That's the subject of my new Mysterious Universe article...
"Back in 2011, at his A Different Perspective blog, Kevin Randle provided us with an excellent post
on one of the most intriguing, and controversial, cases within the
realm of UFO research: the ultra-weird 'Kelly-Hopkinsville' affair of
1955, in which a Kentucky, USA family was allegedly terrorized by alien
"Kelly was, and still is, a small, rural town which is situated just
short of ten miles from Hopkinsville. They are the kinds of places where
people keep themselves to themselves, and nothing of a particularly
sensational matter ever happens – apart, that is, from the fateful night
of August 15, when absolute chaos broke out.
It all went down at the farmhouse of the Sutton family, who had
visitors in from Pennsylvania: Billy Ray Taylor and his wife. It was
roughly 7:00 p.m. when Billy Ray left the farmhouse to fetch water from
the family’s well. And what a big mistake that was."