Mystery Aircraft Reported in Texas Just Days Before Famous 1897 Aurora Texas UFO Crash - Old News Headlines Reveal
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You may know about the story of large, cigar-shaped aircraft that crashed over Aurora, Texas in 1897 (well before the Wright Brothers first took flight and UFOs could be easily debunked as planes or drones). But did you know that just a few days after that amazing incident, other sightings of a mystery airship were reported over Texas, specifically in the cities of Sherman, Fort Worth, Hillsboro, Marshall, and Paris. It is worth noting that there were other sightings of "mystery airships" reported throughout the world in the late 1800s. Coincidence? As always, you be the judge:
April 18th, 1897 UFO sighting in Austin
“At least, three young men who were camping up on Bull Creek at Huddle’s Point, say they saw it. Messrs. Geo. Powell, Ted Tobin and Jas. Caldewell went up the lake Saturday afternoon for for a couple of days’ camp and pitched their tents … About 3 a.m. it began to rain and the men were compelled to get up and fasten the tent. It was at this time they say the mysterious aircraft. They claim it was in sight fully 15 minutes and are positive they could not be mistaken. At intervals of every few seconds, it would throw its searchlights, and the boys say the light looked as big as four ordinary arc lights.”
April 17th, 1897 Aurora UFO crash
According to the local news in Aurora, Texas, a strange and very large cigar-shaped craft crashed into a windmill, and a deceased "alien" body was found inside. The townspeople buried the body, and ever since, the town of Aurora has lived with this amazing history.
Many attempts to debunk the Aurora, Texas UFO crash have been made unsuccessfully. And these other sightings of strange airships over Texas and other parts of the US from the time, which have only recently made headlines, give the case tremendous weight!
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A mother and daughter witnessed and photographed strange lights in the nighttime sky, and they fortunately sent photos and testimony into TexasUFOs. Susan Holmes writes:
It was dark but they were extremely bright lights. both had 4 distinctive lights
What do you think these witnesses saw in the Fort Worth area? Share your theories below in the comments or on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook! If you also saw strange lights like these, report your sighting.
Last year in April, a Texan was checking out Google Earth when they spotted some strange objects seemingly hovering over Aurora. They shared details with MUFON.
See the Google Earth screenshot and read the description of its discovery below:
This is a Google Earth image; attached below. Hundreds of objects look like identical flying birds with lights shining toward the ground. All of the birds are flying in precisely the same direction. Expand the image in google to see many more birds. In case you didn't get it, I found the image from approximately 1400 ft. at 33 04'29.15" N 97 32'21.02" W The date on the image was 4/10/13. Hope I'm not wasting your time. I appreciate what you'll are doing. jk
Could this simply be digital artifacts (that's TUS' best guess so far) or something far weirder? Let TUS know if you've seen anything like this on Google Earth or in person!
A YouTuber with a hobby of hunting ghosts and spirits got even more than they probably bargained for: a UFO sighting. While on a "spirit search," he spotted a bright ball of light in the sky, wobbling around and then hovering silently, until it finally disappeared into the night sky. Apparently, the UFO appeared different on camera than in person.
Read a few quotes from the video and then watch the video itself below (watch your ears... there's some language):
Just a solid ball of light on film
Here's the full YouTube video description:
We were there for a spirit search. The location it self was just wild.
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