New Delhi: The contents of a cigarette box kept in the archives of London's Science Museum have revealed the remains of 'Silpho UFO' – a flying saucer which has been hailed as the 'British Roswell'.
In 1957, the 'miniature UFO' was discovered Silpho Moor near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The copper base of the object – which was 16 inches in diameter and weighed 22lbs – was inscribed with hieroglyphs, similar to the wreckage of the UFO that 'crashed' at Roswell, New Mexico in June 1947.
The object contained 17 thin sheets made of copper, covered with more hieroglyphs.
According to the Express.co.uk, local café owner Phillip Longbottom claimed the hieroglyphics translated into a 2000-word message.
'You will improve or disappear,' the chilling message apparently reads. It is claimed that the hieroglyphs were sent by an alien named 'Ullo' warning Earth about the danger posed by its nuclear weapons.
Recently discovered by Dr David Clarke of Sheffield Hallam University after he gave a talk on the release of the Ministry of Defence’s UFO files at the museum, the remains of the UFO were earlier sent to the Science Museum in London for analysis.
He said: "One of the museum staff tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I was aware that ‘bits of a flying saucer’ had been kept in a cigarette tin in the museum group store for decades.
"I was absolutely amazed when later we opened the tin box and saw the wreckage.
“It was obvious these were the remains of the missing Silpho Saucer that some have claimed as Britain's answer to the famous Roswell incident.
“It's incredible to hear that pieces of this mystery object have been sitting in a museum archive for more than half a century,” Express.co.uk reported.
The remains were initially sent to the Natural History Museum in London where experts said it was probably an elaborate hoax because there was no evidence the metal had come from elsewhere in the solar system or suffered high temperatures after entering the Earth’s atmosphere.
But Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding continued to believe the object was from outer-space.
As per the report, he said he had personally examined the object in 1959 and said it was a “miniature UFO”.