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Have the Kentucky Goblins Returned? Exclusive Photos!

In the fall of 1955, anomalous researchers all over North America became familiar with the Sutton family farm, the scene of one of the most intriguing cases in the history of extraterrestrial visitation. The events, witnessed by dozens of credible witnesses, centered around nightly attacks by “little green men”. While the status of these creatures is often argued as everything from space aliens, goblins, or even the official military explanation of “silver painted circus monkey”, the attacks that became known as the Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter, or the Hopkinsville Goblins Case, ceased as quickly as they began, with the strange creatures disappearing into the pages of UFOlogy books for the next 50 years.

I mention the Hopkinsville case only because it bears a striking similarity to the events that one man claims have occurred to he and his family over the past year in the very same state; events that have led some to believe that the Goblins have returned. Only this time, they’ve left evidence of their visit.

Strap in, reader. It’s going to get very weird very quickly.

Two months ago, I received an email at an account belonging to my long defunct ghost hunting outfit by the name of Ghost Hunters, Incorporated. The GHI website is so old that it hasn’t had a proper update in roughly eight years. I’ll pop in and check the mail about once a month or so, but generally at this point we only receive emails intended for the cast of Ghost Hunters, requests for driving directions to our old haunts, and the occasional invitation to speak at a conference. This email, however, was different. This email was a plea for help.

The following is the complete email sent to ghosthuntersinc(at)gmail.com on April 22. I’ve removed only identifying names and locations. We’ll call the sender “David” from here on out.

Hello, my name is [David]. I received your contact information through a mutual acquaintance who assures me that you are well equipped to investigate peculiar problems. Furthermore, I believe you may have interest in these events beyond any compensation that I am prepared to deliver in order to have these issues sorted.

For the past 6 months I have been living in a rural home located on the border of West Virginia and Kentucky where my family is nightly assaulted by creatures that I have come to believe are of an extraterrestrial origin. These beings appear to be the size and stature of a small child, devoid of any facial features save for large, oily eyes and lipless mouths. They frighten my children by peering through their bedroom windows, chirping at one another. They actively attempt to enter my home in the middle of the night. Last month they took my dog. The police refuse to provide any further assistance, attributing the problems to wild animals and forwarding my complaints to the state game commission.

I believe they are coming from an abandoned mine located on the edge of my property. Though I’m armed, I’m afraid that I’m far too frightened to enter the mine by my lonesome, and cannot convince any sympathetic friends to accompany me, though I cannot blame them. I am convinced that the only answer is to collapse the mine.

I believe this is where we can be mutually beneficial to one another. If you are prepared to assist me in this matter, I can offer you permission to record and document these events under the condition of anonymity. I can guarantee you evidence of these creatures which I assure you are not “wild animals”.

Please respond ASAP. Thank you.

Let me make it clear that as GHI, we have never once investigated any claims of extraterrestrials or UFOs. We may or may not have created a crop circle or two in our teenage years, but that is about the closest we’ve ever come to chasing space aliens. Unless you count spying on Nick Foust’s dating life.

As you can see from the image of the gang, we were 110% professional back in those days. Clearly the kind of fine young men you’d want investigating the terrifying occurrences plaguing your home.

Thinking the email was obviously a joke, I wrote back stating that we unfortunately had no experience with extraterrestrials or explosives, but we’d be glad to assist if he wouldn’t mind elaborating on the details and providing some evidence. I posted the email (sans identifiers, of course) to a paranormal message board that I frequent, as well as my Facebook account, and it quickly became a subject of fun speculation. Who is this guy? Why would he email a ghost hunting group for a space alien problem? Who was this “mutual friend” that was mentioned? Why would space faring beings be living in a cave? Is blowing up an abandoned mine shaft even legal? And of course, the question anyone with a passing interest in the paranormal was asking themselves: what if he’s telling the truth?

These conversations quickly led to the creation of the Alien Cave Base Task Force, a rag-tag group of adventurous friends and strangers who half-seriously pledged to travel to Kentucky with the intention of going on an adventure and seeing if Dave was for real. We even made t-shirts. I don’t think any of us honestly believed that there was any chance of this trip actually happening.

After a few more jokes about dying in a mine collapse, I hit the sack, not thinking much more of the strange email or the Task Force. The following day GHI had a new message from Dave sitting in their inbox.

Thank you for the prompt response. I do not blame you for being skeptical of my story. I appreciate you keeping an open mind about my situation and I am more than happy to provide you with as much information as I am able.

I was given your contact information through a man by the name of Terry Wriste [Editors Note: I’ve left this name untouched due to it’s relevance and the fact that I don’t believe it to be a real person - we'll come back to this]. When these disturbances first began occurring, I was only inclined to confide in a personal friend who I knew had fringe interests. He offered to share my concerns with a man that had dealt with somewhat similar experiences in previous years. I accepted his offer. Within a week I was informed that this gentleman had long since retired from pursuits of this kind but was willing to provide me with contacts who may be willing to help. This is how I came to contact you. I do not have any answer to “why” other than a referral and recommendation from a gentleman I do not know personally. I was under the impression that you would answer that question.

I am located in Pike County, just outside the town of [redacted], Kentucky. [redacted] is located roughly 30 to 60 minutes from the borders of Virginia and West Virginia respectively. Most of Pike County is made up of small towns and rural communities; it is not uncommon to go days without seeing my closest neighbors. I moved to this area for the peace and quiet. I have received neither.

I have lived in this area for just under seven months and in that time the majority of the harassment has occurred within the past three. I did not become aware of any strangeness until early December, although that is only when I began to keep a record of these events. At first it was merely strange tracks in the snow around my home. I had initially imagined that they were from some kind of animal, though it closely resembled a human footprint minus the heel. At that time I was under the impression that it was simply a single creature. It wasn’t until the weeks later that I began to suspect that I was dealing with a number of what I thought were individuals “hazing” me upon my arrival to the area.

At this point I was incapable of keeping my dog outdoors overnight. Any attempt to leave her leashed would result in her barking herself hoarse until she was allowed back indoors. In the weeks leading up to this particular evening I had awoken to find my shed doors open on several occasions, many of my children’s toys missing or moved, and my yard in general disarray. I had already given a report to the police, who were making it increasingly clear that they were not interested in my case barring psychical harm or large scale theft.

The second week of January I am having breakfast with my family when my five year old daughter begins talking about the “kids without hair”. When my wife inquired about these kids, she informed us that she had spent the previous night watching them play in the yard. As you can imagine, this was of some concern. I asked my daughter what these kids looked like, she told me that they “were bald like grandpa and weren’t wearing any clothes”. The very same day I found the wreath that hangs inside our rear porch stuffed into our mailbox. I purchased and installed motion activated floodlights the following day and for a time, the problems ceased. It wasn’t until the end of February that our daughter informed us that the “bald kids” had returned.

I was awoken to the sound to my daughter screaming and rushed to her bedroom only to meet her halfway down the hall. When my wife and I were finally able to calm her down enough to speak, she told us that the kids were trying to peer into her window but they couldn’t reach, and instead, had taken to tapping on it. She hasn’t slept in her own bedroom since. It was that morning that I phoned the police for the second the time, and they responded by finally sending a trooper to our residence. I informed him of the regular mischief, how I was now unable to let my dog outdoors after dusk, and of the “bald kids”. When we found the ground disturbed just under my daughter’s bedroom window the officer informed me, very matter-of-factly, that we were dealing with an animal and I would be better off contacting the game commission than waste their resources any further.

Almost every day for the following week, I would find some evidence that something or someone had been on my property the previous night. Smudges on the windows were not uncommon, stones from the walkway dragged to the other side of the lawn, and I had found tears in the screen door. On Wednesday the 7th of March I finally witnessed the “kids without hair” for myself.

The dog woke me up around 1:30 AM, scratching at the back door and whimpering to be let out. I noticed that the motion floodlight was on, and went to the kitchen window to check that the shed doors were still closed when I realized that I could see the shadow of an individual cast across my lawn. From the angle I was positioned at the window I could not actually see the source of the shadow or the floodlights. The dog was pacing circles around the back door and I could hear someone rifling through a box on the porch. Filled with more anger than common sense, the only reaction I could muster was to bang loudly on the window and yell, at which point I heard the screen door on the porch swing open and slam against the house. I heard what I can only describe as “chirping” at this point. It sounded much like a skunk, if more guttural. I then realized that there were more than two people on my property, and the shadow, which had been reacting as if it didn’t know which way to run, was quickly joined by another. For a moment I watched as the shadows chirped at one another when I noticed a figure out of the corner of my eye.

Standing in the flower bed just to the bottom left of my window was a small, humanoid figure, with sickly pale skin, completely hairless, standing roughly 4′. It was looking in the direction of the shadows, and had clearly come from around the left side of the house opposite the porch and had not noticed me as far as I could tell. It’s face was devoid of features, save for large round eyes, very reminiscent in shape and color of a bird’s eye. It had no nose to speak of, and only a small slit for a mouth. It didn’t appear to move it’s mouth as it chirped, sounding more as if the noises originated from it’s throat. It was most certainly not a “wild animal” and even more certainly not a child. I was too terrified to move, and watched as the creature hopped to the others, and together they scrambled into the woods on the right side of my property. It was clear that there were at least five in the group.

I have not mentioned this particular incident to my wife, and the only other person who I’ve spoken to about these creatures are yourself and the close friend who introduced me to our mutual friend Mr. Wriste. I would prefer to keep things that way, and to approach this problem as discreetly as possible. Since that evening, my dog has gone missing from the porch, yet to return, and I can only imagine that his disappearance has to do with these creatures. I’ve gone looking for him during daylight hours, only to find many of my missing belongings scattered at the entrance to an abandoned mine shaft at the far edge of my property. I don’t dare go inside.

My friend has convinced me that my experience is similar to that of other “visitation” experiences, providing me with material and references that back up his claims. I am aware of the outlandish nature of what I have told you, but I am afraid that I have no other explanation for what I have seen, at least at this time. I can see no other option than to seal the entrance to the mine. I cannot achieve this on my own, and I am too frightened to try. I don’t dare share this information with others for fear of ruining my career and the reputation of my family. I am prepared to compensate your travel expenses and offer you unrestricted access with whatever recording equipment that you desire but only on the condition of complete anonymity. Beyond that, I have no other desire than to be rid of this problem.

Please inform me of what you would like photographs of and where to send them.

Thank you again.

I immediately felt the urge to take the Alien Cave Base Task Force a bit more seriously..

Lets recap, shall we? Small, child-size creatures? Check. Terror-stricken family? Check. Desolate property in rural Kentucky? Check. It all sounds very familiar.

Something that didn’t sound familiar, however, was the name Terry Wriste. In fact, I don’t think I’d ever heard the name before and after asking a few other GHI alumni I was certain they never had either. Was he someone we’d met at a convention many years ago? Someone we’d gone to high school with? A friend of a friend of a friend? The answer is none of the above. In fact, Terry Wriste isn’t even a real name.

A bit of googling provides only one source for the name Terry R. Wriste: a pseudonym used by an ex-military occultist interviewed in two rather obscure books printed in the mid-nineties. Titled The Secret Cipher of the Ufonauts and The Secret Rituals of the Men In Black, these particular books are about as fringe as you can get when it comes to ufology, with instructions on contacting “ultraterrestrials” via occult rituals supposedly deciphered by Aleister Crowley himself.

Just before the index of each book, author Allen Greenfield conducts an interview with Terry, who willingly admits that his name is not real. In these interviews, Wriste speaks of a guerrilla group of Vietnam veterans formed in the early 70’s whose directives included the infiltration and destruction of underground alien bases in and around the southern USA. After explaining how the team formed and where many of these cave entrances were located (including one entrance at the famous Brown Mountain in North Carolina), he goes on to describe the botched mission that caused him to retire from kicking space alien ass.

“…we were in a kind of cavern, only, I’d say, artificially hollowed out and illuminated by a greenish glow, defuse; not from a single, identifiable source. Anyhow, the whole area resembled (ufologist Dick) Shaver’s less exotic subterranean story descriptions, and, in more recent terms, some of the modern alien base stories. We were confronted by these small, grayish beings—humanoid only in the technical sense—and one of our guys said “Dero!” and started shooting. He had an M-1 rifle, if I recall. One shot, and [the little gray being] was illuminated in blue, and just gone. Then there was a sound, and I felt my own gun, an M-16, get unbearably hot. I dropped it, turned to run, and was confronted by two of these little gray-skinned guys with a net. Whatever had convinced me my rifle was hot had apparently not focused on my pistol, a vintage Luger, and one of the little net-holders received the last surprise of its life. It kind of exploded, and the other one dropped the net and ran, up the slope, with me suddenly in pursuit. When we got beyond the lighted area, though, it was just gone. I heard gun fire and explosions behind me, and that god-awful hum, and I continued, pistol in hand, looking around wildly, to go back the way I came. Only three of us ever made it back to the surface. One of them died a year or so later, of leukemia, I think. He was only about 24-25, so maybe there’s a connection.”

