Six years before the Wright Brothers’ first flight in the small town of Aurora, TX was one of the most convincing UFO crashes in history. Between 1896 and 1897 there was a large amount of sightings, at least six that I could find, involving a cigar-shaped airship across the United States. This all culminated in Aurora, Texas on April 19th, 1897 when a cigar shaped craft crashed into a windmill that was located on Judge J.S. Proctor’s land. Among the crash debris was a being that was described as “not of this world” as well as a “martian” by the Army officer from Fort Worth.