- AURORA,Texas --- Resident
Robert L. Brown, now in his eighties, was using his metal detector around
the Aurora baseball field back in the late 1960s when he made a surprising
- Digging down about more than a foot, Brown found an odd
medallion composed of two dish-shaped halves held together by heavy metal
wire perhaps made of copper.
- "At first I thought it was something made by the
Indians," said Brown. But then he remembered that the location of
his discovery was less than 150 feet from the reported site of a spaceship
crash here on April 17, 1897.
- "Because of the depth at which I found it, I think
it must have come from that spaceship crash," offered Brown.
- After his curiosity grew over the object, Brown took
it to an area aerospace contractor for analysis. "They said the interior
of the medallion is made of gold," Brown said. "But since I didn,t
ask what the exterior was made from, they didn,t say. Actually, they said
they didn,t know what it was."
- After placing a small leather strap through the connecting
wire, Brown wore the medallion for a while before storing it away at his
- With renewed interest in the Aurora spaceship crash story,
Brown retrieved the medallion and brought it to a recently-opened gift
shop in Aurora to show visitors.
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