Wriste also talks of meeting a group of extraterrestrial refugees led by none other than Indrid Cold. Yes, that Indrid Cold. But I digress. Feel free to read the books yourself,  as they’re freely available online.

I wouldn’t be surprised to find that there are other folks out there with the name Terry Wriste, but the coincidence can’t be ignored.  Was David instructed by the very same Wriste? Probably not. It’s possible that David came into contact with a man that claims to have gone A-Team on ET, but it’s also more likely that it’s someone with a background in esoterica having some fun at his expense. Or ours.

I shared this new information with the ACBTF, a name that at that point, was becoming increasingly relevant to the situation. The gang hits the books and between the lot of us, we discover that Pike County is a hotbed of abandoned mines, that eastern Kentucky is home to some of North America’s most expansive systems of underground caverns, and KY as a whole has a history of some very strange UFO sightings. One adventurous Task Forcer even went so far as to call the Pike County State Police station. Their response was that “space aliens are reported all the time”.

I emailed Dave and requested some evidence for the second time, reiterating that if he was truly serious about having us come to Kentucky, we needed some pretty solid proof that we weren’t being jerked around.

He never emailed back.

Until last weekend.

My apologies for the time it has taken me to reply to your previous email. The situation at my home had become unbearable and we chose to stay with my wife’s family out of state until an appropriate solution can be reached. I am at my wits end.

This afternoon my brother-in-law and I traveled back to the house for the first time in over a month, as I needed to check on the security of my property and gather some belongings. The house seems relatively untouched, leading me to believe that the creatures’ motives were driven by the presence of my family. As you requested, I brought a camera back to the property for the purpose of photographic evidence.

While my home was free of tampering, I was able to find a trail of prints that match the size and shape of those previously left by the creatures on my property. The prints lead into the woods behind my home, following a stream that runs near the mine. My brother-in-law, an avid sportsman, can not identify the tracks despite his skepticism. Perhaps you know of someone better suited to identify these prints.

I will be spending the next two nights in my home and will send more images should the opportunity present itself. I am looking forward to your thoughts.

These are the attached images:

   

It doesn’t take a long hard look to see that the footprints are strange. The question is, of course, are they strange because they’re fake, because they belong to an animal whose prints we aren’t used to seeing, or because they belong to a creature we can’t identify?

Seeing as we were now out of the realm of pure anecdote and into potential photographic evidence, I posted the clearer of the two images here at WF and asked for the help of readers in identifying them.

You guys didn’t disappoint. So far I’ve seen theories about wild hog tracks, bear tracks, three-toed humans (and Sasquatches) to name a few, though my favorite was the reader who suggested it was a man on stilts with monster feet stuck on the end. Another reader sent the photo to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department, who so far can’t identify the print but won’t declare it fake either.

Commenter “Isis” drew our attention to the fact that this sighting mirrors the Dover Demon case, dealing with a creature that matches the same description, down to a three-toed footprint. “Mysterian” mentioned that during the Fouke Monster sightings in the 70’s, a Texarkana newspaper published a very similar photo.

It was stated several times that getting an image of the prints next to a yard stick would greatly help in determining the creature’s size. As promised, David delivered. He delivered big time. This arrived the following day:

“The creatures came out the woods late last evening. I have enclosed photographs taken to the best of my ability given the situation. I have also enclosed photographs of the creature’s footprints alongside a measuring stick. My brother-in-law is not as skeptical as he was when we arrived and we will be leaving before dark this evening. I look forward to hearing back from you.”

The following image of the tracks show the prints measuring in around six inches, with a distance of a little over a foot between each:

   

Also attached were three images of the creatures that David claims terrorized his family. The EXIF data shows that the images were snapped, sans flash, with a digital zoom of 2.1. The model camera is a Canon a630. The photos were taken at 6:01 AM on June 19th.

  

As you can see, even with the images cleaned up, the photos are anything but conclusive, with the first being the best of the bunch by a long shot. I almost didn’t bother posting the second two images, but relented in the hopes that someone else may find some value in them. I’m assuming that the image on the left is supposed to be a profile view of the creature. The image on the right just looks like a dinosaur to me, but I guess if we’ve come this far we shouldn’t rule that out either.

One member of the ACBTF, Robyn Montella, took the time analyze the most striking photo, coming up with some interesting results (see chart to the left – click for full size). The International Center for Fortean Zoology is currently doing some research of their own, and we’re still waiting to hear what else the Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife has to say about the new evidence. If anyone else feels like taking a crack at some in-depth analyzation, I’d be more than happy to provide you with the high res images. Drop a line to editor(at)whofortedblog.com and I’ll get them to you.

So, that makes everything just about current. I’ve not received any further emails from David, but you can be sure that I’ll share them with everyone when I do. You have the story, you have the photos, and now we’d like you to share your own thoughts about the case.

Between the blurry images of purported space goblins, the clear photos of unidentifiable footprints, tales of anti-extraterrestrial guerrilla forces led by men with fake names, and the similarities to a handful of different visitation cases over the years, we’ve got a whole bunch of questions. We’re hoping you can help us answer them. You know, preferably before we decide to drive to Kentucky and die in an abandoned mine shaft. Or some strange man’s sex dungeon.

Can you identify the footprints? Do you recognize the creature in the photos? Who is Terry Wriste? Why would a space faring species go barefoot? Is it even an extraterrestrial? The list goes on. If you have theories, answers, or musings on any and all things involving this case, by all means, share them with us.

And for what it’s worth, the Alien Cave Base Task Force is still recruiting. And we have t-shirts.

Greg Newkirk

Greg Newkirk

Senior Editor at Who Forted
Documentary film-maker, professional monster chaser, and mystery monger, Greg is the senior editor for Who Forted? 'Zine. When he's not occupied by writing about the wide world of the weird, he's busy directing and editing documentary films like The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching or writing about offbeat travel for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his new project: an original documentary web series titled Planet Weird. He currently lives in Cincinnati.
Greg Newkirk
Greg Newkirk

226 Comments

  1. Chasing Midnight

    06/20/2012 at 4:48 AM

    I’m no expert on Alien Cave Bases, but I can hunt the fuck out of werewolves. Been doing it for over 20 years back in the U.K. One thing I’ve learned is that if you’ve found one nest, then there’s probably a dozen more that you haven’t. Before this gets out of hand may I suggest opening up a second front on this side of the Atlantic, “Alien Cave Base Task Force U.K”. However I wouldn’t recommend forming an “Alien Cave Base Task Force Europe”, as most of Europe is a shit-hole, especially France.

    • Henry

      06/20/2012 at 4:15 PM

      So you are suggesting a low yeild tactical nuke.
      Especially on France.

    • Sean

      06/20/2012 at 7:41 PM

      Wait werewolves? in the UK?

      • Greg Newkirk

        06/20/2012 at 10:11 PM

        ChasingMidnight hates werewolves. You can just hear it in his voice every time he talks about them. That could have something to do with the terrifying trip we took to Bray Rd.

        • ChasingMidnight

          06/20/2012 at 10:43 PM

          One thing I learned was that if you have to take a dump, don’t do it at Bray Rd. Anyone that thinks they can outrun a werewolf with their trousers around their ankles, is wrong. And yes, there are werewolf’s in England, they even have their own pubs.

        • j

          07/04/2012 at 10:06 AM

          Bray road near Elkhorn, WI?

          If so, please fill me in. I am just about to buy a house on Bray rd in Lafayette WI…. I am serious.

          thanks

          • Greg Newkirk

            07/04/2012 at 10:13 AM

            Yeah, that’s the place alright. For years (some would go so far as to say hundreds), the people residing in the area have talked about a “beast” (or several) that roams that area attacking animals and skulking off into the forest. It’s almost always described as a werewolf. It’s such a big deal that the local police keep a close eye on that particularl stretch of road. Hit google with “The Beast of Bray Road” and you’ll find a whole lot than I could possibly remember. Local author Linda Godfrey is a fantastic resource on the beasts sightings.

          • JMPOW

            07/07/2012 at 12:07 PM

            Yeah, did Linda also say that they are usually found around lakes and other bodies of water? I wonded why that is.

      • It is I only

        06/26/2012 at 4:59 AM

        Werewolves in UK?? Sure look in Westminster!

    • Daniel

      06/28/2012 at 7:24 PM

      You sir, are awesome.

    • tanishq

      04/11/2014 at 2:14 PM

      I read an article on this which states that it can be nothing but a nocturnal owl which looked like a goblin to drunk peeps

  2. Robert A. Goerman

    06/20/2012 at 6:08 AM

    Two statements herein caught my attention:

    “Last month they took my dog. The police refuse to provide any further assistance, attributing the problems to wild animals and forwarding my complaints to the state game commission.”

    “I believe they are coming from an abandoned mine located on the edge of my property.”

    These “creatures,” if real, probably have absolutely no connection to those “Kentucky Goblins.” But, of course, folks just have to label them as “aliens” or “extraterrestrials.”

  3. Robert A. Goerman

    06/20/2012 at 6:47 AM

    Perhaps “David” could use a laser pointer to temporarily blind and/or disable one of these lifeforms? Have you asked the witness if he ever noticed any eyeshine associated with these creatures? If so, what color?

  4. Grant Wilson

    06/20/2012 at 7:13 AM

    Hi, Grant Wilson here. I recently bought a bed and breakfast in upstate New York, and after being kicked out of my own reality-show, I’m a few payments behind on the mortgage. I think the hunt for this alien cave creature would make a fantastic pilot for the SY-FY channel, and I believe I would be a great asset to your Alien Cave Base Task Force. You won’t believe the things I can do with a length of fishing wire, and I have some great ideas for a crotch-less spandex uniform that we could wear. Please get in touch; you can leave a message for me at the Rhode Island night shelter. Or failing that, try the underpass near 23rd and main.

  5. Robyn

    06/20/2012 at 7:55 AM

    This story is so amazing, especially when I read it from start to finish. this whole experience, hoax or not, would make an amazing documentary!

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/20/2012 at 10:28 AM

      Hmm..

      I say we bring Tim Holmes into the ACBTF and take him to Kentucky with us. Those creatures won’t stand a chance. Especially if they looked even remotely like geese.

      • Robyn

        06/21/2012 at 6:12 AM

        I think this is the most brilliant idea ever! God help them if they look like a diploma!

  6. John Zaffis

    06/20/2012 at 8:10 AM

    Hi John Zaffis here. Have you ever considered smearing your buttocks with mashed goat-foreskin? I have been investigating the paranormal for over 120 years and using this simple technique I have never been attacked by an Alien Cave Base dweller. However I have been “shagged up the arse” several times when I was investigating Eastern State Penitentiary, so this form of protection doesn’t always work against “supernautural” beings. Although it should be noted that in this particular case, it was not in fact demons that were responsible, but one of the young Filipino tour guides by the name of Kim Fong.

    • Tee Louis

      07/13/2014 at 9:05 AM

      You shouldn’t deface this. It could very likely be real.

  7. Chris Augustin

    06/20/2012 at 10:45 AM

    Hello, Chris Augustin, of Aliens the Truth here. Excellent work to date, a truly interesting story that I believe could very well produce good evidence if you pursue the case. I wish I lived closer to the area so I could offer assistance, but unfortunately, I’m in Philadelphia.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/20/2012 at 10:52 AM

      Hey, Chris. I’m in the same boat – Toronto, Ontario here. There is talk of renting a couple vans and making a trip out of this, should this all pan out. We have to swing by Philly to pick Robyn up anyway!

    • Robyn

      06/21/2012 at 6:13 AM

      I am in Philadelphia and just as Greg said, they have to come get me! or we could road trip it and meet them!

    • Richard

      07/19/2012 at 4:38 AM

      I am retired and totaly fearless you pay me and geve me what I need to help me . I cant take hand granaids or guns on the flite from her in thailand . I want to go to the mineshaft that has the ET”s you want to get rid of !Find a fealess camera man with me to take pictures? Would be a great help to get pictures .

  8. Diana

    06/20/2012 at 11:11 AM

    Road Trip… Hey Robyn, this could get interesting… :)

  9. Bruce Priddy

    06/20/2012 at 11:35 AM

    This story gets stranger and stranger. The obscure references to equally obscure books on the occult give this thing a creepy vibe. Allusions to little known books, Lovecraft, Machen, the Hopkinsville incident and other cases…if this is a hoax, it is an elaborate one. As I’m in Kentucky (in Louisville), if you decide to investigate, count me in.

    By the way, if you want to know what a skunk sound like, here you go…

    http://soundjax.com/skunk_sounds-1.html

  10. Bobby

    06/20/2012 at 11:39 AM

    I live one county over. I’ll help anyway possible.

    • J.J. Ousley

      06/21/2012 at 6:44 PM

      I’m in Floyd county, Ky. Please let me know if I may be of assistance. FYI: I can’t imagine why an outsider with no family in eastern ky would move here for peace and quiet. We may have aliens, Bigfoot and haunted houses, but no peace and quiet!!!!

