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We Paid Our Respects to a Space Alien

We Paid Our Respects to a Space Alien


By avatar  Stacy
Posted On 05/02/2018 23:50:15
Trip Date 01/03/2018  

Destinations | Drive | Texas | Aurora | Fort Worth | Cemetery | Spaceship Crash | Alien | Grave



At some point during 2017, Scott learned of a reported spaceship crash that occurred over 120 years ago (1897) in Aurora, Texas. We agreed that the next time we were in the vicinity of Ft. Worth, Texas we'd make it a point to stop by and pay our respects. We had the perfect opportunity during a long drive between Kansas City, MO and Austin, TX - and the stop would give us an excuse to get out of the car and stretch our legs!

If you live in or are visiting the Fort Worth, Texas area, and have a couple of hours of available time, this is a completely free off the beaten path "attraction" - and you too will be able to tell your friends and family that you visited the grave of a space alien!


Aurora Cemetery

From Highway 114, we turned left on Cemetery Road and drove until we spotted Aurora Cemetery on our left.


Entrance to Aurora Cemetery

Entrance to Aurora Cemetery

The parking inside the cemetery was quite limited (the only available parking was on the narrow paved roads shared with other visiting vehicles), so we parked on Cemetery Road just outside the fence surrounding the cemetery. We approached the main entrance so that we could read the historical marker which actually included a reference to the buried alien:

"This site is also well known because of the legend that a spaceship crashed nearby and the pilot, killed in the crash, was buried here."


Historical Marker at Aurora Cemetery

Historical Marker at Aurora Cemetery

Tombstone of Ned, the Alien

Although we had no real information about the whereabouts of the grave, we couldn't leave without seeing it, so we began our search. After we walked through the main entrance, we noticed another carload of people walking about - were they at the cemetery to visit a family member ... or were they there to see Ned (the name given to the alien by the local townspeople)? We decided to take our chances and walk toward the group, hoping that we would get lucky and find Ned's burial site.

Success! The marker was located beneath a large tree with a lower limb that protruded out several feet from the tree before it turned up forming a right angle.


Burial Site found near large Tree

Burial Site found near large Tree

With a small wooden cross and some flowers behind it, the "stone" (actually a small boulder), was covered with some "artwork" which appeared to be drawn with a Sharpie along with offerings (pennies) left from previous visitors. (Apparently the stone was stolen at some point in time, however was since replaced.)


Current "Stone" Marker

Current "Stone" Marker


Close-up of the Cross:  Aurora, Tex;  Alien Crashed by Here

Close-up of the Cross: Aurora, Tex; Alien Crashed by Here


Close-up of the "Artwork" on the Tombstone

Close-up of the "Artwork" on the Tombstone


Tip for Finding the Tombstone

If you make a visit to Aurora Cemetery, the easiest way to find the tombstone is by entering the cemetery through the third entrance (Beauchamp Drive Gate, located to the right of the main entrance). After entering, the grave is near the entry road about half way between the exterior fencing and the interior road named Aurora Lane in Section 1 of the cemetery.

Off the Beaten Path Attractions

What's your favorite "off the beaten path" tourist attraction in your home city?




Total Fitbit steps today: 3,221
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Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, TX, United States


We Paid Our Respects to a Space Alien



Related Stories  None
Created On 05/02/2018 14:15:51  
Updated On 07/28/2018 18:53:00
Scheduled On 05/02/2018 23:50:15
Posted On 05/02/2018 23:50:15
Last Editor Stacy
Location  Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, TX, United States
LinkId  AlienCemeteryAurora
StoryId  1525284951506









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