Whether aliens from outer space exist has been a discussion for centuries. Some Egyptian hieroglyphics have allegedly eluded to aliens making a visit to Earth. Some say aliens were the ones to build the pyramids, not a pharaoh's slaves. Supposedly, an alien craft crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico in the 1940's. Another UFO crash that doesn't get the same exposure as the Roswell crash happened in 1897 in Aurora, Texas. Here's what was documented.

Crash on Judge's Property

In 1897, the Dallas Morning News reported that a UFO had crashed on Judge J.S. Proctor's property in Aurora, Texas, located roughly 10 miles northwest of Fort Worth. In the story, it is said that a cigar shaped ship crashed into his windmill, broke into many pieces and killed the pilot. The remains were described as badly disfigured. The pilot was given a proper burial in the town's cemetery and townsfolk gathered pieces of the wreckage.

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A Mr. T.J. Weems, who was a United States signal service officer and an authority on astronomy, said that the pilot was a native of Mars. Papers were found that supposedly showed the pilot's travels but were written in hieroglyphics that couldn't be deciphered.

Newspaper Report

S.E. Haydon was a reporter for the Dallas Morning News at the time and came to Aurora to report about the crash. In his article, he wrote that witnesses said the ship was traveling north and very close to the ground. It was moving slow, possibly damaged and crashed into Proctor's windmill. Debris was scattered across several acres.

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Visitors who have heard the story come to the town to see the burial site and look for any remaining wreckage. At one time, Aurora's Historical Preservation Society hosted a festival to commemorate the event and raise money for the town. The festival is not held anymore with no reason given as to why.

Whether you believe in aliens or not, this is an interesting story to explore and one of many UFO sightings that have been reported in Texas over the decades.

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