      • Bobby

        06/23/2012 at 7:34 AM

        Exactly.

  11. Kelly

    06/20/2012 at 12:57 PM

    Thank you for printing this. As someone who has seen “something” in my own yard recently I was very excited to read this person’s account. Then I was disappointed. In the 5th paragraph he explains his dog and refers to the dog as female three times… (her,her, she). THEN in the second to the last paragraph he refers to his dog as male… (his, him). Now unless he failed to state that he had two dogs one male one female. He just slipped up his story. Also, he said he didnt want his wife knowing about anything at all. Yet he is staying with her family & his brother-in-law accompanied him back to the house. Unless he left out that he had finally told her of the goings on. It’s a shame because there’s real people out there who do need help. Thanks, Kelly

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/20/2012 at 10:14 PM

      This was recently brought to my attention as well, and I honestly never spotted it once until then. I should ask “David” about this and see what he says…

      • Eddie

        06/21/2012 at 9:42 AM

        Sounds like you have lots of questions to get answers to or there will be lots of people calling Hoax. Interesting read this is. Sounds somewhat like other stories out there.

        • Greg Newkirk

          06/21/2012 at 9:57 AM

          That’s pretty par for the course. I’m beginning to believe that all paranormal creatures are issued a complimentary photo blurring device upon admission to Earth.

    • Jimny Pivo

      02/02/2013 at 9:44 AM

      I agree with Kelly. This story had me hooked until the dog’s gender changed.

  12. Kirsty

    06/20/2012 at 1:29 PM

    If the Alien Cave Base Task Force is soon, I’m up for coming from Scotland. blasted job gets in the way. I have no relevant skills, but I bring whiskey and am up for an adventure. I have my own camping gear and teeth.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/20/2012 at 10:16 PM

      I’d say whiskey counts close enough to a skill for me, particularly if you bring it over from Scotland.. Maybe it works the same way it does in Fallout.. we’ll take a hit to our perception with gain some strength and charisma.

      Pff.. like we even need that anyway.

    • Bruce Priddy

      06/21/2012 at 9:04 PM

      Whiskey?

      This is bourbon country!

      • Kirsty

        06/21/2012 at 11:45 PM

        Take whiskey in. Take bourbon out. Leave nothing but rumours.

        It would be a cultural exchange.

  13. Crash Underride

    06/20/2012 at 1:41 PM

    I agree with Robyn, a very interesting read from start to finish, hoax or not. I’m really interested and wish I could help out. I am in West Virginia, however, I don’t have the equipment to investigate this. :( Hope something does come from it, either aliens or proof of a hoax.

  14. Kwin The Eskimo

    06/20/2012 at 4:45 PM

    Live somewhat near the location. This would be an interesting expedition. Can bring a myriad of interesting skills to the table (won’t go into details here). Keep us posted.

  15. Robyn

    06/20/2012 at 7:25 PM

    ROAD TRIP!

    • Nancy

      06/22/2012 at 1:27 PM

      Giggle

  16. Ken Summers

    06/20/2012 at 7:47 PM

    Whatever it is, real or fake, I’ll devise the most complex awkward devices possible to catch it. :)

    An Australian comedy show used the name “Terry Wrist” a few years back for a fake passenger on an airline, as a joke on “terrorist”. Wonder if it’s that sort of shenanigans…

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/20/2012 at 10:19 PM

      As Richard Goerman pointed out (pun intended), whatever you build needs to involve a laser pointer.

      Also, Terry Wriste – terrorist. Hm..

    • Hbloodbath

      06/22/2012 at 10:43 AM

      “Chasers War On Everything”
      They also used the name “Al Keida”

    • Anthony Hogg

      07/06/2012 at 11:05 AM

      That’s the first thing that popped into my head, too, when I read ‘Terry Wriste’s name. Nonetheless, I was surprised to find out it’d also been used by an obscure ufologist.

      Anyhoo, here’s a clip of the skit in question:

  17. Marika

    06/20/2012 at 9:48 PM

    I lived in Pike County for years! I’m almost willing to bet I know exactly where “David” lives-I spent my childhood running all over that area, hunting morels and ginseng, lol. For the record, I never ran into any goblins or aliens, but I heard a LOT of creepy stories growing up. Of course, the stories were probably meant to scare me into giving up “huntin’ sang” in favor of girlier activities, lmao…Didn’t work.

    Out of curiosity, is “David’s” real first name William? If it is, this whole thing is a big joke.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/20/2012 at 10:23 PM

      Interesting… where do you think he’s from? Also, his name isn’t William, or a variation of it. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a big joke either.

      And you can’t just mention hearing a lot of creepy stories from the area without sharing them! Besides, the Task Force may need other legends to scope out should we get to Kentucky and be disappointed.

  18. David

    06/20/2012 at 9:49 PM

    Set up a trail cam by the mine entrance for more photos. They probably need something to eat and drink, right? There must be a way to bait and trap them.

    There probably isn’t a need to blow up the mine–Just fill it full of carbon monoxide if your intent is to kill. But why not try communicating with them first? Rock solid proof has a very high value, and a photo is not rock solid proof.

  19. Erynn

    06/20/2012 at 9:55 PM

    I’m not entirely sure, but I do remember reading something very similar to the what “David” sent you on what I think was the paranormal board on 4chan a while back.

    So, unless someone grabbed the email off this website and posted on /x/ to try and troll some people, the email “David” sent might be fake.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/20/2012 at 10:03 PM

      No, you remember correctly. This is the exact story. I’m op. I attempted to post the new photos to /x/ a few days ago, but when they arrived I was bombed and totally fucked it up. I’m sure the thread didn’t last very long and that everyone said it was fake and gay. I’ll pop back in soon with some proof and high res images.

      • Erynn

        06/20/2012 at 10:19 PM

        I apologise for my ambiguity, but the post that was made on /x/ that I read wasn’t a few days ago; it was at least a month or two ago. I don’t go on /x/ all too often but I do remember a story very similar to what David sent you being posted by someone.

        I don’t look deeper in to the thread but he laid the situation out almost completly in the first post.
        I remember the OP mention all of the following in the first post.
        * Hairless, naked creatures tapping on the windows
        * The creatures taking stuff from the guy’s house
        * The OP believed that the creatures came from an abandoned mineshaft near his house.
        * The OP wanted to go in there with a shotgun but was too afraid to.

        The OP didn’t mention children, but they might have mentioned owning a dog. I don’t entirely rememer the details because it was a month or two ago, but I do remember thinking how messed up it was.

        The way the OP wrote it out was a lot less eloquent too, and I think the OP had a picture of the front of a mineshaft as the accompanying picture.

        I wish I took a screen cap of it or something, but at the time it seemed like someone posting creepypasta or trolling.

        • Greg Newkirk

          06/20/2012 at 10:34 PM

          No, seriously, that was me!

          I should have been more clear, when I made the first series of posts it was about a month and a half ago, maybe 2. At that point, “David” had only sent me the emails. In this article the board I mentioned sharing the emails with was /x/. I literally copied and pasted the email, and we hung out and talked about rounding up some /k/ommandos and rolling down to KY to kill martians, fury of the internet in tow. The “Aien Cave Base Task Force” was coined in that thread, in fact, one of the /x/ers actually made that ACBTF logo. I loved it so I saved it.

          Then my laptop motherboard took a shit (alien tampering?) and I didn’t hear from David again until this weekend. As soon as I got the emails, my first thought was updating /x/, and so I did, albeit very drunkly. I don’t think it worked out well. There should have been two of the high res, unwatermarked images posted by me that evening, but one ended up getting posted as a second thread.

          I could have sworn someone said they were archiving the original thread. I’ve got a bunch of screencaptures on my laptop to back it up, but I’ll have to get an adapter to get them off the hard drive. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone ran with the original thread and decided to post as David or something, but I promise you, David does not seem like the kind of guy who would post to /x/, and I’m pretty sure his kids are way too young. He has a rocketmail email account if that tells you anything.

          • Erynn

            06/20/2012 at 10:53 PM

            Now I’ve thought more about it, I do remember the start of the post had something to do with someone receiving an email, so I think you’re right.

            Sorry to be so persistent, but I’ve seen people on /x/ get trolled by smartly written creepy pasta before to an incredible degree, I was just hoping to inform you of a possible forgery; if it was one that is.

            On another note, this story is incredibly interesting and written very well.

  20. ChasingMidnight

    06/20/2012 at 10:26 PM

    Real or not. When do the Alien Cave Base T-shirts go on sale ?

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/20/2012 at 10:39 PM

      Haha, oh god, I would wear one too. If people want them, I can definitely whip some up and throw them into the store at cost. They’d be like $8.90.

      • amanda

        06/22/2012 at 6:11 AM

        i’d soooo buy one! email me when available if u do choose to do this! :) This story is soooo interesting. Heard about it on MU plus.

  21. Julius A. Grant

    06/21/2012 at 12:44 AM

    So I followed those links on the books…a mix of new world order,
    freemason, and other esoteric majick stuff, masked in the guise of alien research. Pretty boring actually, as it is all couched in numeric code etc, references. Did lead me to some awesome revisiting of the Ingrid Cold stuff however which was really cool. Nice work *whoever* is responsible
    for these amazing events. PS…The cave alien part is kind of cool.

  22. C Carlson

    06/21/2012 at 8:07 AM

    I agree with several others: if this is a hoax, it’s a very well constructed one. You really need to have “boots on the ground” to take a look. Too bad John Keel is gone, I could see him riding down in a rented car with an battered notebook and a tape recorder and scoping it out.

  23. Conquistador3

    06/21/2012 at 8:22 AM

    Good to see WF back in business.

    Three things that came into my mind.
    1)The tracks look very similar albeit scaled down in size to some made by alleged “three toed Bigfoot” (or is it Bigfeet?) in Vermont and Pennsylvania. Although I do not believe in Bigfoot this could be interesting.
    2)The Kelly-Hopkinsville creatures were reported to be three toed.
    3)According to the EXIF file the picture was snapped at 6AM on the 19th of June. I am in the habit of exercising my dogs in the woods very early in the morning in this period to escape the heat and it doesn’t get that dark even in the densest part of the woods. Leaving the “creature” itself aside something’s not right.

    • Patt

      06/23/2012 at 2:13 PM

      Good point on the light. I live in KY too (Louisville) and at 6am there would be plenty of light. So there is something strange there.

      • Niki

        07/08/2012 at 7:19 PM

        Some people never bother to set their time and date on their digital cameras. That could be a reason, but I’m nowhere near KY so you guys probably know best.

    • butch

      03/18/2013 at 4:17 AM

      obviously you have never been in the mountains of eastern ky, i live south of pike county( harlan county, and it isnt bight outside until about 7:30 in the morning here in the summer( mountains blocking the sun and tree canopy can darken the day quite early)!
      just thought i would post this so you wouldn’t get hung up on the fact that the pic seems dark. Also, as far as the weird stories than have been discussed about above,check out harlan county haunts website for some pretty good tales.

  24. C Carlson

    06/21/2012 at 10:21 AM

    For what it’s worth: internet sources say there are no three toed mammals (except the sloth, which we can probably rule out).
    I did a search of “three toed animals kentucky” and see that a year ago someone asked the question on Yahoo Ask, saying they found one near a creek.
    Nothing like a mystery to help kill a day off work……

  25. NS

    06/21/2012 at 10:40 AM

    Why not contact George Noory from Coast to Coast am? If this is a real thing, maybe the guys there could investigate. Might even fund some kind of expedition, who knows. I’ve heard the guys there mention being willing to go on bigfoot hunts etc when the opportunity arose that something wasn’t fake.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/21/2012 at 10:45 AM

      That’s a good call. Though, I’ve tried contacting George Noory on several occasions (particularly about our Bigfoot hunting documentary), and I’m ignored every single time. Maybe it’s the name, haha. So unless someone has a direct line to the guy, I have a feeling my correspondence won’t count for much.

      • Don

        06/24/2012 at 3:33 PM

        http://www.coasttocoastam.com/
        click on contact and maybe someone will relay the story to George. Their webmaster has the ability to do so I would think. :)

        Great story too Greg!

  26. Jack Sundry

    06/21/2012 at 12:16 PM

    This sounds like an incredibly interesting story. Don’t know how the situation is in the US – but if this was in the UK? It would be once in a lifetime opportunity to ending the mystery that has plagued mankind since he was first able to lookup at the skies, “Are we alone?” There would be enough people (money or no money) who’d be at that place before teatime. First thing, have you spoken to this chap over the phone? Get yourself a throwaway pay as you go mobile for a fiver, email him the number, if he is that desperate for your help, he’ll call you before sundown. Next, advise him to leave the floodlights alone, by two wide angle CCTV cams +DVR for less than 150 quid. Let them record day + night. On the phone, if the man is real and wants help, he will have to disclose his details to you, you’ll then know whether its Mr Joker or the real deal – also, get him to send you the travel ticket paid for. If so, you have a chance in becoming the most famous man on planet earth, “The Man who proved aliens exist and are on this planet.” OR “The Man who discovered a new species of bald cave man”. Either way, you wont have to work again if this is real and you play your cards right. So c’mon, lets get something done about this so we finally come a step closer into solving the biggest mystery of mankind.

