Muhlenberg County Public Libraries is excited to announce a new free event coming up later this week, just in time for spooky season!
Muhlenberg County native Mason Smith will be returning home with his presentation, “’The Truth Is Out There’: UFOs, Monsters, and Cryptids in Kentucky Lore,” Friday at 6 p.m.
This event is free to attend, and attendance is open to all.
In addition to widely known stories about Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster and aliens at Area 51, Mason Smith grew up in Central City surrounded by stories about some more local creepy characters: a mysterious wolf-man hybrid prowling around at Land Between the Lakes, the infamous Bell Witch, and even the homegrown “Bremen Bog Monster.”
Now an author and lecturer at Eastern Kentucky University, Smith is still fascinated by the supernatural. He’ll return home on Oct. 21 to present stories and anecdotes about mysterious, extraordinary happenings in Kentucky, as well as to explore some of the possible explanations for those events.
Smith’s presentation may include discussions about UFOs, ghosts, Bigfoot, the Pope Lick Monster, a creature in Herrington Lake, and more, including the local creatures previously mentioned.
Smith and his wife Marie Mitchell, who will accompany him Friday to add her own insights on the topic, are both experienced authors and are currently working on another book together about “paranormal Kentucky.”
Smith’s presentation will be held at the historic Palace Theater in downtown Greenville. The event begins at 6 p.m.
Smith’s presentation runs approximately 45 minutes to an hour, so attendees should have plenty of time to attend that event and then still attend some of the other spooky activities happening in town that evening. Sip&Spin’s “Bloodthirsty Town” history tours begin at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21, and Greenville Tourism’s Pumpkin Hollow at Brizendine Park will be open that evening as well, with a special Fright Night activity benefitting the Greenville Fire Department available from 7 to 10 p.m.
While Smith’s presentation is free and open to all, “Bloodthirsty Town” tours and Fright Night are both paid events. More information can be obtained from the sponsors of those events.
Don’t forget to stay tuned to our local media outlets for more information about other upcoming events!
Smith’s “’The Truth Is Out There’: UFOs, Monsters, and Cryptids in Kentucky Lore” is sponsored by Muhlenberg County Public Libraries and Kentucky Humanities.
For more information about Smith’s presentation, contact Muhlenberg County Public Libraries at 270-338-4760.