The Aurora case
Today I want to tell you a story that some, as always, consider fake news.
It is the chronicle of the alleged crash of a flying saucer or rather a UFO in a remote area of Texas 30 miles from Dallas, a small remote village called Aurora. Let’s say that at the time in that area strange sightings were recorded in the skies.
The testimonies of that period ended up on the main page of the
“Dallas Morning News” report that on April 17, 1897 a vehicle similar to a large airship ‘impacted on a windmill owned by Judge Proctor.
The article written by the journalist SE Hayden tells of how a flying object that moved very slowly in the sky losing altitude hit the main mill tower.
“At around 6 this morning the early risers of the city of Aurora were amazed by the sudden appearance of the airship that circled the country. It was traveling north and very close to the ground.”
“Evidently part of the machine was out of order, reaching speeds of only ten or twelve miles per hour and gradually stabilizing towards land. He flew over the public square and when he reached the northern part of the city he collided with Judge Proctor’s windmill tower and shattered with a terrible explosion, scattering debris over several acres of land, destroying the windmill. and the water tank and also destroying the flower garden of the judge ”.
“The ship’s pilot is supposed to be the only one on board, and while his remains have been severely disfigured, enough of the original has been collected to make it clear that he was not an inhabitant of this world.”
The amazing thing is that it is talked about with a certain naturalness that among the debris of the vehicle that was destroyed, a being from another world was found!
We are many years before the start of the cover-up that started with the facts of Roswell. According to an Army officer who intervened at the scene of the accident a certain TJ Weems of the nearby Fort Worth base, but there are many testimonies of the time, the disfigured being did not survive and was buried with a Christian rite together with some wreckage of the vehicle at the local cemetery of Aurora, as evidence of this today there is a plaque that mentions the event, other wrecks have been thrown, according to the chronicles, in a well located near the mill.
In the following years it is said that the property of Judge Proctor was bought in 1935 by Mr. Brawley Oates who transferred the place where the remains of the vehicle had been thrown to be able to drink the water, but later fell ill with a serious form of arthritis, many at the time claimed that the water remained contaminated with UFO debris.
The well was then sealed with a concrete slab. The humanoid extraterrestrial nicknamed “Ned” at the time was said to come from Mars, remember that ufology was not yet born, there were the first curious, while the first analyzes of the case date back to the 70s when many tried exhume the remains of the pilot of the alien vehicle, even a cemetery association took care of watching over the cemetery in order to prevent the exhumation of the corpse. Subsoil analyzes examined the well water and a georadar was also used to see if “Ned” or what was left of it was really buried there.
Yes, because apparently in those years the exact location of the tombstone was removed by removing any exact reference point.
Journalist Bill Case using his metal detector said he had detected three large pieces of metal in what he assumed to be the alien’s grave, but a few days later going back to the burial site said that the signal had disappeared, as if someone removed the remains of the vehicle.
The other reporter Haydon also described the material from which the crashed vehicle was built, said it was something unknown, according to him a mixture of aluminum and silver and that it must have weighed a few tons.
But what else do we know about this fact?
In 1973 the journalist Jim Marrs interviewed a witness who was 10 years old in 1897, Mr. Charlie C. Stephens.
That morning he was working with his father to look after the cattle when looking up at the sky he noticed a luminous cigar-shaped object directed towards Aurora, immediately afterwards he and his father heard a loud roar, Charlie wanted to go and see what it was but the father he said they had to look after the animals. The next day, however, Charlie’s father went to town and told his son upon returning that he had seen the remains of the vehicle.
The certainty about the facts that occurred in 1897 is also entrusted to the newspaper of the time that reported the news, an aura of mystery remains about the disappearance of both the crashed vehicle and the remains of the alien, the cover-up was taking its first steps.