    • Pete

      09/22/2013 at 10:47 PM

      I like your thoughts.
      I say…..DO IT!

  27. neal

    06/21/2012 at 1:18 PM

    for what it is worth, there are are stories told about Kentucky among the remaining indigenous tribes in the Ohio valley. Basically, very haunted, off limits, concentric rings of dangerous contact zones, spelled out in erased markers, before humanity got the bright idea that nothing is off limits.

    Now, if you had been in Point Pleasant, back in the day, or even now, you might have learned to pay attention to the stories, and the warning signs, from hard earned experience of living in occupied lands.

    • Bruce Priddy

      07/12/2012 at 1:41 AM

      Neal, where can we find more information about these stories?

  28. MERLIN

    06/21/2012 at 5:08 PM

    FYI. The shootout with the aliens sounds like a very similar story told by Phil Schnieder. His videos were on veterans today and the stories sound eerily similar.

  29. Clevergirl

    06/21/2012 at 6:35 PM

    Why would a space faring species go barefoot? Good question.
    1. Why would they keep wearing space boots if they’re on the ground?
    2. Don’t you kick your shoes off when your’re at home?
    3. It’s Kentucky.
    4. If they’re not wearing any other clothing, why not be barefoot?

  30. PowerPC

    06/21/2012 at 6:40 PM

    Not impressed at all with Ghost Hunters, Inc. Looks like to much college student behavior. Are they serious in their investigations are do they BS around like they do in their photos? Also how serious can they be considering they have not updated their website in three years? Updating the website would seem to be the easiest job to do considering it can be done regardless of the weather, the time of the year or any other deterrents Mother Nature can throw at us. Is it due to a lack of material or investigation results? If they are too busy to update the website they should have tons of evidence to post on the website. The point that really bothers me is that they seem to be proud of the three year anniversary of their absence from the site.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/21/2012 at 7:02 PM

      You must have missed the paragraph where I clearly implied that GHI did not take things very seriously, making “David’s” contact even more perplexing. I think you’re under the impression that the group is still active, and they’re not. Difference of opinions and growth spurts (physical and mental) assured that the group fizzled out around five years ago, though in reality things had only been barely hanging together for three years before that. The team was very much driven by “fun”, and while we may not have accomplished very much in terms of physical evidence, we were so despised by the television ghost hunting gestappo that Jason Hawes once threatened to punch us in our collective faces should he ever meet us at a conference. Point of pride, that was.

      So no, Ghost Hunters Inc. didn’t take themselves very seriously, but when you form your paranormal investigation team at 12 years old with the influence of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and too many Time Life Mysteries books, the results aren’t very surprising. I wouldn’t trade those experiences for the world though – gone are the days of ghost hunting for fun in today’s era of Paranormal State/Ghost Hunters/Haunted Collector fueled pseudo-religious crusading. I’m happy we got to experience those kinds of adventures before they became an industry.

      • amanda

        06/22/2012 at 6:16 AM

        Well put!! Good for you!

      • PowerPC

        06/24/2012 at 4:04 PM

        Ok, thanks for that info. That does make a big difference as I was under the impression that you were still an active group. You should take pride in the threat from Jason Hawes….the apparent owner of all things paranormal in the entire world. They have some serious problems and I am surprised they have stayed together as long as they have. I will admit that I was completely mislead about your site and group….It was all due to my own assumptions however.

    • Pete

      09/22/2013 at 10:49 PM

      agreed

  31. KK

    06/21/2012 at 7:21 PM

    Yes, very similar to the Dulce base stories.

    The odd choice of sidearm gives it away.

    “Terry” carried a vintage (German) Luger?
    Phil Schneider (supposedly) carried a (German) Walther PPK in an odd caliber.

    Why would both “anti-ET commandos” carry obscure old German pistols?

    Those are red flags. The authors of both stories are dropping a false detail to tip you off.

    This is the US.
    In any of these early stories (if real) these guys (if real men) would be carrying a .45 cal auto. Full stop.
    The .45 is all gun guys talked about for ages. Especially through the 70′s and 80′s.

    Now, the “typical” gun would be a junk Glock or something. It’s just because that gun has “mindshare” now and the brand is “popular”.

    Dunno about you gents…but if I’m going into a cave in search of ???
    my gun choice would be an AK-47 variant. Compact, high power and goes BANG every damn time you pull the trigger. EVERY time.

    M-16? Pfft…you got a deathwish or something?

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/21/2012 at 7:37 PM

      And this is exactly why /x/ voted to get /k/ involved. I know zilch about weapons. Used to shoot cans with a .22, shot an SKS a few times while Bigfoot hunting years ago. That’s the extent of it.

      When you say “false details to tip you off”, are you saying that Terry wants people to figure out that his story is bunk? Or just be misleading?

      • KK

        06/21/2012 at 7:59 PM

        That’s the “vibe” I get from these stories.
        It’s just my gut feeling.

        A gun nut would instantly notice the slip up.

        Hence, it could be a “wink wink” type situation like you say. Def. more plausible than “misleading” I guess?

    • Ron Kirkpatrick

      06/22/2012 at 3:16 AM

      No rifle is a cave. Shot gun first side arm backup weapon.

    • Jerf

      06/22/2012 at 8:47 AM

      If I’m going into a mine a-huntin’ nekkid 3-toed possums with ray guns and nets, I’m toting a Benelli M1014 combat 12-gage.

    • Jo

      07/13/2012 at 9:34 AM

      M-16′s were at the time of the story standard issue for the military just as they are now, so there’s nothing odd about those. A lot of men in Vietnam had fathers who had brought back Lugers from Germany in WWII; they used them on active duty, it was a prestigious weapon to have.

      A little unconventional, yes, but not nearly as improbable as you make out.

  32. Ron Kirkpatrick

    06/22/2012 at 3:13 AM

    I can go. I am retired military. Ever heard of moon eyed people? My Cherokee family told stories of them. If its real cool. If not. Fun trip. Look up otter and muskrat tracks. There are very large river otters make similar tracks but gate is off.

    • Hbloodbath

      06/22/2012 at 10:49 AM

      I’m interested in hearing these stories

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/23/2012 at 10:34 AM

      I’m interested in hearing these stories as well! We’ll look into otter prints.

  33. UFO SEX

    06/22/2012 at 4:21 AM

    아 시발 미국년들 개따먹고싶다

  34. Jake

    06/22/2012 at 5:04 AM

    if I wasn’t 17 and in the middle of moving would TOTALLY join your task force :D. I’ll just doresearch and report my findings about related cases, other goings on in the area, etc. :b

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/23/2012 at 10:35 AM

      You don’t have to travel to KY to be a member of the task force. You’re in!

      • Jake

        06/26/2012 at 1:51 PM

        WOO! \ :o /

  35. ChasingMidnight

    06/22/2012 at 6:06 AM

    I think the Alien Cave Base Hunt should be combined with the long awaited Fortfest 2. It would be fantastic, dozens of drunk people hopefully some armed) chasing around in the dark looking for Aliens. After that, assuming fatalities are at a minimum, the local community could have an annual Alien Cave Fest, like the Mothman Festival. Lets face it, much like hunting or werewolf’s, alien-hunting could be fun. Who cares if it’s real.

    • Kirsty

      06/23/2012 at 4:21 AM

      Ooh, I like this idea.

    • Conquistador3

      06/23/2012 at 5:47 AM

      I like this guy.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/23/2012 at 10:37 AM

      I’m in. I love this idea.

    • Pete

      09/22/2013 at 10:54 PM

      superb idea!

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  37. Occams Laser

    06/22/2012 at 11:03 AM

    I’m definitely up for stomping some alien ass. I haven’t yet met my quota for the 1st half of the year so I need to get on the ball here. Let me be the first to volunteer to enter that mine.

    • Jake

      06/22/2012 at 12:31 PM

      sounds like a plot to a predator-esque horror movie :D

      • Pete

        09/22/2013 at 10:56 PM

        nah…4 feet is too short for a horror….I mean…Critters were shorter but it wasn’t based off of a myth

  38. R Emmet Lee

    06/22/2012 at 5:16 PM

    I’m a wizard, so you should arrange to take me along. Being the real thing, I charge for my services, but I’ll waive everything but the travel expenses on this one… I’m intrigued. There’s every likelihood that the story is total BS, as with so many things “paranormal”. Of course, there’s that tiny chance that it’s real, and therefore actually worth pursuing. One of the primary reasons that so little of the paranormal gets validated is that people are pre-programmed to disbelieve, and therefore talk themselves out of genuine investigation. Terry Wriste being brought into it means either that somebody has been doing their homework to support a convincing hoax, or that something very sinister is going on.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/23/2012 at 10:36 AM

      For the love of all things holy, who is Terry Wriste?! Do you know of him?! Please please please drop us an email and fill us in!

      • R Emmet Lee

        06/26/2012 at 12:32 PM

        Yes, I have some information. I’ll email you, since this isn’t general dissemination information. That said, for the masses — the book in question, Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts is itself a cipher work, not entirely written in code, but significant portions of it are. Any mathematical/hermetical geniuses out there want to go to work on it? It’s old enough now that I doubt translating the messages will get you killed.

  39. Scott Lyall

    06/23/2012 at 2:15 PM

    There’s a story in Bart Nunnelly’s Mysterious Kentucky about a family being attacked at night by small humanoids they thought were coming from underground, though I think they were described as chimp or ape like. He’s probably worth getting in touch with as someone on the ground, though I agree the comedy psuedoonym is a bit of a red flag.

    • Leaf Avilez

      11/27/2013 at 4:03 PM

      Hello, I hope you read this and can get back to me. I would like to know more about the family that was attacked by small humanoids as well. The same thing started happening to my family as of 3 days ago. I have been searching online EVERYWHERE and you are the first person to describe them correctly. They are not knomes or faeries… some look demonic or maybe dog like and some look very ape like… some even look like tiny gray aliens. They are anywhere from as small as 3 inches to 6 inches. They seem to be solid creatures but can also completely disappear at will. They speak their own language which I do not understand and sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard before but they can also speak English. When they speak to you it sounds likea loud whisper if that makes any sense. I do not know what they want but they are oobviously demonic in nature as their precense brings on a fearfu, oppressive feeling. I feel like they are trying to attack us to hurt us or maybe take something from us. When I lay in bed you can feel them and hear them trying to get inside the covers. They also throw small stuff at you. I feel it hit me but I can never find what they throw. I have tried praying and asking Jesus Christ to allow the Holy Spirit to fill my house with his presence. It keeps them at bay but they haven’t completely gone away. Now I know when you gear this you are going to think I’m crazy… trust me I thought I was going crazy at first too. Until my sister saw them last night as well. Not only that but now I have video evidence as well as pictures I took of them. Now here is one of the strangest things… I don’t think you can actually take a picture of them unless they allow you to because yesterday when my sister saw a small ape like creature by the television I took out my camera phone. You could see it perfectly on the screen, as clear as day you could see the ugly little fucker… but as soon as I clicked record the camera didn’t capture the creature but me and my sister could still see it with our own eyes. That is what surprised me more than anything. Anyways if you can direct me to the story about the other family this happened to it would help me out a lot. I need to figure out what these things are so I can get rif of them.

  40. Patt

    06/23/2012 at 2:32 PM

    Very interesting story! My first thought having lived in a rural county in AR for a decade was that his neighbors were yanking his chain. Maybe they didn’t want anybody owning that property or they were just bored or he ticked them off. It happens all the time although the alien thing would be an odd choice of scare tactics.

    I can’t see anyone pushing it as far as they did though or for so long. Or especially anyone taking off with his dog. So either he is being pestered by something real or he made it up and if he did he should be writing stories because this one is really good. Creepypasta can get pretty elaborate so I wouldn’t toss that idea out.

    One idea that I haven’t seen tossed out is what if they are not aliens at all? What if a group of humans went underground a long time ago and that’s what they mutated into? Native Americans were telling stories of little people long before Europeans got here. It’s quite possible someone could be living in the cave systems here, KY is covered with them. If we can have Blue people here why not Cave people?

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/24/2012 at 9:42 PM

      The idea of cave people is far scarier to me than aliens, and let me tell you, I am horrified at the concept of extraterrestrials. It’s all the probings, I think.

      The film “The Descent” was along those lines, of the Native Americans that went underground and become monsters. Easily one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen. Let’s hope that an eventual Kentucky road trip does not bear much resemblance.

      I also thought that he might have neighbors messing with him. He did say that he was new to the area. But again, like you said, this seems far too dedicated for a neighbor having some fun at a new person’s expense.

