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'Silpho Saucer' mystery solved after 60 years

By T.K. Randall
February 8, 2018 · Comment icon 8 comments



The 'Silpho Saucer' was reportedly found out on the Yorkshire moors. Image Credit: Public Domain
A miniature UFO that allegedly crashed in Yorkshire in 1957 has been rediscovered inside a museum archive.
The peculiar metallic object, which was adorned with mysterious heiroglyphics, was found by three men on Silpho Moor, England, a few weeks after the launch of Russia's first Sputnik satellite.

When the men opened it up they found a small copper book containing what was claimed at the time to be a message sent to Earth by an extraterrestrial entity to warn mankind about nuclear war.

A short time later however the object and its contents disappeared without a trace, sparking a hunt that would go on to span more than half a century.

As it turns out, the 'UFO' had actually ended up inside a metal cigarette tin at the Science Museum Group's archive more than 200 miles away from the site of its discovery.
Papers also reveal that it had been taken to London in 1963 for further investigation.

Meteorite expert Gordon Claringbull of the Natural History Museum was one of the experts who analyzed the object however he reported finding 'nothing unusual' about its materials.

Other tests conducted by a metallurgist at Manchester University indicated that it likely hadn't come from space because there was no evidence it had ever been exposed to high temperatures.

UFO researcher Jenny Randles, who read the reports from the analysis, has described the object as "the most costly and well organised hoax that has ever taken place in Britain."

"The hoaxers never seemed to gain from it and whoever had it built spent considerably more than the ten pounds the finders reportedly paid for it," she said.

Source: Yorkshire Post | Comments (8)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by stereologist 5 years ago
I found this article about the Silpho saucer. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/hoax-or-contact-enigma-of-the-silpho-saucer-1-2460169 †
Comment icon #2 Posted by Almighty Evan 5 years ago
Tests carried out at Manchester University revealed the objectís shell contained lead and the copper parts were of unusual high purity. But a metallurgist concluded it could not have arrived on Earth from space as there was no evidence it had been exposed to high temperatures. † Copper parts of high purity would have to have been exposed to high temperatures.
Comment icon #3 Posted by ChrLzs 5 years ago
Please cite that from a metallurgy source, including defining 'high' purity numerically.† Also explain why you would raise that, given that being exposed to high temperatures at the time of formation†and then being exposed at a later date are two very different things.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Almighty Evan 5 years ago
No thanks. Have a nice day.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Calibeliever 5 years ago
It would be nice to get some images of the leaflets inside if they actually exist. Reminds me of another story that gets told a lot in Utah....
Comment icon #6 Posted by Silent Trinity 5 years ago
Well technically it doesn't "solve" the mystery...it just adds extra information and opinions to the case.† No I am not a proponent for saying it is extra terrestrial in origin, but I am a proponent for saying "just because some lazy hack at the Yorkshire post wants to headline it as such, does not automatically close the case". Ok let's play devils advocate for a moment, suppose this had been "inside" a spacecraft that came to Earth and it was deposited from said vessel within our atmosphere.....therefore there would be no sign of heat damage from atmospheric entry, or other higher temperatur... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by South Alabam 5 years ago
If you could control a crafts speed and decent though the atmosphere it wouldn't have any heat damage.
Comment icon #8 Posted by toast 5 years ago
There are no high temperatures involved when processing copper to high purity copper, the process get executed by ambient temperatures (more or less).


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