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Kelly Goblins - Another Classic Fortean Event transpired the

Although the co-incidence (?) is not often mentioned, the Kelly Goblin attack occurred on the VERY SAME DAY as (and only a few hours after) the almost equally-famous experience of Mrs. Darwin Johnson, who claimed that she was attacked and nearly drowned by a greenish river monster while swimming in the Ohio River near Evansville, Indiana.

And a glance at the map shows another co-incidence (?) - that the two locations were not all that far apart - right across the toe of the Kentucky slipper.
 
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Well, here's a very recent case with interesting parallels to the Kelly incident - a group of witnesses besieged by strange entities who frighten the life out of them but never physically attack.
Location. Demerdzhi mountain plateau, Crimea, Ukraine
Date: August 21 2005
Time: about midnight

As told by 21-year old Ivan N. a group of 12 tourists, including 7 adults and 5 teenagers, were spending their second day of tour camped on the plateau between northern Demerdzhi and Stol-Gora. Several Moscow residents were in the group. The night was very light and there was a full moon. The children had gone to sleep while the adults sat around. Ivan's assistant Alexander and several more men had gone to nearby woods in order to satisfy some physiological needs. When they returned to the camp they were trembling with fear and then the whole group heard a frightful snarl or growl very close to the camp.

The men went to the perimeter of the camp, Alexander armed with an axe. Moments later they all saw strange creatures resembling "wild men" or animals only a few meters away. There were 3 creatures, about 2 to 2.5m in height, their real height was difficult to establish, because they were bending over and periodically sat down on their front extremities. All three resembled huge apes, and were growling. Their faces were very dark, and the eyes were almost not visible. Their heads were positioned low over their shoulders almost lacking necks. On their backs they had something resembling humps. Alexander was closer and saw that the hairy creatures were covered in light fur on their heads and eyebrows, with some areas on their shoulders. The witnesses could not tell what sex the creatures were.

Creatures appeared to be aggressive but not openly, and appeared more curious. The witnesses became terrified, Alexander trembling with fear. The children woke up and came out of their tents after hearing the growling noises and became terrified with some of the girls crying and screaming. The encounter or "siege" lasted for about 40-45minutes, with all the men becoming impotent due to the terrible fear felt. Finally the strange creatures turned around and walked away in strange manner, like hoping or jumping.

The rest of the night the witnesses were unable to sleep and in the morning they failed to find any tracks or prints since the ground had been covered with a thick layer of fallen leaves. Some of those present attempted to film the event but the film was very poor and indistinct probably because of the poor lighting.

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sorry for the non-sequitur, but I believe "Kentucky Goblin" would make a fine name for a poor Bourbon. :p /you may now resume your weighty musings
 

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Ivan's assistant Alexander and several more men had gone to nearby woods in order to satisfy some physiological needs.
And:

The encounter or "siege" lasted for about 40-45minutes, with all the men becoming impotent due to the terrible fear felt.
All I can say is that I hope those fellas really satisfied those 'physiological needs', cos it looks like they aren't going to satisfy them again anytime soon.

and I'm sure there's a 'Kentucky gobblin' joke in there somewhere...
 
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Another recent case of aliens besieging a property:

Rancho Cucamonga Sighting Report

The aliens themselves seem rather unbelievable: the small red one covered in green spots with a long snout and furry feet sounds like a mutated Clanger, and the 14-ft-tall one may well be the tallest alien ever reported.

Still, Mr Grimley provides his contact details here, so I guess he's at least sincere. I'm almost tempted to give him a call myself, but what do you say to someone besieged by Clangers?
 

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When my farming friend saw an eagle owl, he mistook it for, you guessed it, a huge owl.

and if they were so busy shooting, why wasnt one bagged?
 

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Philo_T said:
sorry for the non-sequitur, but I believe "Kentucky Goblin" would make a fine name for a poor Bourbon.
Suh, I would have absolutely no respect for anybody seen "goblin" Kentucky Bourbon. And what in the world is a "poor" Bourbon supposed to be?

Sincerely,

OTR (who is a real, live Kentucky Kernel - honest!)
 

