In 1897, a UFO incident known as Aurora Texas UFO shook the world when an unidentified flying object crashed in a farm. Read on to learn more about the mysterious case of a non-terrestrial pilot.
In 1897, Aurora, Texas became a hotbed of interest after an incident was reported involving a UFO that had crashed. The case became known as the Aurora Texas UFO. The incident reportedly occurred on April 17, 1897, when an unidentified flying object crashed into a farm. The pilot, who was said to be of non-terrestrial origins, was allegedly killed in the crash.
Locals claimed that the pilot was ‘not of this world’ and was pronounced dead when the unidentified craft hit a nearby windmill on the property of Judge Proctor. The pilot was also described as a ‘martian’ according to T.J. Weems, an Army Signal Services officer at the time.
The wreckage was reportedly thrown into a water well located under the damaged windmill, and smaller parts were buried with the alien pilot. Judge Proctor's property was later purchased in the 1930s, and the debris from the well was removed, causing him to develop arthritis, resulting in him sealing the well with a concrete slab, which was the foundation for an outbuilding.
Many ufologists claim it was a hoax, with very little evidence to disprove the event. A claim from Etta Pegues, who was interviewed by Time magazine in 1980, stated that the whole story was fabricated to bring interest to Aurora and that Judge Proctor never operated a windmill on his property.
There's much debate today as to whether or not the incident happened and if it was, in fact, an extra-terrestrial being. We at AHistoryOfMystery consider the story to be a hoax for the simple reason that there is no single piece of debris that can be proved, and the U.S government would have exhumed the body for analysis if they considered the story credible. There's only one real way to find out if the story is true - open the well and exhume the body. But we have very little faith in there being anything of extra-terrestrial origin there and consider the Aurora Texas UFO case a fun and entertaining story.
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