      • Niki

        07/08/2012 at 7:37 PM

        Biologically speaking, they could plausibly be cave people. If they live in absence of sunlight they have no pigmentation, ergo pale skin. Also creatures of the deep sea where it’s pitch black, and creatures of the night, have pretty big eyes. Living in a cave and evolving would probably do that.

        Now, evolving takes more than just hundreds of years, and it doesn’t explain the big heads, three-toed tracks, chirping, etc. So even though I personally like the cave people idea, it doesn’t sound very practical.

  41. aenhel seqes

    06/23/2012 at 6:06 PM

    all of you who believe this. are so silly.

  42. Mainer

    06/24/2012 at 5:56 AM

    Assuming, for just a moment, that this isn’t the very probable hoax which it so appears to be, a few words of warning are in order to any would-be investigators of phenomena of this kind — be careful what you go looking for, you just might find it.
    Some of you know that stretching back into antiquity there are accounts of strange, underground-dwelling creatures which, on occasion, seem to take an interest in human beings.
    Almost always an interest of a very unhealthy sort, and one which often ends very badly indeed for its object.

    To those who insist on pressing forward into the darkness, I would say this; bring iron or steel, bring a a bell, and bring fire. Note the location of any running water in the area, and if you must flee, retreat back across that moving water with all speed. And speak aloud the Lord’s Prayer with all the conviction which you can muster; hope to God that He will help you in those forsaken places, for almost certainly man can not.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/24/2012 at 9:48 PM

      Jesus.. you win at terrifying the whole gang. So for the record, you’re saying that going into the cave would be a bad idea? Can we substitute fire with firepower?

      • Ryan

        06/26/2012 at 10:55 PM

        He’s referring to various European folklore traditions. Specifically various faeries, goblins, and similar critters. But also witches, demons, and similarly dead things. Iron harms them, they can’t abide the tolling of bells (usually church bells), fear fire, and can’t cross running water. The Lord’s Prayer or Hail Mary as protection. Depends on where you are an what your dealing with.

        A lot of the really old school, still actively told stories of this kind more deal with violating a sacred or creature associated place, or some offense to them, and the seeking of revenge later. So if that was something to worry about you’d be unlikely to actually see or experience anything.

        Maybe some people experience some bad luck, or mysteriously die later. Corpse desecration that sort of thing. In Ireland they always do something to your cow.

        • Ryan

          06/26/2012 at 11:39 PM

          I actually didn’t think initially I had much to add to the discussion here. But Mainer’s comment has shook out a whole bunch of stuff. Its been a long time since I read up on Appalachian folklore, but if memory serves stories like this are epidemic in Appalachia. Especially in this particular part of Kentucky. There’s even a similar trend up in New England. These stories go back generations, and might have been a influence on Lovecraft.

          There were similar stories among Native American tribes in the area. But more importantly Appalachia was first settled by Scotch Irish and Irish immigrants. And that usually where the tradition is said to start. Irish folklore is heavily based around the idea that faeries and various goblins and malevolent beings lived at (technically under) specific sites. Usually old ring forts, neolithic mines or mounds, ancient burial sites, caves, large isolated hills, stretches of woodland, old castles and ruins. These places were either to be avoided or provided every bit of respect. Lest the small folk interfere with your cow (there does seem to always be a cow in Irish stories).

          That tradition is itself is directly drawn from the pre-christian belief that the Celtic gods and various other precursors to the more modern faeries lived underground, often at these same sites.

          So there’s potentially another Lovecraft connection. As well as a well known and very, very, long tradition of stories with these same features. Creepy, largely invulnerable little men who live underground. Their interactions with humans are mischievous or malevolent. And when offended their first resort is killing your livestock/pets.

    • butch

      03/18/2013 at 4:33 AM

      you take an open flame in an abandon mine and you most definrtly wont come back out! methane builds up very quickly underground here,also look up the term ” coaldamp”, it’s used here to describe old mines that have been re-opened and all the oxygen has been push out by the methane and dust, which will kill you before you hit the ground. just a little friendly advice.

  43. Margaret

    06/24/2012 at 12:16 PM

    “David’s story is very interesting. Overall, well-written and provides a good level of detail. However, one discrepancy is bothering me. In the early part of his tale, he refers to his dog as a female (her, she). When the dog disappears, he then refers to the dog as a male (his, him). Most people who have pets consistently refer to the pet in the pet’s actual gender even the pet has been neutered.

    David also does not say what the dog did when he let her/him out that night. Why the dog suddenly wanted to go out after all those times of barking til it was hoarse to come back in, seemingly frightened?

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/24/2012 at 9:58 PM

      A few other people have noted this as well. I asked him about that in my last email. Here’s hoping there is an answer. If not, well, I think that lends more credence to the idea that it’s all a scam.

  44. Patt

    06/24/2012 at 12:39 PM

    Another angle on this one, I was reading my Weird Kentucky book since the 3 toed prints sounded familiar and they are quite common here. Mary Burlington is a researcher whose focus is on reptilians and she has a collection of accounts from KY (and other places nearby) here: http://www.burlingtonnews.net/jscott4.html

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/24/2012 at 9:55 PM

      Interesting. Maybe I should drop her a line?

  45. Heather

    06/24/2012 at 12:58 PM

    Hey Greg,

    “Met” you the other day through J. Wiswell. This account intrigued me. Whether or not it is true, I don’t know. I began to look for other similar accounts and found this: http://templeoftheinfidel.com/Attack.html

    It looks like either Dave is not alone in his experiences or he has done some research into others’ accounts.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/24/2012 at 9:54 PM

      Great call, Heather! I’m starting to see that a lot of people, like you, have touched on that issue. Either this guy is experiencing something very similar to a lot of other people’s experiences or he’s done his homework. After reading everyone’s comments, I’ve got a ridiculous amount of questions for him, but seeing as how I’ve already loaded two new emails into his inbox since the last one, I’m feeling like I should take it easy, haha.

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  47. Tom V

    06/25/2012 at 6:43 AM

    I live in Southern Ohio and would be willing to go down and investigate. Heavily armed of coarse.

  48. Silas Rogers

    06/25/2012 at 8:23 AM

    Wonderful story, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Hopkinsville Incident since it scared me shitless after reading about it in one of those Time Life books you mentioned.

    I’m happy that people have already picked up on the discrepancies, most of which seem to center around the dog. One which should be made a tad clearer is that the dog was too frightened to stay outside during the prologue, then very eager to go outside on one of the following nights.Though, it should be noted, dogs are fickle creatures.

    To continue with the subject of the dog; I’m afraid I’m merely clarifying an earlier statement again, but the whole matter seems to be inspired by Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness”.

    In the story, which is partly told through increasingly ominous letters from an isolated fellow in Vermont plagued by backwoods aliens who won’t get off his fucking property,(damn, degenerate, young aliens…don’t have any respect for a man’s land anymore…) the man’s dogs (he has a pack) at first protect his farm then are gradually picked off by the cosmic intruders.

    I imagine that, in the case that this is a hoax, the next part will hint at human collaborators thwarting the man’s attempts to expel or find the aliens or the man meeting the creatures and having a curious change of attitude. At this point his brain will be hacked out, placed in a canister, and sent on an all-expenses-paid trip to shadowy, Stygian Yuggoth.

    The person that mentioned Lovecraft also mentioned Arthur Machen. In Machen’s novel “The Three Impostors” there is a short story contained therein titled “The Novel of the Black Seal” which is about a man encountering a backwoods race of creatures from whose rumored existence and fleeting encounters humans had derived our myths of malevolent fairies. The fellow advising iron, bells, and fire obviously has made the connection to the stories that Machen’s tale is based on as well. Naturally, “the Black Seal” is the primary influence on Lovecraft’s “Whisperer”.

    Venturing in the personal speculation it should be mentioned that “The Three Impostors” is about the efforts of two men, Dyson and Phillips, to aid in the pursuit of “a young man with spectacles”. (To any Machen aficionados; I beg your pardon if I’ve slip up at all as I haven’t read the novel for around three years now.) The whole frame story is marked by confusion and deceit.

    Now, this is going purely on intuition, but some occasions call for such actions, mentioning the Time Life books set my mind working towards the Men in Black as well. As a child it was the Hopkinsville and the insert on the MIB that really set my eyes to watering with a type of horrified, thrilling, fascination. One technique of the MIB, if they exist, is an off-putting type of disinformation and confabulation…not to jump to any fantastic conclusions but I imagine that “David” whether a pure hoaxer, some one mixing fact and fiction a la Gray Barker, or something else is familiar with the Men in Black mythos. His indirect mention(hint?)of Allen Greenfield is telling…and obvious I guess considering the title of Greenfield’s second book mentioned here…as that particular person is involved with the investigation of the MIB and what their liminal existence may imply.

    Which leads me to two conclusions on this line of thought. You’re either dealing with someone who has developed a lovely little caper for their own amusement and edification OR, if you’d like to go completely batshit with me for a second, a MIB type of entity that is creating some disturbing story to confuse the UFO community. The clues and obvious repetition of older stories follows the Wonderland-like rules of the game that these types of entities, if they do exist, follow.

    If I could be of any further assistance, that is assuming I’ve been of any already, I know, I know,…I would be happy to help. Have fun finding your aliens, goblins, fairy-folk, tulpas, MIB, or young men with spectacles. I’d love to join you and I do live close by in West Virginia if you decide to take this further. I have a wife and daughter who’d probably find it to be a lark to head down to Kentucky for even a preliminary excursion on your behalf if you’d like to share details with me. For now, I think I’ll reread “The Three Impostors” and hope Hermes likes my little fantasy.

    • Silas Rogers

      06/25/2012 at 8:27 AM

      I should also give credit to Nick Redfern’s “The Real Men in Black” for the information on Greenfield.

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/25/2012 at 1:18 PM

      To me, this is the most interesting part of the entire ordeal: picking apart the story and finding seeing where it leads. I’ve never read any Lovecraft, and while I’m pretty enthralled by occult reading material, Greenfield’s stuff is, from what I’ve seen, way more fringe than I’m normally accustomed to reading. That’s not to say that I’m not enjoying it, but I’ve just not had much experience with ufology and magick being intertwined. A lot of these things tend to stay pretty separate from one another, and in all my run ins with ufologists, they tend to be pretty strongly opposed to being lumped in with paranormal investigators, monster hunters, etc.

      I’ve been trying to find someone who actually “knows” this supposed Terry Wriste, and haven’t had any luck contacting Greenfield myself. Is he still active in the occult/ufo community?

      • Silas Rogers

        06/25/2012 at 1:58 PM

        Sorry, I hadn’t seen this when I posted the last comment. I guess it was pertinent enough…

        Anyways, I am in no way affiliated with the larger occult community. Magic for me consists of one close friend who has been my constant companion over the course of my life and in magic along with talking the ears off of the rest of my friends who have no real interest. So I don’t really know that much about Greenfield. He’s not involved with the OTO evidently.

        The best I could tell you right now is that he was interviewed by Nick Redfern in 2010 according to “The Real Men in Black”. I don’t think it would hurt to try to contact him, or even Redfern if you can’t find any information about Greenfield directly. If I find anything I’ll promptly share it here.

        Redfern’s book, which I picked up for pleasure reading last month, is decently inclusive talking about multiple theories, cryptids, and occultism along with the traditional approach to the MIB. You may have a sympathetic ear there.

        Again, best wishes and I’ll try to find more.

  49. Silas Rogers

    06/25/2012 at 12:52 PM

    As one final note; it is common knowledge that Allen Greenfield is a part of the modern day occult community. I haven’t read any of his works though Robert Anton Wilson does mention his “Cipher” as being strange even for the UFO community. The works of Kenneth Grant are interesting for anyone looking into the strange overlap of UFOs, magic, and Lovecraft. His Nightside Narrative “Against the Light” is an interesting, if perhaps fictionalized, astral account of alien interactions with mankind. I’ve only read “The Magical Revival” and “Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God” otherwise which may not offer any practical advice, unless you’re interested in Sirius and Set, but I don’t know about his other books.

  50. R. Allen

    06/25/2012 at 4:31 PM

    Fascinating story. If it’s a hoax, it’s brilliant. Either way, I’m sure it will entertain my fellow fringe enthusiasts when I tell them about it at our next Fortean Feast(which will be held to celebrate my brother’s upcoming Venusian birthday).
    I have nothing to offer in terms of investigating the references and clues in the story; the connections and oddities that have already been pointed out by others are beyond my scope of knowledge…but perhaps I may be of assistance in other ways.

    Spelunking(cave exploration) has long been a hobby for myself and my brother, and the area we live in has many old mines as well. So perhaps I could join the ACBTF as a consultant in Agharthan arcana? And, should an actual expedition take place, I will make all efforts to attend, though it is likely that time and funding will not allow me to go.

