I have been a long time believer in ET's visiting our planet from the dawn of life on this planet. I have read many obscure and intriguing
articles/book's pertaining to this event taking place and for the evidence's there of for this actually having occurred. Though there seem's to be
little 'Verifiable Physical Evidence', there seem's to me that , before the time of mass media, thing's of this nature were occurring in some og
the most oddest and unexpected location's with in the USA that were recorded for prosperity by the alledged witnesses of those times. The problem
there being the 'Cataloging Record's of thier day was paper and pencil. Though there was 'cataloging' of the instance of this thread, it has
twist's and turn's that leave me completely bewildered for the change of event's (And hearts) that took place in Aurora Texas back in 1897. The
'Cataloging' of this event was documented, the stories followed generation's of families from the vacinity and all are willing to 'somewhat'
openly discyss the tail's of there recent ancestor's, even to go as far as telling the story of an 'Alien' being buried in thier town cemetary in
an unmarked grave, only recognizable by the 'Iconic' rock that was left in place of where the alien body was buried.
There was a show that was televised by the History channel about Aurora Texas and I was lucky enough to be able to watch the documentation of what the
UFOoligists and other interested parties were trying to do as the investigation took place. The story itself is very enticing, but the out come of the
televised show was not expected.
Aurora's History: Aurora's History: Because of ever changing railroad lines, and Texas highways, it is a miracle that the small town of
Aurora, Texas is still there. And not only that, but it is a legendary "historical site" as designated by the state of Texas. Why would a small
farming community get such a distinction? One reason-an alien spacecraft crashed there in 1897. At least that's what the residents say, and what the
newspaper reports claimed.
Now, while the show was unravelling these alledged claims, it turn's out that the area where the UFO had unexplainedly crashed was still situated in
the town of Aurora. Even some of the relatives of thier family member's relatives still settled on the same areas where the event had taken place,
with wittnesses from neighbor's , to a small boy doing his daily chore's. To me it is a 'Great Sighting' for possible physical evidence's that
are so badly needed to disclose the truth of other 'Being's' visiting our planet and routinely (Though not often) that thier technology sometimes
has flaws in out come as we do here on earth with science/technology ect. Billy Booth, who is the invesigator for the validity of the event taking
place had got a very positive response, 'at the beginning', and ventured to the area/site of the crash with the guidence of the eyewitness report's
of the day.
The Crash: These early ships were slow moving craft, and so was the one that crashed into an Aurora windmill on April 19. According to the
legend, the craft was destroyed, and the remains of an alien pilot were discovered among the remains. Also found among the scattered debris was a
strange material with hieroglyphic-type etching. The alien creature was given a proper burial in the one and only cemetery in town. The alien body has
long since disappeared.
It goes farther into detailed account's of the 'Alien' wittnesses and to the debris debris field itself describing in very great detail form the
chain of event's before the crash and what took place afterwards.
Local Newspaper Coverage: Local newspapers carried this story;
About 6 o'clock this morning the early risers of Aurora were astonished at the sudden appearance of the airship which has been sailing around the
country. It was traveling due north and much nearer the earth than before. Evidently some of the machinery was out of order, for it was making a speed
of only ten or twelve miles an hour, and gradually settling toward the earth.
With out the advent of acknowledging such thing's as "UFO's" thier discription's would of been rather mundane and very simple to as what they
were seeing, kitty hawk hadn't been and the Golfier's invention would of benn recognizable for thier 'Hotair balloon" for that day and age. so, if
the discription in the above mentioned article sound's 'Simple', to me that is what one would expect from a community with no word's to fit the
There were other press involved with the sighting from all over the states, UPI was one of those publicizing the story and getting out to more people
from around the states.
"Aurora, Tex. -- (UPI) -- A grave in a small north Texas cemetery contains the body of an 1897 astronaut who was 'not an inhabitant of this world,'
according to the International UFO Bureau. The group, which investigates unidentified flying objects, has already initiated legal proceedings to
exhume the body and will go to court if necessary to open the grave, director Hayden Hewes said Wednesday."
UPI even took the initiative to take it a step farther by announcing it was a 'Government Cover up' with the following statements made in thier
Not of this World: UPI also picked up the story, and the legend was spread far beyond the borders of Texas. There were a number of eyewitness
accounts of the incident later published, and they all agreed with the basic facts. An unknown craft had crashed into the town, strange debris was
found, and a being "not of this world" was found in the wreckage. One intriguing account, although second-hand, came from a 15-year-old girl. Her
parents had visited the site, and claimed that the alien pilot was a "small man."
Military Cover-up: There is also evidence of a military cover-up. Soon after the crash, military personnel came to Aurora. Could they have been
responsible for the removal of the alien body? For a time, there was a headstone for the body, but even it has disappeared. All that remains are
photographs of the headstone.
I have gone to the ATS archives and tried digging up anything on this event being talked about on the boards and came up "nil" on a thread being
talked over on this topic. The archives and my search were under the same heading of the title of this thread. If by chance this topic has been
brought up before, "Mod's,please for give me for bringing it up again."
But if it hasn't, I think the buff's out there would find these account's and recorded event's mind boggling for the implication's of government
cover up's and alien/ufo visitation from other living galaxies and places of origin.
But, just as with any good eye wittness account's and people of the tales of the event from relation's pasted down, it is always the saddess thing
for us alien/ufo believer's when we have to end on a note of possibility, for instance:
Staying Afloat: For the time period, news of this event was spread wide and far. Many new visitors made their way to the little town to see
what all the gossip was about. Second and third hand stories would soon morph into eye witness accounts. Where the information came from that supplied
newspaper accounts is anyone's guess.
Record keeping of the time and era were not as well as we have it today, but with a true belief in the absolutely practical assumption's with out
physical proof, "This incident is a real doosey."
There have been, at times, lobbying to dig up the alien grave, and see what evidence may remain. But townsfolk have kept this from happening.
What excitement would run through UFO circles if alien DNA was found there. Maybe it is best to leave the grave alone, and let the Aurora mystery
Hope to get some feed back about this incredible account of a sighting from so many years ago.