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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8/29/2018 10:23:04 pm
Something that surprised me, and perhaps isnt common knowledge for whatever reason, is that people have been flying in hot air balloons since the late 1700’s. Perhaps this could be the cause of such reports? I just always question any potential spacecraft crash, considering the tech needed to get here. Still, an interesting story either way. Thanks for doing what you do. Appreciate as a Texan and enthusiast.
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