Between 1896 and 1897, newspapers in the United States began to carry strange headlines about strange ships flying in the skies. However, few know that one of these ships crashed in the small town of Aurora, where its a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ pilot would be buried.
Aurora was a rural town where there was nothing remarkable in Texas. However, the Dallas Morning News , on April 15, 1897, a mysterious U̳F̳O̳ crashed on the spot. To the surprise of witnesses, this vehicle was piloted by an a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳.
The a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ that crashed in America
The ship had fallen on the rural house of a judge, causing a huge explosion that destroyed a mill, the house, a water tank and the ship itself.
When the remains were investigated by the inhabitants, they came across a strange metal that was very light, but resistant. As they say, it looked like a combination of aluminum and silver .
The report also mentioned that the ship’s pilot was found dead . There was no description of the body, other than a small humanoid creature they called “the Martian.”
According to the story, the locals threw the remains into a well , which they sealed. The a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳’s body was then buried in the local cemetery , in a common grave.
The newspapers of the time wrote the story several times, causing the news to spread throughout the country . Many people traveled to the small town just to see the tomb.
Experts in paranormal phenomena and U̳F̳O̳s conducted various investigations. The first official one was conducted by Bill Case, an aviation writer for the Dallas Times Herald , who interviewed witnesses and surveyed the cemetery. In 1973, he claimed to find the tombstone of what he believed to be the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳’s grave.
Another investigation by the TV show U̳F̳O̳ Hunters in 2008. The team reached out to the current owner of the original incident site.
The well sealed by the judge was reopened, but no metal pieces or a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ remains were found. The water analyzed was normal, except for high levels of aluminum.
To date, the location of the tomb or even if it actually existed is unknown. Although the cemetery itself does have a plaque listing the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ as one of the beings buried there.
One of the most mediatic and most studied cases of U̳F̳O̳logy and that has kept the community divided. Some say that the town did it to increase its tourist life, while others believe that the incident did exist.