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Cosmic Coincidence? Solar eclipse falls on anniversary of extraterrestrial sighting

PHOTO: A composite image of the 2013 total solar eclipse, viewed from Gabon, Photo Date: 2013 (Pasachoff / Rusin / Davis / Druckmüller via MGN Online)

Southern Kentucky will be one of the best spots for the total solar eclipse show.

But the unincorporated community of Kelly, Ky. might just take the once-in-a-lifetime experience a step further.

The community is celebrating a “cosmic coincidence” as this year’s festival marking the anniversary of the sighting of extraterrestrials coincides with the total solar eclipse.

People from across the United States flocked to Kelly, Ky. after the “Little Green Men” or “Hopkinsville Goblins” were spotted there in 1955.

Each year the community has the “Little Green Men” Days Festival to celebrate the occasion – and this year festival-goers are in for a treat as it takes place at the time same of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

The festival is four days, starting the weekend before the total solar eclipse.

For camping information, click here.

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