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Sutton (Kelly / Hopkinsville) Encounter
Aug. 21-22, 1955
Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 21, 1955; Kelly, 7 miles N of Hopkinsville, Kentucky (BBU)
7, 8-11 p.m., 2:30-4:45 a.m. At about 7 p.m. Billy Ray Taylor went into the backyard of the Sutton farmhouse and saw a bright object from the SW [or actually about SSW about 210° azimuth from the direction of Fort Campbell U.S. Army base] then pass over and descend into a gully about 500 [300-600?] ft N of the farmhouse and about 35-40 ft lower elevation. Mrs. Glennie Lankford and 6 other adults [most Sutton family], plus 3 children (Charlton, Lonnie and Mary Lankford), saw two or more 3 ft tall gremlin-like creatures float down from trees and approach the house from the dark, which were shot at by rifle and shotgun fire without effect. At about 11 p.m. the entire group fled in terror in their two cars and drove at high speed into Hopkinsville to report the incident to the Police Dept. State police officer leaving the Shady Oaks restaurant 3 miles N of Hopkinsville in a car to respond to the call heard several meteor-like objects streaking over him sounding like artillery shells, and was able to see 2 in a series looking like meteors from the SW [or actually about S, from about 190° azimuth, headed towards Kelly from the direction of Fort Campbell and the TOP SECRET Armed Forces Special Weapons Project Site C, Clarksville Base, 36.665° N, 87.487° W, National Stockpile Site for nuclear weapons storage apparently recently including multi-megaton yield H­ bombs]. City, county, state and military police and reporters drove out to the Sutton farm to investigate from around 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. UFO entities returned at about 2:30 a.m. and were again shot at without effect, finally disappearing at about 4:45 a.m. (Davis-Bloecher 1978; Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 212-6; Vallée Magonia 372; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/550821hopkinsville_hendry.htm (Isabel Davis)
Close Encounter at Kelly and Others of of 1955 (Isabel Davis/Ted Bloecher, CUFOS 1978)

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