Circuses and Strange Creatures

Posted by: Nick Redfern on April 24th, 2015


My new Mysterious Universe article tackles that old, tired, and worn-out “circus escapee” theory for certain cryptids.

You can find the article here. And here’s how it starts:

“Back in 2011, at his A Different Perspective blog, Kevin Randle provided us with an excellent post on one of the most intriguing, and controversial, cases within the realm of UFO research: the ultra-weird “Kelly-Hopkinsville” affair of 1955, in which a Kentucky, USA family was allegedly terrorized by alien entities.


“Kelly was, and still is, a small, rural town which is situated just short of ten miles from Hopkinsville. They are the kinds of places where people keep themselves to themselves, and nothing of a particularly sensational matter ever happens – apart, that is, from the fateful night of August 15, when absolute chaos broke out. It all went down at the farmhouse of the Sutton family, who had visitors in from Pennsylvania: Billy Ray Taylor and his wife. It was roughly 7:00 p.m. when Billy Ray left the farmhouse to fetch water from the family’s well. And what a big mistake that was.”

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.

3 Responses to “Circuses and Strange Creatures”

  1. PoeticsOfBigfoot responds:

    7:00 on an August evening isn’t after sunset. Maybe it is wherever you’re from, but not here.

  2. Insanity responds:

    There’s a Wikipedia article on this encounter, however it has date as August 21, 1955.

  3. Goodfoot responds:

    The old “Circus Train Wreck” dodge. They must have been wrecking at a pretty fast clip, all over the country (and other countries, including some without trains) for some period of time!

    I bet Loren did some research to try and determine just how many of these “circus train wrecks” and “traveling menagerie” accidents actually occurred. And if any animals managed to escape. And which ones.

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