Saturday, November 12, 2011

Spain: A UFO Crash in 1899?

Juan Carlos Victorio remarks on an article appearing in Spain's Mas Allá de la Ciencia magazine (October 2011, No.272) discussing a UFO crash in Spain a full forty-eight years before the birth of the contemporary "flying saucer" age.

The article, written by Alex Muniente, asks: "Was there a conspiracy to cover up an extraterrestrial crash near Barcelona in 1899? In the late 19th century, a mysterious aerolith exploded over the skies of the "ciudad Condal" (the city of Counts, as Barcelona is known) creating astonishment and confusion throughout the city."

Victorio's take on the phenomenon is less than positive: