In Romania, a mysterious hunk of metal that was found a long time ago, in the 1970s, appears to be altering our thoughts on extra-terrestrial life. The chunk of aluminum seems to be artificial in origin, raising questions. It has been called “250,000-year-old UFO wreckage” by experts, though it seems to be presenting us with more questions than it does answers.
The metal was thoroughly tested at a lab in Lausanne, Switzerland, revealing that the object is indeed nearly 250,000 years old and that it was composed of 90% aluminum. This is strange because aluminum was not produced by humans until about 200 years ago. So where did this material come from?
The object was found about 10 meters underground near the Mures River. Oddly enough, it was buried with two bones.
Gheorghe Cohal, the Deputy Director of the Romanian Ufologists Association, told local media outlets: “Lab tests concluded it is an old UFO fragment given that the substances it comprises cannot be combined with technology available on Earth.”
This hunk of metal features a concavo, a distinctive shape.
It was quickly determined that the bones were from a large mammal that died somewhere between 10,000 and 80,000 years ago, but experts were shocked when they realized that the metal was manufactured.
A local historian believes that the metal is actually from a WWII German aircraft, though the age is still somewhat off.
For now, the object is on display at the History Museum of Cluj-Napoca with a sign that says “origin still unknown”.