Again, for the record, here at s8int.com we do not believe in UFO's or Space Aliens. This object could be pre-flood, or it could be from a fairly recent boy scout jamboree. If its the latter, that just goes to show the danger of relying on the current paradigms circular, geological age assumptions.
In 1974, in Romania, two kilometers east of Aiud, a group of workers, on the banks of the river Mures, discovered three buried objects in the sand, in a trench about 10 meters(32 feet) in depth . Two of the objects, proved themselves to be Mastodon bones, some millions of years old from, between the Miocene and the Pleistocene periods.
The third object, a block of metal similar in some respects to the head of a hammer, was sent off, for a study, to the archeological institute of Cluj-Napoca.
The examination of this object showed that it was, 20.2 cm long, 12.5 cm wide and 7 cm, high, (8x5x3 inches approx) and ignited a debate within the scientific community.
Florin Gheorghita, for one, had the opportunity to examine the report, and the analysis performed under the direction of Dr.Niederkorn of the institute for the study of metals and of non-metallic minerals (ICPMMN), located in Magurele, Romania, emphasized that it is composed of a alloy of extremely complex metal.
Gheorghita affirms that the alloy is composed of 12 different elements, of which he has succeeded to establish also the volumetric percentage of the aluminum (89%). He identified the presence of Copper (6,2%), silicon (2,84%),zinc (1,81%), lead (0,41%), pond (0,33%), zirconium(0,2%), cadmium (0,11%), nickel (0,0024%), cobalt (0,0023%), bismuth (0,0003%), silver (0,0002%), and gallium (in trace amounts).
The fact that this weird metal object is uncovered together with very ancient, bone (mastodon) does cause one to wonder and raises many issues.
THE AIUD ARTIFACT
1. The aluminium wedge of Aiud (also called the object of Aiud) is a mysterious artifact of uncertain origin in the shape of a wedge, which was found at an archeological site near the Roman town of Aiud, allegedly near by a mammoth skeleton.
It is composed of 89% aluminium covered by a thick oxide layer. The thickness of this oxide layer is said to be confirmation that the object is anachronistic, at least three-hundred or four-hundred years old.
The aluminium wedge of Aiud is often cited as "proof" that aliens visited earth at earlier times, because aluminium was difficult to produce in quantity before 1825. Most scientists, however, believe that this object is a fake.
2. The Aluminium wedge of Aiud (also called object of Aiud) is a mysterious body in form of a wedge, which was found at digging works near the Roman town Aiud. It consists of 89% of aluminium, which is covered by a thick oxide layer.
The thickness of this layer is said to be so strong as it would lay over a million years in the ground. The Aluminium wedge of Aiud is often citated as "proof" that aliens visited earth at earlier times, because there were no possibilities to produce Aluminium before 1825.
Most scientists however, believe that this object, which existence is not clear, is a fake.
Aluminum, just to begin, it is not found free in nature, but combined with other minerals and only in the last 100 years or so has the technology been thought to exist to separate it out.
Additionally, this strange "foot" is covered with an oxide layer, of little more of a millimeter, which lends credence to its antiquity. The Romanian scientists began to form some hypotheses.
There was one that seems more interesting than others. An aeronautical engineer, in fact, advised that it was similar to the foot of a landing of device of sort of a flying vehicle, with reduced dimensions such as the lunar module or the Viking probe.
In confirmation or support of this theory beyond the shape of the object, are the two oval holes, and the scratches in the interior in the rear part and the angles, like too the composition of the material, as well as its composition of light aluminum.
In 1973, on the bank of the Mures, a river near Aiud, a 700-year-old town in Transylvania, Romania, workers discovered a small, mysterious metal object, along with bones (including the jaw) of a mastodon, in a sand pit under a 35-foot-thick layer of sand.
Later, the find was donated to the Museum of the History of Transylvania in Cluj. The editors of RUFOR, a Romanian UFO magazine, found the strange object in a storeroom of the museum in 1995.
The object weighs five pounds and its dimensions are 8.25 by 5 by 2.75 inches. There are two holes of different sizes in it. The object has two arms. The traces of tool marks can be seen on the sides of the object and on its lower part.
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A piece of this object was examined at a research center at Margurele, Romania. According to the analysis, the object contains 12 elements: 89 percent aluminum, 6.2 percent copper, 2.84 percent silicon, 1.81 percent zinc, 0.41 percent lead, 0.33 percent tin, 0.2 percent zirconium, 0.11 percent cadmium, 0.0024 percent nickel, 0.0023 percent cobalt, 0.0003 percent bismuth, and trace of galium.
Mircea Aries and Peter Lab, two Romanian journalists and researchers, affirm that the same results were obtained in a research institute in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The object is covered with a thick layer of aluminum oxide. After the analysis of this layer, the specialist affirmed that the object is at least 300 to 400 years old.
This result puzzled the researchers because pure aluminum was not readily obtainable until the middle of the 19th century.
Other specialists claim that the object could be 20,000 years old because it was found in a layer with mastodon bone. Perhaps this particular specimen lived in the latter part of the Pleistocene.
Some researchers suppose that this piece of metal was part of a flying object that had fallen into the river. They presume that it had an extraterrestrial origin. Other researchers affirm that it was made on Earth and was part of a tool. The purpose of this tool is unknown.
Boczor Iosif is a retired teacher in Transylvania. He is a regular contributor to several Hungarian paranormal magazines and a correspondent for the Fortean Times.