things out in the world that was different that them. The media wasn't there to overshadow every aspect of our lives like it is now. Families were close and depended on each other and life - well, it was just plain simpler!
"We have all grown, we have loved and lost. Since 1955 out technology has grown in leaps and bounds and the earth itself is going through many changes. I can only hope as each day passes that we all learn from our mistakes and love what life has to offer. Life offered up my family a little three and a half foot tall man that scared the heck out of them and changed their lives forever. The little man is still changing lives today as new generations learn about the 'Little Green Men' from Kelly, Kentucky. "
The book came out a little over a month ago and is 94 pages.
From the back of the book:
"As the world leaders and major religions prepare us for the knowledge of extraterrestrial life, the people of Kelly, Kentucky know of it all along!"
Pft. Like the world leaders would tell us the truth about extraterrestrial life.