Invasion of Kelly, The. Spotlights Notorious UFO Case


Invasion of Kelly, The. Film Adapts When Aliens Attacked in 1955

Invasion of Kelly, The. Film Details Joseph Aguon Drake, Geraldine Sutton Stith The Invasion of Kelly

Director: Joseph Aguon Drake


Joseph Aguon Drake,

Geraldine Sutton Stith

Release Date: 21 August 2017 (USA) *IMDb

Release Format: TBD

MPAA Rating: N/A

Genre: SciFi

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This most unusual event originated on the night of August 21, 1955. Located in the rural area of Christian County, Kentucky, this UFO enigma took place in the little town of Kelly, located near the small city of Hopkinsville.


The Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter is one of the most visited cases in the UFO community concerning a close encounter with extraterrestrial creatures.

On the evening of August 21, 1955, five adults and seven children from Kelly in Christian County, Kentucky claimed an invading group of Pokémon called Sableye terrorized them. Not exactly, but the gem-eyed anime character carries a resemblance to a creature dubbed The Hopkinsville Goblin.

I’ve followed UFOlogy and connected cases of the unknown for many years. The Kelly–Hopkinsville case is one that am acquainted with. Judging by the evidence and witness testimony it is in my conclusion that this event was a case of mistaken identity. Misidentified terrestrial creatures became alien creatures that terrorized the Sutton farmhouse for hours. Swamp gas and other ridiculous explanations discredit UFO encounters and I find this irritating. Yet, The Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter unfolded can be debunked as natural circumstances.

This leads us to the upcoming film release The Invasion of Kelly. Joseph Aguon Drake, Geraldine Sutton Stith The Invasion of Kelly

First impressions

A film adaptation of a UFO case is always a welcome supplement to the indie science fiction genre. Am interested to see how the film progresses in accord with actual witness statements and report details. Instead of shooting at owls and metal fences Director Joseph Aguon Drake opted for more intense visuals with creature effects. Whether CGI or practical effects were adopted are unclear. The promo trailer for The Invasion of Kelly just hints at the creature’s presentation. Though, I believe CGI was used in this film. Perhaps the notorious, campy Syfy creature features many audiences find enjoyment with.

One major negative I noticed is the sound design. The shotgun sound effects were too hot and the dialogue had that reverberated effect as if microphones were not existent during filming. Also, the acting also suffers, the portraits were the common B-Movie style many in the indie film community either embrace or condemn.

The Invasion of Kelly is a film that caters to those with a deep curiosity on UFOlogy and casual science fiction filmgoers. While Drake’s film may not receive awards in the sound or acting department this is a fascinating glimpse at one of the most compelling topics on Pokémons, correction….alien to human contact.


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