The Aurora, Texas UFO Crash of 1897

Aurora TX Cemetery

Many years before the famous Roswell UFO crash we had another visitor from off of this Earth and it crashed in Aurora, TX in 1897.

The ship crashed into Judge Proctor's windmill at around 6:00am and busted into many pieces almost completely destroying the UFO and the single inhabitant inside. When the towns people went to check on the crashed UFO they found what they described as a small being not of this world that was badly disfigured. In fact, they called the alien they found the "Martian pilot." They decided and proceeded to bury the body in the local cemetery with its own headstone where it still rests in piece to this day although the headstone has been stolen.

When cleaning up the wreckage of the UFO it was reported that they found odd alien writing that they dubbed a type of hieroglyphic on some of the pieces of the flying saucer type object.

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It's said that while cleaning up the UFO the citizens through some of the pieces of the ship into the well that was on the farm and soil testing has confirmed a high amount of aluminum on the property. Since then investigators have searched the well, but have found no metal objects or anything that would possibly be part of a ship.

Reporters and investigators have covered the story from the beginning and have collaborated that something did crash and there are many witness reports of burying a small alien body. This of course goes against official Government statements and military reports that say that it must have been something else and that it just didn't happen. Except that Mr. T.J. Weems, the United States signal service officer and an authority on astronomy, officially reported that the creature found in the wreckage was "a native of the planet Mars".

For years people have requested to exhume the body of the alien for testing, but have been repeatedly denied. As in the NY Times article below people just aren't even sure if and where exactly the body of the alien is with some stating that it's just not true. Others state that they can find the alien body and it should be exhumed to finally prove that the story is true or not true.

"We exhume bodies on much less cogent legal and scientific grounds than this," counters Ray Standord, director of Project Starlight International in Austin. "If it's not a human body, then we have the first remains of an extraterrestrial being. If it is, then we can once and for all say it's a bunch of baloney."

The Aurora, Texas Crash Newspaper

This is the newspaper written by S. E. Haydon, reporter for the Dallas Morning News.

Aurora TX UFO Crash Newspaper

"It sailed directly over the public square, and when it reached the north part of town, collided with the tower of Judge Proctor's windmill and went to pieces with a terrific explosion, scattering debris over several acres of ground, wrecking the windmill and water tank and destroying the judge"s flower garden.

"The pilot of the ship is supposed to have been the only one aboard, and while his remains are badly disfigured, enough of the original has been picked up to show that he was not an inhabitant of this world."

New York Times Article

The event has become so popular that reputable newspapers, such as this one from the NY Times, have even picked up the story. Adding to the mystery of the "Martian" UFO crash.

NY Times Aurora TX UFO Crash Newspaper

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