- Aug 7, 2018
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There seems to be crucial evidence, that Isabel might have inadvertently been misled about this fundamental aspect.This naturally necessities six further incidents, of which there is apparently no mention of. That is surely an untenable suggesion.
To briefly recap, Isabel's explanation for what perhaps appears to have been a significantly lengthy period of inactivity, before they decided to seek help, is;
"Several times, apparently, the men thought they had driven the creatures off for good, only to have them return after an interval. This is indicated by Lucky's statement, quoted in one newspaper, that the creatures "came up to the house six times," and also by the fact that the family waited so long before going for help"."
There doesn't appear to be a direct quote as such and presumably Isabel is thinking of the following, from a seminal article published next day, on 22 August, by the 'Madisonville Messenger':
"About 35 or 40 minutes later they noticed "two or three shiny little men," about three or four feet tall, walking toward the rear of the house. In a moment, the little men were "all over the place," about 15 of them in the yard, on the roof and in the trees.
Taylor started to step out the front door and one of the creatures reached down from the roof and grabbed at him.
'Lucky' Sutton, armed with a single-barrel .12 gauge shotgun, stepped out and shot the little man off the roof. The shot knocked the dame fellow down but apparently didn't harm him. The whole group of little men fled the scene.
But "when things quieted down the little men came back. In the course of about three hours the strange fellows made six visits to the house, being run off esch time by 'Lucky' Sutton's shotgun or his brother's .22 pistol".
It implies there was a period of calm and thereafter six incidents we have no information about.
As expressed, this doesn't seem to make sense.
However, the following day's edition published an update article, 'Report No New Visits of Tubmen From Space'.
Content from the 22 August publication is included. This time though, the wording is elementally different:
"The earth people told police they fought off six attacks by the strange little men during a course of about three hours, and that they finally mustered courage to flee the house, load into two cars and speed to Hopkinsville where they pleaded for police".
The 'six attacks' are not a separate and subsequent occurrence, there were in fact 'six attacks' during the entire three hours.
Obviously, an entirely different scenario and one which is profoundly closer to our understanding.