Mysterious wreckage has been discovered after 60 years which UFOlogistics claim is a crashed flying saucer
'The Silpho UFO' was first found in 1957 by three men on Silpho Moor, near Scarborough in November 1957. The flying saucer measures 45cm in diameter and weighs 15kg, and was discovered just months after the Russians launched Sputnik. The remains of the aircraft were first sent to The Science Museum in London for examination by experts in 1963 but remained there in a tin box until finally being found again just last week. The copper base of the object is said to be inscribed with hieroglyphs, similar to the wreckage of the UFO that crashed at Roswell, New Mexico in June 1947. When the object was cut open by scientists, a book was found inside made of 17 thin copper sheets, with each sheet covered in yet more hieroglyphs. Local café owner Phillip Longbottom had claimed the hieroglyphs translated into a 2000-word message sent by an alien called Ullo, which contained a warning of ‘You will improve or disappear.’ Damn, Ullo. What's your problem?
The object was passed around different universities and museums for years, including a stint with Gordon Claringbull at the Natural History Museum, a specialist in meteorites and explosives. Gordon said there was nothing unusual in the samples, tying in with the suggestion from some sceptics that the saucer was an elaborate hoax fashioned from a domestic hot water cylinder in a back-street garage. That's no fun. At Manchester University, tests showed the object contained lead and copper, and the copper was of an unusually high purity. Now that's a little more exciting. There's no proof that the object has been in outer space because it doesn't seem to have been exposed to the temperatures we'd expect from that, but the Silpho Saucer story still remains Britain’s answer to the Roswell incident.
The object has come back into circulation after Dr David Clarke, a Professor of British folklore and cultural tradition, gave a talk at The National Archives on the release of the Ministry of Defence’s UFO files. "One of the museum staff tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I was aware that ‘bits of a flying saucer’ had been kept in a cigarette tin in the museum group store for decades. I was absolutely amazed when later we opened the tin box and saw the wreckage. It was obvious these were the remains of the missing Silpho Saucer [and] it’s incredible to hear that pieces of this mystery object have been sitting in a museum archive for more than half a century". So the jury is out, but it's certainly an interesting piece of British history.