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The blue people of Kentucky are not a myth, but are members of a family carrying a rare gene which turns their skin blue in color. French Orphan Martin Fugate is the first blue man in Kentucky.

In 1820, Martin Fugate and his wife Elizabeth Smith moved onto the banks of Troublesome Creek, a beautiful area in Appalachian Kentucky. There is no official recording as to whether Martin was actually blue, but he and his wife both carried a recessive gene that would turn their son Zachariah Fugate a startling blue color.

Source: https://owlcation.com/humanities/Blue-People-in-Kentucky-A-True-Story-of-a-Family-with-Blue-Skin