One of the more curious provisions in the recent omnibus stimulus bill signed by President Trump at the latter end of 2020 is a Freedom of Information Act request for the Pentagon to release all its past findings regarding UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) - a new (and unstigmatized) name for UFOs.
What fun! While we’re anxiously waiting for those redacted documents, we put together what could turn into a once-in-a-lifetime stargazing experience.
As you may or may not know, our first of fleet is The Mothership. So, you could say we’re into space stuff.
My Old Kentucky Campground - Bloomfield, KY
In 1978, more than 50 people witnessed mysterious lights in the sky. Apparently the lights reacted to traffic, hiding themselves when cars passed and lighting back up when the coast was clear.
Near Bloomfield, an amateur astronomer and local residents reported a long, thin object will a mirror-like surface hovering overhead.
Grab a spot at the Old Kentucky Home Campground to enjoy a history tour by day and UFO watching at night in this sighting hotspot.
Dixieland Campground - The Hopkinsville Incident - Hopkinsville, KY
Dixieland Campground is near a legendary encounter called “The Hopkinsville Incident”.
Part myth and part mystery, the story goes that a family of carnival workers was harassed by a small force of alien creatures. The creatures were described as having eyes wide apart, short, slender, with large ears. The family was terrorized inside their home while the creatures surrounded the house and looked into windows. Not going down without a fight, the men grabbed their shotguns and fired at the beings who ran off into the woods.
This story is a bit creepier than a run-of-the-mill UFO sighting, but it’s also one that is easy to debunk. Whether you believe or not, the are where the incident occurred is a wild and beautiful part of the Commonwealth and deserves further investigation.
To get into the mood for KY travel, we recommend watching the underground documentary hit Hellier streaming on Amazon.
In 1976, three women from Kentucky made the national news claiming that they were abducted, or assaulted, by a strange craft while driving on KY highway 78 towards Hustonville.
The tabloids had a heyday with the ladies, but most people just rolled their eyes. Interestingly, the women were placed under hypnosis and a lie detector tests. Their stories held up. Although, we know now that both hypnosis and lie detectors are flawed methods of separating truth from fiction.