cryptidcentral: The Hopkinsville Goblins Case …


The Hopkinsville Goblins Case is a supposed alien encounter occurring in 1955. Witnesses to the incidents included eleven people belonging to the two families present at the farmhouse and others in the area. Several local policemen and a state trooper saw unexplained lights in the night sky and heard odd noises the same night.

The seven people present in the farmhouse claimed that they were terrorized by an unknown number of creatures, which have since often been referred to as the “Hopkinsville Goblins”. The residents of the farmhouse described them as being around three feet tall, with upright pointed ears, thin limbs, long arms and claw-like hands. The creatures were either silvery in color or wearing something metallic. On occasion, their movements seemed to defy gravity, with them floating above the ground and appearing in high-up places. They “walked” with a swaying motion as though wading through water. Although the creatures never entered the house, they would pop up at windows and at the doorway, waking up the children in the house in a hysterical frenzy. The families fled the farmhouse in the middle of the night to the local police station and sheriff Russell Greenwell noted they were visibly shaken. The families returned to the farmhouse with Sheriff Greenwell and twenty officers, yet the occurrences continued. Police saw evidence of the struggle and damage to the house, as well as seeing strange lights and hearing noises themselves. The witnesses additionally claimed to have used firearms to shoot at the creatures with little or no effect. In addition, the house and surrounding grounds were extensively damaged during the incident.

Many ufologists and believers in extraterrestrial visitations refer to this case as evidence to aliens visiting Earth.

What do you think these creatures were? Aliens? Or something else?