- On Thursday. August 15, 2002, the crude medallion found
near the site of a reported spaceship crash in Aurora, Texas, back in 1897
was given a cursory examination by Cyndi Fernihough, a jeweler in Decatur,
- Fernihough, while professing she does not believe in
"aliens," nevertheless pronounced the medallion as "puzzling".
She said the piece had the characteristics of oxidized copper.
- "I don't believe it is brass because there is no
smell of brass," she explained. "I think it is copper but weathered
after being in the ground so long.
- Fernihough also noted that the eight punch holes in the
small metal disk were square, indicating the use of square nails. This
observation fits well with the account of the medallion's finder, Robert
Brown of Newark, Texas. Brown said he found the piece near the site of
the reported 1897 UFO crash but added that a blacksmith shop had been in
that same location.
- Study of both the medallion and the circumstances of
its discovery will continue.
- For more information and photos: http://www.jimmarrs.com