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Well, Sceptic Joe Nickell reckons he's figured out what the goblins were. They were Great Horned owls. Yes - a family of farming folk couldn't recognise owls when they saw them.
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At one time I had a very high respect for Joe Nickell, believing him to be that most rara of avises, an honest Skeptic, or even a "true" Skeptic in the old Roman sense of the word.

But he soon went entirely over to the mindset of the CSICOP dinosaurs and their philosophy of "debunk everything and if you can't disprove something, get people laughing at it."
 

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But isn't the fact that these Great Horned Owls were impervious to bullets sort of paranormal in itself?
 

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I still remember the very first account I read of the "Kentucky Goblins" episode - in the old CINCINNATI TIMES-STAR the day after the events transpired.

The family members had loaded themselves into one automobile and roared into town to report their experience. The mental image I still retain is of people sticking out the windows and holding onto the sides of the vehicle.

They were all absolutely terrified, according to the cops.

Their obvious sincerity highly impressed the police....as well as the 13-year-old OTR (George Wagner).
 

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Owls or no, I think its agreed they had had a big fright, and were sincere.
 

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Now thats hardly going to be a blockbuster.....
But we're going to add owls playing Mothman and the Flatwoods Monster, and if we can track down a Sand-Hill Crane we'll have a special cameo guest appearance by the Jersey Devil.

We can't miss!
 

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We just saw a tv bio of Edgar Cayce. I never realized he was born very near Hopkinsville, KY.

Maybe the goblins were coming to visit to get a reading.
 

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We just saw a tv bio of Edgar Cayce. I never realized he was born very near Hopkinsville, KY.

Maybe the goblins were coming to visit to get a reading.
I knew this fairly early on, because my high school commercial law teacher, J. Clifton Cook, had been born and raised in Hopkinsville and had been reared among people who'd personally known Cayce. Mr. Cook used to tell Cayce stories to the class.

I've sometimes wondered if the Cayce-Hopkinsville and goblins-Hopkinsville connection might be more than simple co-incidence.
 

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I knew this fairly early on, because my high school commercial law teacher, J. Clifton Cook, had been born and raised in Hopkinsville and had been reared among people who'd personally known Cayce. Mr. Cook used to tell Cayce stories to the class.

I've sometimes wondered if the Cayce-Hopkinsville and goblins-Hopkinsville connection might be more than simple co-incidence.
Were any of those stories confirmatory, from his childhood perhaps ? When I first came upon Ed Cayce I thought it was a joke, esp in the subject context, Ed Cayce sounds like Head Case which in the UK is a colloquial way of saying mentally ill.
 

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Were any of those stories confirmatory, from his childhood perhaps ?
It was from Mr. Cook that I first heard the story that the young Cayce could read books by simply placing them beneath his pillow as he slept.

When I first came upon Ed Cayce I thought it was a joke, esp in the subject context, Ed Cayce sounds like Head Case which in the UK is a colloquial way of saying mentally ill.
Whatever anybody thinks of Cayce's powers (or even the lack of them), he struck even his skeptics as a decent and caring human being, utterly sincere in his beliefs. People just naturally LIKED him.

P. S. "Head Case" is an Americanism, too.
 

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However, Cayce is pronouced in two syllables, so the term doesn't apply.
 

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IMO the owl thing isn't as crazy as you might think. Owls aren't ubiquitous, and Great Horned owls even less so. So the idea someone would freak out about them because they'd never seen them before isn't unbelievable. I didn't grow up in an area that has regular sightings of owls. Thing is... it's a relatively rural area. I don't know why there are no owls here, but they're almost never seen here. They're predators, so it might mean their favored prey isn't abundant enough. Looking at the official range data suggests they're something you'd see pretty much everywhere. But you don't often see them in most of that range. I've never seen one in the part of Arkansas I live in and the only times I have seen them was when I was in Colorado for a while.

Personally I actually do find owls to be frightening. It's the cold dread sort of fear though not the "o god get it away" sort of panic. seeing the shadow of a Great Horned owl at night doesn't sound frightening, except that they make no noise. I once had one fly over my head at night in an area lit by lamp posts. It actually made my blood run cold until I saw what it was. I didn't hear it, at all. It flew less than 3 feet from me, but the only way I knew it was there was the shadow it cast on me as it flew between me and the nearest lamp post.
 
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