Strange History

Fifty years before Roswell

Fifty years before Roswell made headlines about crashed UFOs, and even a few days before Aurora, Texas, did the same in April of 1897, there was a UFO crash in Kalamazoo, Michigan: on Sunday, April 11. Compared to Roswell and Aurora, it is relatively forgotten. The article reporting the crash stated, “If reports be true, the airship, that ghostlike and meteoric wanderer through realms of the western sky, which has startled and awed the mighty west for several months, is now a thing of the glorious past. The dull thud did it. It came, it was seen, and it blew up; so report says.”