Experts are studying a mysterious aluminum object that could date back to 250,000 years: Some speculate it might be a part from a UFO


A fragment of aluminum that appears to have been made by hand is being claimed as 250,000-year-old evidence that aliens once visited Earth in the long distant past.

 Metallic aluminum was not being produced by mankind until about 200 years ago, so this find of a large chunk that could be around 250,000 years old is held as a sensational discovery. The exact details of the find were never made public at the time for the reason that the metal was excavated in communist Romania in 1973.
 The discovery was made when builders that were working on the shores of Mures River found three objects that were 33 feet (10 meters) underground. This river is not far from the central Romanian town of Aiud. The pieces look unusual and very old, and archaeologists were brought to view them immediately and identified two of the objects as fossils. But the third piece seemed to be a man-made metal, and even though it is very light, it was suspected that it may be the end of an axe.

All three objects were sent together to be further analyzed by archaeologists in Cluj, the main city of the Romanian region of Transylvania. They quickly determined that the two large bones had belonged to an extinct mammal that died out around 90,000 years ago. The third object stunned the experts since it was a piece of lightweight metal, and seemed to have been manufactured.

According to tests, the object is made out of 12 different metals, but it was 90% aluminum. The Romanian officials dated the object as being 250,000 years old. The first results were later confirmed by a lab located in Lausanne, Switzerland. Later, other experts conducted tests and said that could be wrong – the age could range between 400 and 80,000 years old. Even if the object is 400 years old, that would still be 200 years before aluminum was known to have been first produced.

The object is 7.8 inches (20 centimeters) long, 4.9 inches (12.5 centimeters) wide and 2.8 inches (7 centimeters) thick. The experts were puzzled by the fact that the piece of metal has concavities that make it seem that it was manufactured as a component of a more complex mechanical system.

 Now there is a heated debate around whether the object is part of a UFO and is evidence of aliens having visited our civilisation in the past.

The Deputy Director of the Romanian Ufologists Association, Gheorghe Cohal, told the local media that lab tests concluded that it’s an old UFO fragment, given that the materials could not have been combined with the technology that’s available on Earth. The local historian Mihai Wittenberger has claimed that the item is actually a metal piece from a WWII German aircraft. However, this does not explain the actual age of the artifact, Daily Record reported.

The metal object is now on public display inside the History Museum of Cluj-Napoca with the full history that was the cause of the heated debate. It was noted that museum officials added a sign that states the origin is still unknown. Maybe one day we will be able to find out exactly where this mysterious object originated.

 Burial pit discovered in France speaks of violence that is uncharacteristic of Neolithic society
May 4, 2017 Ian Harvey
 

A 5,500-6,000-year-old pit has been unearthed in Bergheim, France, a village near to the German border.

 The pit was discovered by chance in 2012 by an archaeological surveying company doing work on excavations on a property development in Bergheim.  The area of 5 acres was covered in ancient pits called silos.  Out of the 60 silos discovered, 14 of them contain human bones.
 One of the silos contains the gruesome remains of what is thought to be a family.  Under the skeletal remains are seven severed left upper limbs, including some without hands or fingers.  One of these is thought to be from a 12 to 16-year-old child.  All the limbs show the marks of a knife or axe.

Some of the bones have been chopped up further, and it is unknown if torture was involved.  On top of the limbs lay two adults and four children.  The last remains are of a middle-aged man who is missing an arm.  It is thought he died due to head injuries as his skull clearly shows damage.  Long after the layers of bones had settled, another body was laid in the silo, a woman who shows no signs of violence on her remains at all.

This pit differs from those around it, as those have remains that show little or no signs of violence.  The damage on some of the remains in the other pits can be attributed to everyday life, as farm life has always been hard and accidents do happen.

 Such circular pits having been used for burial is a common occurrence across Western Europe.  But the finding of the pit with the brutalized remains has caused puzzlement among scientists, as it confuses the effort of working out what Neolithic daily life was actually like, Mail Online reported.

There are two theories as to why this pit is different.  The first is that there could have been a judicial sentence on these people.  The second is that there had been a war.  Neolithic communities were not known for their violence, which is why the find is so surprising.

They are thought of as farmers.  It is more commonly thought that the remains are from a war.  There is clear evidence of violence by Neolithic people in Germany in wars and general fighting amongst communities, but nothing has been found in France before.  However, this pit is unique in its level of violence, and it is unknown whether this was an isolated incident or indicative of something that was wider spread than scientists have so far discovered.

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