As I understand the whole USA went thru Eclipse mania this last week-end.
Sad to say it overshadowed the Little Green Men Festival in Kelly Kentucky .The little town swells with visitors marking the anniversary of a reported invasion by little green men from Outer Space in the 1950's .
Some Kentuckians are too embarrassed about the event seeing it as self incriminating hillbillyism but I am not afraid to tell the truth !!!!!
In the mid 1950's one family claims little green men in a spaceship landed on their land outside of town .They scared them off by shooting at them ( every self respecting person in the rural south maybe all of rural America has a shotgun ) hitting a few . No evidence was ever found of blood, remains .
For decades people from all over the world flock to the annual little green men festival . Many are in costumes from Sci Fi movies & the Roswell alien .The local people sell food and if you know are lucky to run across the right person even local moonshine. The diner, motels & AIRBNB homes do great business . For a fee you can get your picture taken with the descendants of the people who claim to have driven off the little green men or the guns they say scared off the invaders .Bands too doing mainly country western songs .As stupid as it sounds people have a good time
When my cousin and I went at 17 we met one older man dressed as Obi Wan - Kenobi who got pervy and wanted to know if we'd like to see his lightsaber in his pants .We said no but didn't get angry but instead saw his offer as part of the insanity of the festival chalked it up to the crazyness of the festival .