Saturday, April 19, 2014

Aurora UFO Crash Remains a Texas Alien Mystery


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Aurora UFO Crash Remains a Texas Alien Mystery

By John Boyd
www.chron.com
4-17-14

     Aurora, Texas was Roswell before Roswell: a middle-of-nowhere town that suddenly became surrounded by legend when an alleged alien visitor crash-landed from outer space.

On this date in 1897 the alien UFO allegedly smashed into a windmill belonging to Judge J.S. Proctor. It's pilot, who an officer from a local Army outpost described as a "Martian" and "not of this world" died and was buried in the cemetery nearby.

The reported crash was one of several American alien mysteries of the mid-1890s, but the most notable one (if not only) recorded in Texas.

Today, the only reminder of the visit, which occurred on this date in 1897, is a small historical marker near the Aurora Cemetery.

Buried deep in its stories of town founders and war heroes is a single line about the visitor supposedly buried in an unmarked grave there:



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