Forgive me for a moment, but aliens do not scare me. When they are the plot point of a horror movie or TV/streaming series, I go all podface and tune out.


That's not to say I don't find reports of such sightings interesting. I do. I just don't think it's the best source for horror. But let's look into it...and in Kentucky, there's a wealth of history regarding unidentified flying objects. And keep in mind, if you see a BIRD you've never laid eyes on before--and especially if it doesn't LOOK like a bird--it's a UFO, by definition. Same story with drones. (And I bet THEY have been mistaken for UFOs a number of times.)


Over the years, there have been many reports of UFO sightings in the Commonwealth, and it seems like one county, in particular, has really hit the jackpot. Check out What Lurks Beneath (or above) Henderson County:


All that activity, right in my own backyard, practically. But Henderson County is not alone on the "unexplained" front. There's also the story of the "little green men" and the 11 frightened witnesses who showed up at the Hopkinsville Police Station one night in 1955 with a terrifying story.

It seems the phrase "little green men" originated with this legend.


The story of Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas F. Mantell unfolded not too far from here, in Fort Knox, on January 7th, 1948 when he became what is believed to be the first military pilot to die while in pursuit of a UFO.


In 1976, three women were returning from a birthday dinner near Danville KY when bright blue lights appeared overhead. And that's the last thing they remembered until they "came around." Author Sara Marie Hogg, a writer who specializes in true accounts of the unexplained, described the incident this way:

Three Kentucky women were driving back to their homes from a favorite restaurant. The good friends had decided to have a late-night dinner out.  This ride home is when their enjoyable outing took a frightening turn.  The car was winding along Kentucky Highway 78 when the car began driving itself—long ahead of a time that there was that kind of car. Before they could utter screams of disbelief, a beam, blue and laser-like, shot down from above. They all remembered that much.  Their memories went blank after that.  What had happened?  When they came back to their senses, they were rolling along in the car again.  Ninety minutes of their time could not be recalled.


In the more recent past--in 2002--there's the story of a CSX train that may have actually COLLIDED with a UFO.

A rail worker who was there when it all went down gives a detailed explanation of the incident at, including the bizarre aftermath in the Paintsville train yard.

So aliens--or whatever is piloting these mysterious craft, if that's what they are--like Kentucky. It would seem so. I suggest we keep our eyes on the sky because who's to say similar occurrences won't happen again?

Or maybe they're just here for the mutton.

LOOK: The states with the most UFO sightings

For each state, we’ve also included details of famous UFO sightings in that state. Of note is that almost three-quarters of all UFO sighting reports in the United States occur between 4 p.m. and midnight, and tend to peak between 9 and 10 p.m. Food for thought next time you're out scoping for alien life. Keep reading to see which states have had the most UFO sightings.

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