Aurora, Texas: Space Alien Buried Here

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Aurora Cemetery

Address:
Cemetery Rd, Aurora, TX
Directions:
Aurora Cemetery. US 81/287 in Rhome, exit onto Hwy 114. West 1.5 miles, then south a half-mile on Cemetery Rd. The cemetery and marker (when it hasn't been stolen) are on the left side.
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Space Alien Buried Here

Cemetery where a crash-landed 19th century space alien is purported to be buried. Bonus: the grave of "Loreta The World's Talking Bird."

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History's Skid Marks: Space Alien Buried.

Space Alien Buried in 1897

It's a question that comes up frequently when someone talks about Roswell: If a space alien really did crash on earth, then where's the body? Turns out it's in a cemetery in Aurora, Texas, pulled out of a craft that smashed into a windmill nearby 125 years ago. The purported alien pilot's grave -- the most popular spot in the cemetery -- is bona-fide enough that it's mentioned in the official Texas state historical marker out front. Its improvised tombstones, stolen many times over the years, were finally replaced in 2019 by a large granite boulder: nearly impossible to abduct (with earthly technology) and large enough to accommodate the many gifts and offerings left by visitors.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/17/2022]

Space Alien Buried Here.

Space Alien Buried Here

Latest photo of the offerings at the alien marker.

[Vanessa McPherson, 05/29/2021]

Offerings at the grave.

Space Alien Buried Here

Beautiful oak trees and interesting personal items left at the alien grave rock.

[Anne, 08/21/2020]
Space Alien Grave

The hardest part about finding the grave is that people keep stealing its grave marker. Previous visitors gave directions to look for a small slab with a UFO carved into it, but that and several other stones have since been pilfered. The latest marker is a giant piece of granite, hopefully too heavy to abscond with, and it is covered with gifts ranging from pennies to a large toy battle ax. It's on the right side of the cemetery, near the front, under an old tree.

[Scott Wilson, 03/11/2020]

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