Yorkshire Post headline from 1957
The documents state that the artifacts sent to the museum included a section of the metal plastic outer casing, a short length of copper tubing, and several shards of foil from the “booklet” found inside. The artifacts were studied by the Natural History Museum Gordon Claringbull, described as a meteorites and explosives expert. The documents state that analyses of the objects revealed they were likely of Earthly origin, and many of the museum staff who examined them believed them to be an elaborate hoax. Still, others like Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding who led the RAF forces at the Battle of Britain in WWII claimed to have personally examined the object and believed it to be of extraterrestrial origin.