The discovery of a lump of aluminium is being hailed as proof that alien creatures visited Earth 250,000 years ago by UFO experts.
The oddly shaped piece of metal was allegedly discovered in Romania during the 1970s while the country was under communist rule.
The Sun reports that a lab in Lausanne, Switzerland has supposedly revealed that the odd shaped fragment is 90 per cent aluminium and is around 250,000 years old.
Ufologists believe that this is proof alien life visited the planet as mankind didn’t create aluminium until 200 years ago.
The Deputy Director of the Romanian Ufologists Association, Gheorghe Cohal, 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.
Local historian Mihai Wittenberger doubts Gheorghe’s claims however, explaining that the object is actually a piece of metal from a World War II German aircraft.
The mystery chunk of metal was discovered by builders working on the banks of the Mures River 10 metres under the ground alongside two bones.
The bones belonged to a large extinct mammal which died out around 10,000 to 80,000 years ago, but experts were shocked when they found the lightweight metal object which appeared to have been manufactured.
The object is now on display in the History Museum of Cluj-Napoca with a sign saying: “origin still unknown”.
Not to sound sceptical but what’s more likely, aliens visiting the planet or the scientists who dated the metal being wrong. Can you honestly say aliens?