Saturday, October 22, 2016

Expert reveals intriguing theory behind 250,000-year-old aluminum 'UFO part' that stunned alien hunters

Daily Mirror October 21, 2016 by Anthony Bond and Kara O'Neil
It is a mystery which is baffling experts and dividing opinion.
A piece of aluminium that looks as if it was handmade is being hailed as 250,000-year-old proof that aliens once visited Earth.
Metallic aluminum was not really produced by mankind until around 200 years ago, so the discovery of the large chunk in Romania that could be up to 250,000 years old is being held as a sensational find.
The details of the discovery were never made public at the time because it was pulled out of the earth in communist Romania in 1973.

But despite some claiming it is proof of a UFO, Romanian historian Mihai Wittenberger claims the object is actually a metal piece from a World War II German aircraft.
It is thought the aircraft came down near the banks of the river.
However, this theory goes against tests which showed it could be between 400 and 80,000 years old.
Builders working on the shores of the Mures River not far from the central Romanian town of Aiud found three objects 10 metres (33 feet) under the ground.
They appeared to be unusual and very old, and archaeologists were bought in who immediately identified two of them as being fossils.
The third looked to be a piece of man-made metal, although very light, and it was suspected that it might be the end of an axe.
All three were sent together with the others for further analysis to Cluj, the main city of the Romanian region of Transylvania.
It was quickly determined that the two large bones belonged to a large extinct mammal that died 10,000-80,000 years ago, but experts were stunned to find out that the third object was a piece of very lightweight metal, and appeared to have been manufactured.
According to tests, the object is made of 12 metals, 90% aluminium, and it was dated by Romanian officials as being 250,000 years old. The initial results were later confirmed by a lab in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Other experts who conducted later tests said the dates were far alter, ranging between 400 and 80,000 years old, but even at 400 years old it would still be 200 years earlier than when aluminum was first produced.
The object is 20 centimeters (7.8 inches) long, 12.5 centimetres (4.9 inches) wide and 7 centimeters (2.8 inches) thick.
What puzzled experts is that the piece of metal has concavities that make it look as if it was manufactured as part of a more complex mechanical system.
Now a heated debate is going on that the object is actually part of a UFO and proof of visitation by an alien civilization in the past.
Gheorghe Cohal, the Deputy Director of the Romanian Ufologists Association, told local media: "Lab tests concluded it is an old UFO fragment given that the substances it comprises cannot be combined with technology available on Earth."
The metal object has now gone on display in the History Museum of Cluj-Napoca with its full history causing heated speculation after it was noted that museum officials had added a sign saying: "origin still unknown".


Mumpsimus said...

My money is on "piece of a downed German aircraft." The huge ranges of estimated age do not inspire confidence. Still fun, though.

More pictures here. And
this article contains a list of component metals.

Trooper York said...

My money is on a crushed beer can. Just sayn'

bagoh20 said...

Is assuming this is an alien spacecraft part too much imagination or too little?

ricpic said...

A Kubrick plant!

Sixty Grit said...

Bullshit on stilts.

rhhardin said...

200,000 year old flash drive.

Chip Ahoy said...

What a load. This is Ancient Aliens territory. Take something out of context, examine it separately, apply all the tool available to your limited specialization and jump at wild and easy conclusion.

Ancient Aliens and climate change alarmists made me lose respect for a type of scientist.

[A pet peeve, an extreme peeve, this pet is big a as a battleship, is this, regarding Egyptian evidence they dredge up, if only the Ancient Aliens researchers would consult worthy linguists and art historians, and there are so many truly great ones available, then their nonsense would be shot down in two seconds flat. But no. Their absurd fantasies are too entertaining to drop, and understanding is too much a serious task to pursue. I laughed out lout, split a gut, fell all over the place disabled with laughter when a young Egyptologist with his masters and now actually inside a tomb suggested "aliens?" as possible answer to a question posed by head of antiquities, Zahi Hawass, who snapped, "GET OUT! GET OUT! GET OUT OF HERE! YOU SHOUD BE FLIPPING HAM BUR GERS! Ha ha ha ha ha, just recalling that cracks me up all over again.

I appreciated Hawass because his approach to the language is through Arabic, so his native phonemes are available.

Now that I'm recalling that most entertaining show ever, the girl was afraid of being inside a pyramid. There she was having the experience of a lifetime, rare, because the pyramid is closed except to Hawass, and and all she could do was mewl fearfully about wanting to get out of it. She pissed me off, but Zahi Hawass liked her. In another scene the muslim helpers sacrificed a goat in celebration of their fantastic new find, a truly great part of the show, but the frail little American princess freaked out by their halal method of killing the goat. She cried and dragged down the whole celebration, except the muslim guys were all, oh fuck off you silly bint. They ignored her.

And in another scene they discover a buried building, possibly a tomb, for Wenis, (the desert hair hieroglyph inside a cartouche being the dead giveaway. You see that rabbit and go, "Wenis!") I sat up to attention because now they're reading hieroglyphs. Zahi Hawass asks the tender frail thing "what do these hieroglyphs say?" She looked up, pondered, and answered casually, "An offering." Zahi Hawass said excitedly, "Yes!" as if she answered spectacularly, such a bright child, while at home I'm sitting there thinking, "Well fucking DUH! The whole set of ligatures is standard formulaic offering, it's obvious on sight, at a casual glance, as a goddamn painted picture! It IS a painted picture. Carved in f'n stone. That arrangement is ALL the f over the place! He's asking, "what is the offering, how many jugs of beer, how much bread, how much linen, how many cattle, that would inform us to the importance of the event, for Christ's sake, for a master's level student or for a doctorate student, that's no answer at all, you dope, yet Zahi Hawass accepted it as a knowlegeable answer. And that's how you dummkopfs get your "A"? Fuck me. It wasn't good enough. Although truly great, there were many terribly dissatisfying things about that show.]

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

What about time travel, that could explain it.

chickelit said...

I'm intrigued by the methodology used to date it between 250k y and 0.4k y. That seems sloppy.

I smell a hoax.

Still, it reminded me of a recent metallic find on the Somme battlefield. Investigators were looking for evidence of a top secret British flamethrower. They found pieces and ID'd the weapon from extant records. What I'm getting at is that someone could conceivably identify the precise piece of aircraft and compare it with an existing piece. Also, the aluminum seems to be an alloy containing other metals. That alone is a "fingerprint" and could be compared to wartime aluminum and contaminating metals.

chickelit said...

That alone is a "fingerprint" and could be compared to wartime aluminum and contaminating metals.

Or, the elemental composition could be used to discredit the "German aircraft" theory. Hell, Siemans (a German firm) invented the machine that dropped the price of aluminum a thousand-fold: link

Isn't bags a bit of a metallurgist? I expected something more technical from him!

Methadras said...

The only thing that makes it an obvious relic is the fact that it was found alongside other items in the same strata. That's a hard thing to have happen 10 meters down.

Trooper York said...

Well it was found in Transylvania so maybe it was Dracula's dildo.