    My first contribution as consultant to the ACBTF(or, if no consultants are wanted, then my unsolicited opinion as a reader of WF) is to advise strongly against firing any sort of gun inside an old mine, whether its an AK-47, a Walther PPK, an SKS, or a Benelli M1014. Old mine tunnels are not known for their stability. Hell, NEW mine tunnels are not known for their stability. Even if the weapon report does not collapse the mine with you in it, and you do not injure yourself or other ACBTF members with ricochet, you will almost certainly do permanent damage to your hearing…though that will not be of much concern, because the initial acoustic trauma will result in a temporary total deafness and tinnitus(ringing sound), drastically lowering the chances of survival in subterranean combat vs. goggle-eyed alien hordes.

  51. Jesse

    06/25/2012 at 7:51 PM

    Just echowing what others have stated before. I clicked on this link figuring it would be a little paragraph about a sighting. This story is utterly fascinating. I can’t wait to see if anything else comes of it.

  52. caferacer

    06/26/2012 at 12:24 PM

    ok very interesting and yeah could be a hp lovecraft style hoax. but. writing as an ex resident of the wilderness and as someone who grew up tracking in the woods, those are most likely not manufactured tracks. that is they are not appearing to be fake. So where ever that set of tracks came from is where you want to go should you choose to go there. Now look at the tracks. toes deep, no evident heal strike, center of track appears to have sustained the most weight, and each track looks to be made by forward shoving of foot typical of toe to heal progression, which tends to be done when stalking. not enough view or amount of photos to determine a gate but one photo where you see two tracks tends to suggest inward toe pointing the kind you see in someone who has what you might call collapsed knees (falling inward) which Appears to be the stance of the fuzzy alien photo. The two anomalies that are most striking to me are the lack of ridgelines and compression/release. By ridgeline I mean no prints ie fingerprints, that might suggest prehensile, mammalian origin of some sort so one might assume pads like on a cat or bear (One has to blow the pic up to see any suggestions of of skin texture of the build up of a calloused area of a foot pad) but those are separate on each respective specie and here apparently continuous (suggesting fake or new specie. By lack of compression release i mean this: soil tends to mimic the pressure that forms it (so foot prints) yet if you look at your own tracks or your dogs etc., esp if fresh, you can see where the toes dig in the heal etc and where it tends to depart contact of soil the is a “wave” of dirt some soil particles pushed off and resting on more compressed soil be it a few grains or more substantial. Again in this case there seems to be a concentration of body weight in the very center of each track, very little effort at stabilization from the toes save forward motion. Apparent lack of toe depth variation, track depth variation overall. variation would to my mind say more authentic but depth variation is dependent upon a few things like soil density vs body weight and soil consistency gate speed consistency etc. I would have to sit and look at the tracks or see some very good clear photos of a lot of tracks to get a sense of what it is in terms of ambulatory ability/ condition and most important , authenticity. still, very interesting. do send an email if you get more tracks I might be tempted to come over.

  53. Jill

    06/26/2012 at 12:25 PM

    has anyone thought to try and contact allen greenfield to find out what he knows of terry wriste? In the interview they seem to know each other pretty well and be very familiar with each other. They understand each other and talk like old friends. Probably terry wriste has nothing at all to do with any of this. It was just a name used or it could be that the name terry wriste is thrown out there to get that name out there like they talk about when they discussed cypher’s and codes and how the mothman was just a way to send messages to others. maybe the whole kentucky goblin story is a way to warn someone that something is up or about to happen.

    • Silas Rogers

      06/26/2012 at 4:43 PM

      I think Greg and I both have made attempts to contact Mr. Greenfield. So far I know I’ve had no response.

  54. C Carlson

    06/27/2012 at 11:57 AM

    Before the stories dies completetly I offer a few observations.

    Lift the text of “Davids” emails out and paste them end to end in an editor. If you read them a few times you’ll notice the language is very stilted such as one sees in a legal document or a dictated letter. The use of language is pretty good but on occasion a word is almost seemingly deliberated misused: i.e. awoken. The writer is distancing himself from the receiver. Likely in attempt to hide identity.

    He speaks of children plural but only references his daughter’s experience. No mention of what the other children have experienced, which in context would be expected. Already mentioned, his dog changes sex in midstory. He never mentions the breed. I’ve been a dog owner, given all the other detail you’d expect just once the breed mentioned or perhaps a name. The wife must be spared the story of seeing the “goblin” but was present both times the daughter told her story of naked, bald people running around in the night in the winter. No comment is made on how the wife responded, which again, in context would be expected. One wonders if she knows why they moved out?

    In short the story lacks ANY personalization and all of the language and the story itself if told in cliche and generalization. Are there people left in the world who speak of faces “devoid of features”, yards in “general disarray”, “I am armed” (not, “I have a shotgun”) or use “furthermore” in PERSONAL communications?

    Then theres the whole, “my life is in a shambles because cave dwelling aliens have stole my dog and scared my children and moved me out of my house so now I’m sending emails over a really long time to see what can be done”????? Really????

    Anyway my “profile” is that this is a hoax, perpetrated by someone familiar with some of the occult (and other associated) literature. It might be than one person, given the language. Caucasian, male(s), age late teens to upper twenties. In some ways careful but not well organized. Narcissistic. Likely started as a small “joke” but snowballed into this, i.e. not carefully planned but reactive.

    That said it led to a good tshirt idea!

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/27/2012 at 12:34 PM

      Good call on the personalization. I think someone pointed out that the writing style was almost antiquated, like someone who didn’t really know how to speak with authority was trying to sound important. Other readers have pointed out that it could be someone who really likes Lovecraft.

      Narcissistic teens/young adults narrows it down to, oh, just about anyone in that age bracket.

      I guess if nothing else comes out of this but a tshirt and some fun speculation, I’d be happy enough with that, but man, I really want to scope out an abandoned mine goblins or no goblins.

      • R Emmet Lee

        06/27/2012 at 3:01 PM

        The profiling is pretty good. However, we have the whole issue of reference to Terry Wriste, which means either somebody is reading some really obscure, difficult to process occult writing, or this has all been part of an effort to introduce coded information via this website — and any other that picks up on the story. The initiates of orders like Mr. Greenfield’s have always had the luxury of being thought absurd by the majority of “rational” people, and so no one takes them seriously. As a rule, they often use the fringe and paranormal communities to pass messages and information. Which may be all any of this was about.

        • Jill

          06/27/2012 at 8:17 PM

          my thoughts exactly. maybe this is all some weird way of sending weird messages. even if it’s just that, it’s kind of interesting to think about. I too want to hang out and scope abandoned mines for goblins or maybe just some alien night crawlers

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  56. Zak Bagans

    06/28/2012 at 6:33 AM

    Hi, Zak Bagans here. As you know, I like nothing better than to be locked in a dark place with a bunch of guys, which is why I would like to join you on the hunt for the alien cave beast. I’m an expert at probing tight passages, and I think I could really add something to your team. I also believe I am more than capable of working my way up the ranks, as I have a lot of experience starting at the bottom. I’m always trying to develop new investigation techniques, and I think this would be a great opportunity to try one that I have been working on called the pyramid of nakedness. I don’t know if they have any rattlesnakes in Kentucky but as soon as I remove my leather chaps you will know that there are pythons. And if you’re wondering if my hair-gel can also be used as a lubricant, the answer is yes. Just ask Aaron, and the other guy on my show, whose name no one can ever remember.

    • Ken Summers

      06/28/2012 at 2:42 PM

      Back off, buddy. There’s only room for one token ‘mo on any investigation, and I’ve already filled that hole… erm, slot.

      • Greg Newkirk

        06/28/2012 at 8:07 PM

        Ever since Nick Foust passed away (RIP), we have been so blessed to have you fill that hole. My only complaint is that compared to Nick, Ken, you’re not nearly gay enough.

        • Ken Summers

          07/19/2012 at 5:12 PM

          You haven’t seen me drunk yet, Greg. :P

  57. Paranormal Rona

    06/29/2012 at 12:07 AM

    If we had a case like that up here in Alberta, I would be traveling to it in a minute; just to see if it is real. I know you have doubts and think this guy is pulling a fast one, but for peace of mind, aren’t you curious about seeing if it might be for real?? We investigate mainly hauntings but something like this is so out there that you just have to see what the heck is going on. You would be able to see right away if it’s fake or not. I really wish I could check it out myself. Hey, someone has to go there – now I’m going to think about this damn case for days. Crap.
    By the way, we haven’t updated our website for a long time because we don’t know HTML and don’t have the money to pay the webmaster right now. So GHI aren’t alone.

  58. Ash

    07/02/2012 at 3:30 AM

    Ever think of contacting “David’s” local police station. If he really did call them numberous times, surely they’d have a record of sending someone out there?

    • Greg Newkirk

      07/02/2012 at 5:05 PM

      Tried that. They pretty much blew it off and said “we get space alien reports all the time” and wouldn’t give out private information.

  59. Jill

    07/03/2012 at 12:05 PM

    who told them they were space aliens? did anyone see a ship? where did the space alien thing come into this? maybe it’s some weird wild animal that’s has yet to be discovered? maybe it’s some malnourished kids out in the back woods? maybe it’s some kind of elemental fairy type of creature? I thought they were like goblins living in the ground. I know aliens are supposed to have some type of hollow earth thing going on where they live in the ground but who mentioned aliens? i guess if one of the neighbors kids gets carted off then they’d probably have something to investigate and a report to actually file but you’d think there would be something to tell people about strange reports in an area even if it is just a rural kentucky.

  60. Emily

    07/06/2012 at 6:31 PM

    This is all very intriguing, if anything does happen, more proof and a large group definitely going on a road trip, would you mind having a lil gal from FL hitch a ride on over?
    I’m up for an exciting road-trip, and even if nothing happens it’d still be fun to get out and explore new territory. It’d be even more exciting if something were to happen!

    What bugs me about this story, though, is it seems so simple to catch an image of such creatures, you think there would be more solid evidence? It baffles me that all he can conjure are blurry shots and so on. Why not a recording? Hmmm hmm hm.
    I guess I’ll stick around and see :)

  61. Patt

    07/07/2012 at 11:27 AM

    So I guess you haven’t heard anything else from the guy then? That’s a bit disappointing. I think plenty of us who live here in the KY area would have been happy to go over there and take a look at things for him. I can understand him being a bit scared by the idea of a bunch of strangers showing up on his property though.

    • Greg Newkirk

      07/07/2012 at 11:32 AM

      Yeah, nothing back yet. He’s got my phone number, but I’m not holding my breathe. After all, it was nearly two months between his initial emails and the photos.

      • Jake

        07/08/2012 at 7:04 AM

        Have you bothered shooting him another email, or trying to get in touch at all? I don’t think it seems possible, but maybe he forgot :b……… OR MAYBE THE GOBLINS CAPTURED HIM TOO!!! D:

        • Greg Newkirk

          07/08/2012 at 9:05 AM

          I’ve sent him two emails since, but the last one was at least two weeks ago. So far, no response. Maybe I’ll shoot him another one this week, just for kicks.

          Maybe the goblins will send a ransom note.

          • Jake

            07/11/2012 at 12:02 PM

            Would you still carry out the mission if he doesn’t get back to you? Since he doesn’t own the mine, there’s nothing stopping you I guess.

          • Greg Newkirk

            07/11/2012 at 12:09 PM

            We’re already making plans to head to Kentucky regardless! One way or another, we’re going to seek some ground-dwellers in the South.

          • ChasingMidnight

            07/19/2012 at 11:11 AM

            I think I can safely say that many of us don’t care if they exist or not, as long as we have a few laughs and some cheap-thrills along the way.

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  63. Eliphaz

    07/07/2012 at 7:27 PM

    There’s a couple good old boys over in Hazard county by the name of Bo and Luke Duke. Just stop at the gas station there and a feller named Cooter will give you directions to their uncle Jesse’s farm were they live. Now they are getting up in years but don’t let that bother you. Those Boys have been in trouble with the law since the day they were born and will give you the best odds of getting out of this alive.

    Good Luck on your mission.

  64. Mainer

    07/09/2012 at 8:10 AM

    ” Jesus.. you win at terrifying the whole gang. So for the record, you’re saying that going into the cave would be a bad idea? Can we substitute fire with firepower?”
    – Greg Newkirk, June 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Greg, referring my post of June 24th, I’m saying this; if indeed it did succeed in terrifying the whole gang, then good – it was meant to.
    At least a bit.
    But that shouldn’t be interpreted as a strict admonition not to investigate the cave — the explorers of old would never have sailed over the horizon and discovered the New World, had they not proceeded despite dire warnings. But I suspect they might not have succeeded at all had they simply viewed the whole affair as an amusing lark.
    In the end they didn’t encounter the leviathan in Ultima Thule …or perhaps those who did never returned to tell the tale.

    Once again, assuming the whole affair is not a hoax – of which I’m very, very doubtful – perhaps the “Kentucky Goblins” are not “outer space” in origin at all, but rather “inner space” – gaining access to “our” world not by means of a “ufo” or a “flying saucer,” but through a portal of some sort, interdimensional or otherwise.

