Silpho Moor ‘UFO bits’ found in Science Museum archive

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Fragments of a mysterious object dubbed “Britain’s answer to Roswell” have been unearthed after being hidden away for decades in a Science Museum archive.

In 1957, newspapers reported a small “copper-bottomed flying saucer” being found on Silpho Moor near Scarborough.

Despite tests finding the object was likely to be terrestrial in origin, the unusual item sparked wide intrigue.

Shards held in the archives have been re-examined after archivists were told of their “cultural significance”.

 The find on Silpho Moor, near Scarborough, made newspaper headlines in late 1957

Dr David Clarke, a journalism lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, was invited to study the fragments after giving a talk about the Ministry of Defence’s UFO files at the London museum.

Speaking to the BBC, he said the metal object was originally found by three men on moorland weeks after Russia’s first Sputnik satellite was launched.

Reports at the time suggested the 18in metallic saucer contained thin copper sheets engraved with unintelligible hieroglyphics.

“It was tinkered with and sliced into tiny pieces to be examined by various people,” he said. {….}

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