Bizarre finding sparks claims that extraterrestrials touched down on our planet a long, long time ago
THE discovery of an ancient piece of aluminium is being hailed as evidence that aliens visited Earth 250,000 years agо
Now tests at a lab in Lausanne, Switzerland, have revealed that the strange fragment of metal is made up of 90 percent aluminium and is 250,000 years old.
Aluminium was not produced by mankind until about 200 years ago, so the discovery of the large chunk that could be up to 250,000 years old is being held up as a sensational find.
Gheorghe Cohal, the Deputy Director of the Romanian Ufologists Association, told local media: «Lab tests concluded it is an old UFO fragment given that the substances it comprises cannot be combined with technology available on Earth.»
Builders working on the shores of the Mures River not far from the central Romanian town of Aiud found the objects 10 metres under the ground, where it was buried alongside two bones.