He followed the craft until it fell from the air a few hundred yards behind the farmhouse.
The incident that was about to unfold is commonly known as the “Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter” – although some refer to it as, The Kelly Green Men, The Hopkinsville Invasion or The Kentucky Goblins.
The Sutton’s secluded farmhouse sat on the Old Madisonville Road, eight miles north of Hopkinsville and close to Kelly, each small towns in Kentucky in the United States. It was for all intents and purposes “cut off” from civilisations, with no telephone, no radio or television, nor even indoor plumbing.
Startled by what he was seeing, Taylor quickly made his way back to the main house. He spent the next hour telling his family and the Suttons what he had seen, and was largely dismissed by the farmhouse’s other occupants. That was until the Sutton’s dog began to bark and become agitated outside.
Suddenly, as if it realised it was being watched, the creature brought its arms above its head and headed towards the farmhouse. This prompted both Sutton and Taylor to reach for their guns, and open fire.