    And it’s curious, is it not, that we do think axiomatically of this as “our” world.
    Perhaps there are beings in our midst – more ancient, wiser, and stronger than ourselves – who think otherwise.

  65. brian

    07/11/2012 at 3:32 PM

    Contact a college that has a robotics department that maybe able to set you up with a camera mounted robot to send in ahead. They may elude human contact but may be curious about the robot.

  66. Jason Hawes

    07/24/2012 at 1:51 PM

    Hi Jason Hawes here. I’m outraged that you aren’t charging $300 a person for this Alien Cave Base event. You really are spoiling things for the rest of us, once one person decides not to rip people off then you’re forcing everyone else to do the same. However I can change that by putting you in touch with my booking agent,“Going to get cancelled soon, entertainment Ltd”. I think you will find that my fee is very reasonable, and I can even guarantee a special guest appearance by Grant Wilson for the low cost of 2 cans of potato soup. If you want the V.I.P package, which is available for only 2 cans of potato soup and a loaf of whole wheat bread, Grant and I will urinate on each other while Dave Tango watches.

  67. David

    07/25/2012 at 7:45 PM

    Hi, heard this story on the Mysterious Universe podcast. I live in Kentucky. Pike County is just a hour drive up the road for me. If you still need volunteers sign me up.

  68. Rachel

    07/26/2012 at 11:25 AM

    It’s a doll. Somewhere this David guy is showing his friends these emails and having a good laugh.

    • Greg Newkirk

      07/26/2012 at 11:33 AM

      Like I already said a month ago, if he’s sending these emails to a dead ghost hunting team, who is the joke really on? Besides, I have a really strong feeling that I know what’s going on here now, and I wouldn’t classify it as a hoax. There’s something really bizarre happening and I think it transcends this whole alien-in-a-cave business.

      • Kirsty

        07/26/2012 at 11:40 AM

        It can get better than aliens in a cave? How cool! Exciteds!

        • R Emmet Lee

          07/26/2012 at 7:34 PM

          I wouldn’t call it “exciteds” exactly.

          I’ve been looking into this phenomenon called “open source magic” and I suspect that what it actually does is introduce ritualized metaphors into resources like forums and blogs in order to distribute “keys” among – and therefore into – members of an audience. These in turn operate in the unconscious minds of those who have picked them up and encourage people to pay attention to certain cross-overs, thereby generating a kind of perception wave.

          Waves like these can be harmless, used for getting people to look at another story, blog or podcast site. They can potentially be not harmless, as well, and involve implanted triggers designed to produce fear, anxiety and depression. A particularly powerful sorcerer could conceivably get a man to enact ritualized mass murder if he used the right keys and triggers in the right sequence.

          I strongly doubt that this was the intention behind the KY Goblins story, but I do think there was a whole lot of mystical manipulation in it. The fingerprints were all there.

          But now I find myself wondering what James Eagan Holmes was reading and watching over the past few months.

          • Kirsty

            07/27/2012 at 3:49 AM

            So, like subliminal programing? Sorry, I’m a bit thick with this stuff.

  69. ChasingMidnight

    07/26/2012 at 10:00 PM

    O.K what if this is a setup, and that the hoax is being perpetrated by the aliens themselves? Think about it. Gather the world’s greatest monster-hunters together in a cave in Kentucky, then wipe them out in one go, paving the way for a full scale invasion. Meanwhile the world’s political leaders are gathered together watching the Olympics in London, unable to effectively command what is left of the conventional military.

    • Greg Newkirk

      07/26/2012 at 10:26 PM

      Good god, man.. you could be right! It’s time to start training our successors, just in case. Any takers?

      • Kirsty

        07/27/2012 at 3:57 AM

        I’m probably only good for cannon fodder.

  70. ChasingMidnight

    07/26/2012 at 10:40 PM

    This just in. “Bet on a UFO to appear above the Olympic Stadium at tonight’s opening ceremony”. The plot thickens. The Aliens bet on themselves at odds of thousands to one, instantly financing their own invasion when they send in a decoy space-ship to make a appearance.

    http://www.nesn.com/2012/07/people-gambling-on-more-than-just-games-at-the-london-olympics-including-whether-a-ufo-will-appear-d.html

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  72. davor

    08/21/2012 at 12:46 AM

    i dont know what hapenned that people 195 maybe they use drugs ore they been drunk that night,owls or monkeys,that is goblins

  73. davor

    08/21/2012 at 12:49 AM

    does anyvone knows where is suttons house in kelly in which adress?

  74. Alex W.

    08/21/2012 at 12:56 PM

    Any more updates from David in Kentucky? Curiosity is certainly getting to me!

  75. Jill

    08/31/2012 at 1:47 PM

    Aug. 21, 2017 there is going to be total eclipse of the sun. It will last longer in bucolic hill country near Hopkinsville than any place on the planet. 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Anyone else think this might be goblin related? What can goblins get up to in 2 minutes and 40 seconds? What are they doing out there this early? Planning? Maybe they’re just eclipse chasers too? Has no one read the Strain? What if it’s all some devious plot depending on the solar eclipse to help the goblins take over the world? Help me stop thinking about this possible new twist and give me some more news

  76. Alex W

    09/08/2012 at 7:02 AM

    I’m based in NW Ohio, and wondering if you’ve finalized plans to investigate this. I would volunteer to make the trip and help investigate, and I could help develop and film interviews of the witnesses as well. If you’re going to investigate, you’ll need to bring back plenty of evidence. Please update soon.

    • Foxtrot delta

      11/08/2012 at 3:07 PM

      Better watch your back down there… Ya all might get boogered
      Up butt-holes lol. Is that banjo music I hear??… My .02 … But seriously
      bombing (no not ordanance) hanted’ places Is fun but does anyone even
      know where Dave’s place is? I’m down for a camo shirt & beer coozy if they exist…
      Also crossbows would work in the possibly “unstable cave/mine scenario” but I prefer
      Frangible ammo as an alternative for fast follow up shots @ the pesky interlopers…
      (i.e. no richochet) Lemme know if anything ever comes of this. Also the original Hopkinsville incedent took place on Aug 21 1955. Another sighting/encounter in Evansville IN took place the same day when a woman was grabbed & pulled under in the Ohio river (w/a witness present)

  77. Bill

    09/12/2012 at 6:50 PM

    Hello, me and one of my friends were at his house 2 nights ago and as I was leaving he had noticed strange tracks similar to these though somewhat bigger. The tracks were leading up from one side of the woods, through his gravel driveway, and behind his house to the other side of the woods. We too live in Eastern Ky, about an hour away from Pike County. Although we are not aware of any mine shafts near his home, we do know of a few cave systems. We plan to set up game cams in the trees around the outside of these cave systems, and I do have clear pictures of the tracks on my phone. Please E-mail me for further information.

  78. Veronica E

    10/21/2012 at 4:47 PM

    I was born and raised in north eastern ky. And I have actually heard a story like this only the person who seen them lived in Toledo Oh not Ky. Either way the stories are similar.. Also id love to be on your Alien cave base task force.. Although someone better bring a big ass gun cause even though they say there not we do have black panthers here and they will fuck you up if they feel the need.. Just thought I would warn ya

  79. mandy

    12/05/2012 at 3:30 PM

    Very interesting article. I happen to live about 5 minutes from Pike County and within 45 minutes of anywhere that could fit your fellow’s anonymous description. About a month ago a guy in Virgie, in Pike County, shot footage of a “ufo” thru his high-powered telescope and made international news. These hills are in fact full of abandoned mines, but entering them would be very dangerous.
    The goblin-like description made me giggle. It made me remember hearing my dad talk about “gobsows,” which were supposed to be little creatures that lived in old mines. I always took the stories as mountain-style urban legends….moral being don’t go playing in old abandoned mines….but maybe there’s something more to it. Maybe the Gobsows dad talked about were real and not necessarily from this planet.
    If the Task Force decides to come visit the mountains, I’d love to grab my backpack and tag along! In the meantime, if you need any recon done, i’m within an hours drive of wherever this guy’s place is!

  80. Paul

    12/07/2012 at 6:51 PM

    Any update on this, or has “Dave” vanished into the boredom of a hoax run dry?

  81. Paul

    12/07/2012 at 6:52 PM

    *To clarify, I don’t think this site is the hoax, I think dave is.

  82. Richard Nacamuli

    01/02/2013 at 4:15 PM

    I just wanted to get my name in print.

  83. RayG

    01/08/2013 at 1:53 PM

    Some say… he shaves his legs… from the inside. Others call him “The Stig”. or just a short Richard Hammond in a stig suit.

    • Greg Newkirk

      01/08/2013 at 1:55 PM

      You win. Though if I saw Richard Hammond creeping around my property in the middle of the night, there would be many more autographs and far less fleeing.

      • Pete

        09/22/2013 at 11:16 PM

        I know this it irrelevant but…Richard Hammond was the name of the character I played as in my senior year’s fall play….

  84. Big Al

    01/08/2013 at 3:16 PM

    I know a good deal about these creatures…my friend and I used to work for a Roman Catholic priest. We were able to approach these creatures because we were trained how to do it. The priests could not approach them so they used specially prepared children. Do not go near these things. They are telepathic. You can wind up in a mental hospital from just being in close proximity. We used to dynamite the entrances to mines and caves to prevent the creatures from having contact with people. This did not necessarily seal them up if there was another entrance, but it was enough to prevent them from harrassing people, that is the people who complained about them. Often they would just go somewhere else. They travel by flying saucer, but they do not have saucers. The Tall Whites (google Albino Cannibals of Ghost Mountain in Weird Pennsylvania) had these creatures in their service and the creatures would be near their bases. They were used to fetch people who the Tall Whites were interested in. Most of the Tall White bases have been identified and either decomissioned or are used by the armed forces. The Reptillians may have had their own creatures similar to this, but I cannot remember because an amnesia curtain was installed in me, but I remember enough. I know the Reptilians had Mothmen who live in caves, but also in steeples or abandoned buildings. Mothmen eat children and dogs. I do not recomend contacting priests because if they discover that these creatures are attracted to your children then you will lose your children to the priests which can be equally as devestating. That is what happened to me. You can probably get the mine sealed up if you complain to some controlling authority that it is a hazard to safety. As for any investigations – yes there is an opportunity here to collect photographic evidence especially in today’s digital age and with remote game cameras. If this course of action is selected then one should be extremely cautious as these creatures can move extremely fast, can kill in an instant, and can also appear in your home at unwanted times. Any news of encounters can also atract the attention of certain individuals of the human population who maintain their own adgenda. Good luck and stay safe.

    • Greg Newkirk

      01/08/2013 at 7:40 PM

      Ok, awesome. You have GOT to email me so we can about this at length: editor(at)whofortedmag.com

      • Apollo Kickass

        01/23/2013 at 8:38 PM

        Because racecar.

      • Bex

        02/19/2013 at 9:29 AM

        Very interesting read. I like that you ask the right questions and don’t just run with it. The genderbender dog is something I noticed instantly, his language does seem a bit odd too. What I wanna know is are you still going and have you heard anything more from Big Al?

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  86. NorCal Guy

    02/04/2013 at 5:58 PM

    So the I think original story in this thread is somewhat true, I actually think the Guy is holding some key info back. I grew up in the foothills above Sacramento and there are hundreds of mines in the area. As a teen my friends and I would explore caves/mines on the weekend, most were sealed or caved-in but the ones that were clear always seemed to give off a vibe. I’m sure nerves were to blame most of the time but not always. On more than one occasion we saw prints near the entrance to the mines like the photos in this encounter, they were never this clear and always seemed to be elongated, like whatever made them were moving fast in kind of a slide? We never thought to take a photo as we never felt they were out of the ordinary – seems stupid now but at the time (early 80′s) we didn’t really think twice about what we saw. So my take is that the prints he photographed were made by himself to prove that what he has been experiencing is real – I think he may be telling the truth but I also think he faked the prints ( way too clear ) to get his point across. I’m sure he has seen prints around his house and used them as a basis for the faked prints he photographed. anyway my 2Cents

  87. Sharonwoz

    02/06/2013 at 3:33 PM

    So I came upon this story last night and I have to say…how fun it was to read. It seems to have turned out that this story was fake because nothing
    further was heard from the guy. But all the same I was so intrigued.
    I only had one thing to add about the story and it involved the picture with
    the footprints that had a ruler next to them. I noticed he said he had at least one female child. I couldn’t help but notice the ruler was a plastic pinkish-red one. Just exactly like my daughter had when she was younger.
    Perhaps he ran to grab one and used his daughters ruler?? Odd, silly thought I know, but it stuck with me….I am now totally hooked oh Who Forted!!
    Keep up the great work!

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  89. MinzyPoppy

    02/23/2013 at 9:21 PM

    I’m not denying the existence of anything. But the guy’s story seems a bit fishy.

    He started off by saying that his dog was female, and about halfway through he started referring to his dog as “he.” Unless his dog had a sex change, something seems strange.

    I hope you didn’t get sent on a wild goose chase.

