Aurora, Texas: 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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Alien tombstone?

Spaceman Gravestone

The unmarked grave is no longer unmarked. We went to Aurora to find the legendary spaceman's gravesite and crash location. After walking through the cemetery for a while, we found a new, small gravestone with a picture of a spaceship carved on it.

The gravestone is located in the southwest part of the cemetery to the right of the road and before the Bledsoe marker, among the older gravestones from the late 1800s. This was the exact location that was discovered by the UFO Hunters during their investigation in 2008. This stone must have been put there since 2008 because during the UFO Hunters investigation, there was no gravestone due to the original being stolen in the late 1970s.

[Joey and Nick Kraynok, 04/22/2012]

Grave of Loreta, World's Talking Bird.

Alien Pilot Grave - World's Talking Bird

I went there looking for the Alien grave site, but it was nowhere to be found. No Patrick Swayze, either. I did find "Loreta the World's Talking Bird." If you like old cemeteries, this one does not disappoint. A lot of very old graves, some dating back to the 1850s. It was well worth the country drive.

[Cheryl DeHaes, 07/16/2006]
Aurora Texas Alien Cemetery

Tonight we went to see where the Pilot of the UFO wreck was buried. The historical marker was still there telling the story. We looked around and couldn't find a grave. There was however, a gravestone with Patrick Swayze's picture on it ( located in the south-west corner of the cemetery). After some inspection we decided to ask some of the resident's what they knew about it. The kid in the house across the street said he was a hoax -- that "some kids were messing around burying stuff." We also asked an old lady what she knew about it. She said that it was a hoax as well. She informed us that at one point there was an unusual rock that identified where the Alien was buried, but it had been stolen.

[Jordan Sheen, 09/19/2004]
Deer-Chasing Fireballs Blamed On Aurora's Buried Alien

According to, on June 2, a postal worker traveling on County Rd. 3673 in Wise Country, TX narrowly avoided a wreck when fleeing deer bolted across his path.... [06/22/2003] Complete News Story

Alien Pilot Buried Here

Head for Aurora,Texas, "the town that almost was" as their tiny town history book states, to take a look at the burial site of an alien pilot that crashed its UFO there in 1897. The town is just off US 287 west of Rhome heading toward Bridgeport on 114. Look for the sign saying CEMETERY pointing south. There is a historical marker that includes the word "spaceship" at the site and keep an eye out for the tombstone of Loreta: The World's Talking Bird. This is a true Wise county gem.

[John & Vicki Storrie, 03/04/1998]

Space Alien Buried Here

Aurora Cemetery

Cemetery Rd, Aurora, TX
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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