Big floppy elephant sized ears, long arms that hang to the ground with talons at the end of them, big heads with eyes that glow in the dark...can only mean one thing...The Hopkinsville Goblins have come for you.
On August 21, 1955 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, a farming family and some of their friends experienced quite an evening. Lucky Sutton spotted the strange floating, colorful object in the sky and soon after small creatures came for them.
The Sutton's and friends fired shots at the "goblins", but the goblins would bounce around and disappear, only to return and taunt them further. The family eventually saw their chance to pack into their vehicles and head to the police station.
The police returned to the farm to investigate and found no little goblins hopping around, but after they left...you guessed it...the goblins returned to taunt the family.
So, were the goblins visitors from another planet or perhaps the family had the wrong kind of mushrooms flavoring their dinner that evening? Honestly, I like the reference to goblins. It made me laugh.