50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVASION OF “THE LITTLE GREEN MEN OF KELLY” TO BE FOCUS OF FESTIVAL AND SYMPOSIUM IN HOPKINSVILLE AUGUST 19-21HOPKINSVILLE
The 50th anniversary of one of the most famous close encounters of the third kind in the history of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) will be celebrated in Hopkinsville August 19-21.
On Aug. 21, 1955, members of the Cecil "Lucky" Sutton family on the Old Madisonville Road at the edge of Kelly, a rural community 8-miles northwest of Hopkinsville, said 12 little men dressed in silver suits landed in a spaceship. The Sutton Family engaged them in a battle for several hours. What resulted is one of the most perplexing and mysterious UFO incidents on record.
“Our festival is for the serious, the curious and people who just want to have loads of fun,” said Cheryl Cook, Executive Director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. The festival will take place at a variety of locations in the Hopkinsville and Christian County community located in western Kentucky near Fort Campbell, Home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), although most events are scheduled for the Conference and Convention Center on Lovers Lane just off U.S. Highway 41-A south of Hopkinsville.