The Real Story Behind The 1897 Aurora Incident: When A UFO Destroyed A Windmill

By Sophia Maddox | December 12, 2023

The Aurora Incident

Buckle up for an extraordinary journey back in time to the year 1897, where the tranquil town of Aurora, Texas, found itself at the center of an otherworldly event that shook the very fabric of reality. Join us as we unravel the truth behind the mysterious Aurora incident - an astonishing encounter involving a UFO that left a windmill in ruins and the small community bewildered and forever changed. Prepare to delve into historical records, eyewitness accounts, and astonishing revelations that challenge our understanding of the cosmos and the existence of extraterrestrial life. Are you ready to unveil the secrets hidden within the Texas skies over a century ago? Let's embark on this captivating quest to uncover the real story behind the enigmatic 1897 Aurora incident!

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A windmill at dawn. Source: (Sharpshooters/VWPics/UIG via Getty Images)

Forget Roswell and the UFO that reportedly crashed there in 1947. Fifty years earlier, in 1897, the town of Aurora, Texas, may have had an unearthly visitor crash land there, taking out the local judge’s windmill in the process. And according to the newspaper reports of the time, it is just possible that the alien who was piloting the ill-fated spacecraft is still in Aurora today, buried in the local cemetery. Let’s examine what is known about the U.S.’s earliest reported flying saucer crash. 

The Spacecraft was Manned

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Source: (texasufosightings.com)

The townspeople of Aurora flocked to see the bizarre wreckage. Among the debris, they found the remains of the craft’s pilot. The body was mangled and burned, but still intact enough that the residents of Aurora could clearly see that, as the newspaper article stated, the body was “not of this world.” An Army officer even arrived from Fort Worth and he agreed that the body was that of an alien being, quite possibly, he concluded, a Martian.