In November 1957, three men witnessed a red light falling from the skies above Silpho Moor in northern England near Royal Air Force Fylingdales. The men got out of their car to investigate after their car mysteriously stopped and discovered a strange object lying on the ground. The object was roughly eighteen inches across, saucer-shaped, and quite heavy for its size. The object changed hands a few times, and was allegedly opened at some point, at which a rolled ‘booklet’ of copper sheets embossed with unidentifiable hieroglyphs or symbols was found.
The object, top, and the ‘booklet’ of hieroglyphs.
What followed became one of the strangest UFO mysteries in England, described in detail here by Mysterious Universe’s Nick Redfern. Like many supposed UFO artifacts, the Silpho Moor object was eventually lost to history, it’s whereabouts unknown for the last six decades. However, a London museum is now reporting the discovery of archival documents which detail how the objects were studied in the years following their discovery. According to the Yorkshire Post, documents found in the archives of London Science Museum seem to suggest that pieces of the Silpho Moor object were sent to the museum in 1963 for expert analysis.