  90. Nathan

    02/26/2013 at 8:13 AM

    Hi there. At this point in time I am very interested in how this is developing. I live in Kentucky and would be very interested in helping out in any way I can. Get in touch with me.

  91. TATERNATION

    03/27/2013 at 1:16 AM

    Please tell me this is a thing that’s going to happen. I’ve bought the t-shirt, sharpened my knives, and watched every episode of Fraggle Rock. I’m ready for this. Shoot me a line when we’re ready to go. I’ll bring the hotdogs. Seriously.

    • scott gallagher

      04/23/2013 at 11:00 AM

      I’ll fly over from the uk and bring marshmellows we’ll just camp out in this guy’s garden and go all scooby doo on these dwarf’s arses! make a trap and everything ahaha beat them at their own game and scare the shit out them :D

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  93. Paul

    05/20/2013 at 5:33 PM

    Any updates?

  94. AngrySnowman

    05/28/2013 at 6:22 PM

    I’d be curious to know if the little guys are digitigrades. Their footprints suggest as much. Digitigrades are animals that walk on their toes. That could explain the absence of the heel from the prints.

    • Valentine

      07/18/2013 at 4:16 AM

      they walk on the balls of their feet… as far as i could tell they have no heel

  95. Tristero

    06/24/2013 at 2:21 PM

    While assuming this is likely a hoax, I wanted to share this podcast account of mysterious Kentucky creatures that I recalled listening to a couple of years ago:

    http://www.binnallofamerica.com/boaa3.30.9.html

  96. Valentine

    07/18/2013 at 4:15 AM

    have you received any reply from david yet? i’m no expert persay, but i have encountered these creatures before though not in KY. though I do live in a city, I do my fair share of traveling, and if these things are what i think they are, than i know exactly what he’s talking about. the biggest i’ve seen was almost 5ft tall, it’s limbs seemed atrophied, and it hardly made a move as it navigated away, it looks more like it’s floating rather than running or walking, from far away it looks like it has singular eyes, but shine any light and you can quickly tell that they are compound, depending on the angle that you shine it the eyes will change color so it’s kind of like a spectrum designed to see in the dark, and it communicates with it’s kind via a chirp that sounds like a skunk, though when it’s startled it’s chirp is high pitched (maybe a defense mechanism?)when it’s shot or has something thrown at it (if you manage to hit it) it sounds as thought the object has hit something metallic, almost like a hollow and they seem to jump, flip, or whatever you wanna call it before vanishing into thin air.the skin looks like actual skin with a either glossy or metallic coating, and the mouth slits… those foot prints look exactly like ones i’ve seen in El salvador while visiting an old friend, and I wouldn’t mistake that description anywhere. why they took the dog is beyond me, it must have agitated them, somehow.

  97. Dave J

    07/22/2013 at 11:28 PM

    I was curious also…no new leads? Although it’s most likely a well crafted hoax, it was convincing enough. Dammit I was hoping for a final task force investigation…

    • Valentine

      07/23/2013 at 6:43 PM

      I have an update but it’s from El Salvador, not KY. apparently these things never left, they just learned enough to be quiet. but they’re also becoming seemingly hostile? i have no idea, though after reading this, i contacted my buddy (we’re both way into video games and we decided to name these things sables [after the pokemon called sableye])about these things and he’s told me they’ve made less of a ruckus but they still snatch things here and there, apparently one night he heard one of these things in his yard, tampering with one of his tools, he made a noise to try to scare it off and apparently out of nowhere about a good 6 to 7 pairs of eyes looked dead in his direction and a few had even started to chirp. and make their way towards his location. he said he had locked and barricaded the door as best as he could and called the authorities, unfortunately due to the high crime rate and the panic in his voice, the cops just ruled it as a couple of kids trying to steal his stuff and scare him, but the more i heard about it, the more i believed it was something more, he told me that if i were there with him like before, i’d recognize those eyes almost instantly, and the movements again were more like a hovering motion as opposed to actual walking, but that was several months ago. one odd thing that really struck a cord with me was when the authorities arrived with blaring noise and flashing lights, these things did that little jumping in the air trick, and once again “vanished into thin air” now i wasn’t there to witness anything (obviously) but i told him, the next time he notices them, to snap a photo as quickly as he can and possibly try to panic them into disappearing by either shooting at them (assuming he still has a gun) or shutting the door as quickly and tightly as he can and hiding since these things do have a habit of peeking through windows and looking through doorways. Though they’ve never entered his house. I don’t want him risking any bad situations… once again, i am no expert, and i have no idea what these things are capable of. but if he can snap a “good” photo, maybe we can finally see what these things look like and gain more info. Thoughts anyone?

      • Pete

        09/22/2013 at 11:22 PM

        You’re awesome for naming them Sableyes! :D They’re my favorite and that’s the main reason why I’m so interested into this article!

  98. MTF-TAU-1

    08/01/2013 at 3:16 PM

    These purorted instances of SCP-2002-1 have caught the attention of the foundation and the areas where such instances are reported to be seen are currently being investigated by MTF TAU, and MTF NTF, it is advised that these instances of SCP 2002-1 should be treated as a Keter class object, and should be terminated immedeatly

    • Greg Newkirk

      08/01/2013 at 3:21 PM

      This is my favorite comment in this whole thread.

      • Nadia Mendieta

        05/21/2014 at 7:24 PM

        Did you ever find the dog? Did you ever go down to Kentucky? So many unanswered questions. What happened with the case?

  99. kay

    08/08/2013 at 9:12 PM

    why not just simply ask “David” who Terry Wriste is and find out that way instead of asking people what they think you should do…idk i do not believe in extraterstrials but this man has sincerely reached out to you for help and your gonna deny his request because its a long drive to kentucky? i would think that someone who deals with this sort of thing would be more willing to help with a case like this.

  100. miz.sass

    08/12/2013 at 5:32 PM

    I really wish there was more to this story. Even if it’s a hoax (probably is) it’s still a fun story.

  101. Jake

    08/29/2013 at 10:40 PM

    It looks like someone wearing a motorcycle helmet lol

  102. Jake

    08/29/2013 at 10:41 PM

    Maybe they can get Sundy Best to come away from their grueling country music wanna be tour and guest star on Alien Hunters

  103. Paul

    09/07/2013 at 8:23 AM

    Has the guy contacted you at all since last year?

  104. Kyle

    09/16/2013 at 8:41 AM

    any news on this? I’m currently an hour outside of pike county, and have had experience hunting bigfoot and other cryptids, usually out in the country at night with only a couple companions, and often in some scary situations. we have the closest to what i think you could call “experience” in this realm, and are as prepared as we could be for an encounter like this. please shoot me an email or comment to let me know, this has kind of peaked my interests. i’ve personally seen a ufo in pike county shooting up from a mountain, and have heard several other stories about the area. I have a friend, let’s call him “travis,” that was hunting in the area, and experienced some low frequency sound that made him physically nauseous and caused him to black out. these experiences around in pike county lend some credibility to this story in my eyes, and I’d love to be able to investigate a little more. Thanks a lot.

  105. Pete

    09/22/2013 at 11:27 PM

    I absolutely love this story! It gives me chills thinking about it.
    I’ve read about 90% of the comments and whatnot. Nothing interests me more than the supernatural and the extraterrestrial!
    I’d love to have rock solid proof of these cave-dwelling creatures….but not a personal experience.
    All I have to say is that if this is a hoax…whoever is doing it, is doing one hell of a good job.

    In my opinion, this is real and I’d LOVE to see and hear more about these guys!!!

  106. James T

    09/27/2013 at 9:36 AM

    I’ve always been interested in strange happenings and I have to say I’m a skeptic first and foremost, but approach anything like this with an open mind. I have had a few bizarre experiences myself which I have never been able to explain and on two such occasions I believe I have encountered beings similar to those depicted in this story. I say “believe” because I will never really know for sure; after all, both experiences occurred in near darkness, but the parallels with other stories I have read are rather striking.

    I live in the UK in a very rural county called Shropshire. Shropshire is home to the town of Telford, which is known as the birthplace of Industry because of its proximity to Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale, which were extremely prominent during the Industrial Revolution. Ironbridge is situated in the Ironbridge Gorge valley where there are many caves and old abandoned mine shafts, most famous of which is called “The Tar Tunnel” (you can Google this).

    In my early twenties I had a job as tour guide, leading tourists down into the tar tunnel explaining different aspects about its usage and how it was mined etc. It was always busy during the summer months, but at any other time, especially during school terms, I could go a whole day without anyone coming to visit it. Now, I never went into the tunnel alone. First of all, it was against health and safety regulations, and second of all, I always found it oddly creepy, and for good reason.

    The entrance to tunnel has two large cast iron gates, which had to be locked by the last person on duty there. The tunnel itself goes down about 20 meters, before leading off at an angle and carries on for quite a way down underground. One night whilst locking up, I happened to gaze into the tunnel and saw a face staring back at me. Thinking it was a person, I was about to call out when I realised there was something inherently odd about the way the face looked – it didn’t appear human. It belonged to a being no taller than a child. Of course it was getting dark and the tunnel was dark inside, but I could make out enough to know that it was unlike anything I’d ever seen. It never made a move, just stayed very still and stared at me. I don’t even remember it moving off, but after about 30-40 seconds I found myself staring into blackness, it had vanished.

    I was never able to explain this and the whole incident creeped me out that much that I quit that job within a week, never to experience anything like it again until a couple of years ago. Me and a few friends were having a get together and we started telling ghost stories. One of the ones that came up was about Ippikin, which is a legend about an old man who haunts another area of Shropshire called Wenlock Edge.

    Someone suggested we go up to Wenlock Edge and try to summon him by saying the taunt from the urban legend; “Ippikin, Ippikin, keep away with your long chin!” At this point the legend says that the ghost of Ippikin is supposed to appear and throw you off the cliffs. Well as we suspected, none of us had the balls to do this, but we were freaked out by something completely different – odd chirping sounds in the bushes all around us, which followed us all the way back down the hill and at one point all five of us witnessed something peep around one of the hedges and look directly at us. None of the other guys could explain it, but I knew I had seen that face somewhere before and it immediately took me back to that incident in the tar tunnel.

    Needless to say, none of us have ever ventured out on the Shropshire hills again at night. I think at this point I should also point out that Shropshire is a hotbed of UFO activity, you can Google the Telford Triangle or Shropshire Triangle as it’s otherwise referred to if you want to verify certain aspects of my experience. Obviously, I have no photographic evidence of any kind, just eyewitness testimony, but thought I’d share all this nonetheless.

    One last thing; the transgendered dog. Can I just point out that at no point in those emails does “David” say how many dogs he has. He could well have had more than one and is referring to each one at different points in his experience, thereby explaining this particular discrepancy…

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  108. Daniel Jones

    01/10/2014 at 3:30 AM

    Oh my God! The story gave me chills, but so did your comment about Shropshire! I lived there for 23 years of my life and I agree; it is definitely a place with an extremely weird vibe ESPECIALLY the Shropshire hills. My dad would often say odd things about the hills and when me and my brothers asked what he meant he would always go quiet. He died about 5 years ago from cancer and I remember after he had been diagnosed, he had about 6 months to live and I finally tried to get whatever it was he was hiding out of him before he passed away. I asked him what he had meant and he just looked at me, let out a long sigh and said “there are aliens up there”. The way he said it was so bluntly sincere that I didn’t know how to respond, so he just continued “they live in the hillsides” and then he related an entire experience, which happened to him years ago while he was walking our dog up there one afternoon. I for one believed him, he really sounded nervous, maybe even a little frightened as he went through it all. Anyway, definitely a place you should look into Greg. This may just be coincidence but Shropshire has one of the biggest military bases in the UK. I’ve heard over the years that they keep a large stockpile of the UK’s nuclear weapons there. How true that is I don’t know, but it’s intriguing, especially considering the amount of UFO activity in that county!

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  112. tanishq

    04/11/2014 at 2:18 PM

    dear Greg do you have any information about the mothman prophecy and dyatlov incident, eagerly waiting!!

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    04/24/2014 at 3:30 PM

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  114. ohioboundandgagged

    08/24/2014 at 8:25 PM

    Is there any update to this did the investigation ever happen. If not I live in Ohio and am a member of a ametuer investigations team. We would love the opportunity to go take a look if the same owner is there or if the new one is willing to let us on their property.

  115. ohioboundandgagged

    08/24/2014 at 8:27 PM

    Feel free to reply I’m following this thread

  116. Paul

    08/26/2014 at 2:13 AM

    I guess after all this time that either the original story was found to be a hoax of else the ‘David’ guy did not reply. Maybe the aliens got him after all !

    It is incredibly frustrating to be told an interesting story and then the trail goes cold without any further information on what happened.

    It is almost a duty to update us, now that everyone has offered their support and help to try to find out more. Even if it was a hoax, then we should be told and we would not be left wondering what happened.

    Please can you tell us what happened and update us to the latest developments.

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