The Aurora Alien Encounter

Before Roswell, there was Aurora. On April 17th, 1897, an alien craft crashed down on a farm near Aurora, Texas, smashing into a windmill and resulting in the occupant’s death.

The farmland belonged to a judge J.S. Proctor and the crash was reported to an Army officer out of Fort Worth, Texas. The alien astronoaut was described as “not of this world”, and Martian, which was the parlance of the time. The Martian was buried in the Aurora cemetery with full Christian rites.

The debris of the U.F.O., or airship was thrown into a nearby well. The farm was later purchased by a man named Brawly Oates in 1935. Oates cleaned out the debris from the well and used it for his drinking water. He soon developed an extreme case of arthritis and figured it was on account of the wreckage contaminating the well.

Barbra Brammer, a former mayor to Aurora, researched this incident and came to the conclusion it was likely a hoax with good intentions. The town of Aurora was in the middle of a bad luck streak and was in danger of becoming a ghost town, so, a local reporter decided to cook up a Martian story in order to draw interest and possibly new life into a dying town.

The Kelly Green Men – Hopkinsville Goblin Incident

On the night of August 21st, 1955, Billy Ray Taylor was fetching some water while visiting the Sutton family farm in Kentucky, when he saw a large shiny object land in a gully near by. He ran back to the farmhouse to report his sighting to everyone, only to be met with skeptical sniggers.

Moments later, the family dog started barking, kicking up a bigger fuss than ever heard by the family. This prompted Billy and Lucky Sutton to grab rifles before they went out to investigate. They stepped out to see a creature, three to four foot tall walking towards the house with its hands up, as if to surrender to the men.

The creature had large eyes and a large head, a long but negligible slit for a mouth, and long, spindly arms and legs equipped with hands and feet that were equipped with claws. Startled by the appearance of the thing, the men released a volley of bullets at the thing. Apparently, none of their bullets hit, as the thing just did a back flip and ran into the nearby woods.

The men ran back into the house, only to see the creature, or another one just like it, at one of the windows. They shot, blasting holes in the screen. They went outside to see if they hit it this time. As they walked out onto the porch, a green, clawed hand reached down at the men. They shot, apparently missing again, as the thing leisurely jumped down and floated to the ground.

This interaction between the Suttons and the entities when on for a couple hours until they decided to make a break for it. They managed to make it to their trucks and drive into town where they sought the help of police. Over twenty officers arrived back to the farm with the Suttons. There was no sign of the creatures and after the police finished their observations and writing their reports, they left the farm at around 2:15 a.m.

To the family’s horror, the things soon returned after the police department’s departure, and again, the men shot at the things until they finally as the sun came up. Upon their second visit, the police decided to call in the air force. The Suttons were interviewed separately, and there were no discrepancies in anyone’s account of the ordeal. Years later, the family was interviewed again, and still, no ones story had changed.