Happy Halloween, if you’re seeing this on release day.
An appropriate topic for the holiday, I think–things that go bump in the night outside of isolated farmhouses, a story that exists in the netherworld of saucer story and monster tale, and one of the few incidents that makes it difficult for me to sleep if I think about it too close to bedtime.
Come with us to Christian County, Kentucky. Don’t bother to bring your shotgun.
Reading and resources
Close Encounter at Kelly and Others of 1955, which includes Isabel Davis’s indispensable work on the incident, from CUFOS [PDF].
Mac Tonnies’s post at Posthuman Blues on Kelly-Hopkinsville: March 16, 2007 and his book The Cryptoterrestrials.
Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee.
The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry by J. Allen Hynek.
A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments by H.P. Albarelli.
Greg Newkirk’s articles that culminated in the Hellier series include:
Have the Kentucky Goblins Returned?
A 2015 Update
And, of course, the first season of Hellier