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July 26, 2012

UFOs in Kentucky? One never knows

CORBIN — In recent years, Unknown Flying Objects have been sited since the UFOs were first sited about 60 years ago in New Mexico.

And in Kentucky, they are still being seen. At the end of July 2011, a mother and her 12-year-old son were at Camp Webb in Grayson on Grayson Lake in Carter County.

They saw something in the sky, an object with a glowing blue rim with vein-like, lighter blue glowing in the center of it.

He and a friend who was there said they could hardly follow the object through the air, as it moved quickly.

It would appear and disappear.

At one point, it seemed to be only several feet away from them.

Then, they said, they saw the object simply vanish into the lake waters.

That same year, from March 2, 2011, in Ashland, a man saw a green colored cigar shaped craft that may have crashed.

June 3, 2011, a man and son saw a strange flaming object near an airport in Louisville. June 28 in Lexington, four orange orbs flew slowly at low altitude over a home, and July 16 in Louisville, two red flying objects appeared to be under intelligent control.

As you read this column, UFOs are flying over Danville.

Pioneer Playhouse’s fourth play is a close encounter of the local kind.

In 1976, three local women were driving from a restaurant on a lonely country road. They were near Stanford in Lincoln County.

There they encountered what they later called a UFO.

From that situation came “High Strangeness” by award-winning Kentucky author Elizabeth Orndorff.

“High Strangeness,” a comedy, opened Tuesday and will continue until Aug. 4.

The three women were frightened and confused by the experience, blinding lights, elapsed time, minor burns over much of their body.

They reported it to local police. Television stations from Lexington had it in their news programs.

The federal government started an official investigation and a media frenzy in the state and nation was ignited.

The story even made the National Enquirer.

The play is a humorous, yet sensitive, human story of how the three Stanford women dealt with doubting peers, found new “celebrity,” as well as how they coped with the after effects of the powerful, but unexplained experience.

The play premiered at the West T. Hill Community Theatre in Danville two years ago with much acclaim.

Pioneer Playhouse Managing Director Robby Henson says “High Strangeness” is being brought back to “overwhelming popular demand.”

The Pioneer Playhouse’s “Kentucky Voices,” plays, about the Commonwealth, was initiated five years ago by the late Holly Henson, artistic director of Pioneer Playhouse.

Pioneer Playhouse is on U.S. 150 just south of the center of Danville.

Curtain each evening is 8:30 p.m. Dinner is available at 7:30 p.m. Dinner and show is $28 and show only $16. For more information, call 866-597-5297.

Carl Keith Greene is a staff writer for the Times-Tribune and can be contacted at cgreene@thetimestribune.com

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