With alien themes coming back to television, the folks in one tiny Texas town will be watching the shows — and the skies — even closer.Legend has it that residents of Aurora, TX, had their own alien encounter more than 100 years ago. Just north of Fort Worth, Aurora has a population of 376. Something about it is different — mysterious, and some say, down-right weird. “It’s just a legend,” said Barbara Brammer, Aurora Historian.
April 19, 1897 would change this town’s identity forever. “They said, ‘Have you heard of the Martian that crashed his aircraft into a well site in Aurora?,'” Brammer said. “And I said, ‘No.” A former mayor, Brammer first heard the story of the UFO crash shortly after her arrival in the 1950s “I kept the legend going whenever I was teaching or when we had new people in to the community,” she said.Legend has it that in 1897 — six years before the Wright Brothers’ first flight — a number of reports came in from across the country of a cigar-shaped flying machine.
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