The Little Green Men of Kelly PresentationVisit Website
On the evening of August 21, 1955, five adults and seven children arrived at the Hopkinsville police station claiming that small alien creatures from a spaceship were attacking their Kelly, KY farmhouse and they had been holding them off with gunfire "for nearly four hours". Two of the adults claimed they had been shooting at "twelve to fifteen" short, dark figures who repeatedly popped up at the doorway or peered into the windows.
For decades "The Kelly Incident" as it has become known has captured imaginations and is claimed to have several links to popular culture from inspiring a Pokemon creature to Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-terrestrial.
WCPL is excited to welcome the daughter of one of the individuals associated with “The Kelly Incident.” Geraldine Sutton Stith has written two books on the subject and recently released a pamphlet documenting the history of the small Kelly community in Christian County, Kentucky. One of Stith’s books served as the inspiration for the 2017 independent film, The Invasion of Kelly. Stith will join the film’s director, Joseph A. Drake for a discussion of the history and folklore surrounding the infamous “little green men of Kelly.” Copies of Stith’s books along with the film will be available for purchase during the event.
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