An unusual discovery was made and it could be the proof of ancient UFOs. Discovery of a 250,000-year-old aluminium has puzzled everyone especially since the material has been known only for the past 200 years.
Conspiracy theorists are up in arms, claiming that an ancient piece of what appears to be manufactured aluminium is proof aliens once visited Earth as the metal pre-dates man-made aluminium by hundreds of thousands of years.
The sensational find was actually discovered back in 1973 in the then communist Romania but the information was not made public until now.
Builders who were working on a project near the Mures River – close to the town of Aiud – dug the piece of metal up 10 metres below ground.
Three pieces were found at the time, but the first two were ruled as fossils, with the third deemed to be the head of an axe.
Two of the discoveries were of an extremely large mammal that lived up to 100,000 years ago, but researchers were stumped when they found that the other was a lightweight metal that, when subjected to analysis in Romanian laboratories, was found to be 250,000 years old.
Independent testing on the object, which is made up of 90 per cent aluminium, in Switzerland seemed to confirm its age.
Some scientists have disputed the age, claiming that it could be anywhere between 400-years old and 80,000-years old, but even so, both pre-date man-made aluminium by at least 200 years.
The release of information to the public has prompted some to claim that this is clear evidence that aliens once visited Earth.
Gheorghe Cohal, the Deputy Director of the Romanian Ufologists Association, said: “Lab tests concluded it is an old UFO fragment given that the substances it comprises cannot be combined with technology available on Earth.”
The artefact is now on display in the History Museum of Cluj-Napoca with a sign saying “origin still unknown”.