When Benjamin “Benjy” Stacy was born 1975, nurses and doctors were shocked and confused. Rather than coming out a bright shade of crimson like most babies, Benjy was born with dark blue skin. Doctors were so worried by this alien skin color that they called an ambulance to take Benjy the 116 miles from his hometown outside Hazard, Kentucky to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
After two days of testing, the doctors were no closer to understanding why little Benjy’s skin was blue. Then Benjy’s grandmother spoke up, asking, “Have you ever heard of the blue Fugates of Troublesome Creek?”
At that point, Benjy’s father, Alva Stacy, explained to the doctors, “My grandmother Luna on my dad’s side was a blue Fugate. It was real bad in her.”