The pilot of the ship is supposed to have been the only one on board, and while his remains are badly disfigured, enough of the original has been picked up to show that he was not an inhabitant of this world. - S.E.Haydon, The Dallas Morning News, 19th April 1897
On 17th April 1897, an aircraft of alien origin crashed in Aurora, on the property of Judge Proctor. The charred remains of the pilot were buried in an unmarked grave here in the local cemetery.
(Or was it a hoax to bring more visitors to a town that was down on its luck?)