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Christian County has been home to some bizarre and interesting happenings, including being the birthplace of famous clairvoyant Edgar Cayce.

In the Kelly community, legend has it that in 1955 there was an alien encounter.

In 2017, the sky went dark over the nation! On August 21, 2017, a full solar eclipse took place over the United States, and Hopkinsville was the point of greatest eclipse for the entire astronomical event. The sky was in total darkness for 2 minutes and 41 seconds at 1:24 in the afternoon.

Edgar Cayce

Considered by many as the greatest psychic of the 20th century, Edgar Cayce is known as one of Hopkinsville’s most famous residents. Born March 18, 1877, in Hopkinsville, it was here as a young man that he developed his remarkable talents as a clairvoyant. Due to his readings on health, he is considered by many to be the Father of Holistic Medicine. From 1901, when he was 24, until he died in 1945, Cayce gave over 14,000 “readings” while in a self-induced trance. The readings cover such a wide array of subject matter that they were indexed under more than 10,000 major subject headings. From these readings, thousands of people reported being helped, often in ways that transformed their lives. Studied as a whole, the readings provide specific procedures, which many consider helpful in treating many illnesses. And now, decades after Edgar’s death, his readings continue to inspire, educate, and amaze those who research them.

Kelly Encounter

On the evening of August 21, 1955, five adults and seven children arrived at the Hopkinsville police station claiming that small alien creatures from a spaceship were attacking their Kelly, Ky., farmhouse and they had been holding them off with gunfire “for nearly four hours.” Two of the adults claimed they had been shooting at “twelve to fifteen” short, dark figures who repeatedly popped up at the doorway or peered into the windows. For decades “The Kelly Incident” as it has become known has captured the popular imagination and in ways big and small has changed the world.