It’s something of a crapshoot, finding a place of interest open during this time of pandemic. I got lucky during my recent visit to Hopkinsville, Kentucky. I got in touch with a cool lady at the Pennyroyal Museum and made an appointment to visit. I had to, considering they have an exhibit dedicated to the “Little Green Men”, aka the Kelly-Hopkinsville Goblins, the mischievous little creatures that inspired the movies GREMLINS, E.T., and the CRITTERS franchise. They also have a section dedicated to their other local celebrity weirdo (and I mean that as the highest form of compliment), the “Sleeping Prophet” Edgar Cayce, who is buried nearby in the town cemetery and who still has relatives living there today. (In town, that is, not in the cemetery.)
I spoke with the lady working there that day, and we agreed that Hopkinsville might well be a “window” area, or a place where, um, strange things, let us say, slip through on occasion into our world, an area that might somehow attract such strangeness. A wonderful place to live, in other words, and the Pennyroyal Museum is a wonderful celebration of that place and its wonderful history; “wonderful” in its truest definition: “wonder-filled”.
Housed in an historic former post office building, the Pennyroyal Museum is small, but it has *tons* of personality. Sorta like the town itself. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to pay them a visit.