Claims of UFO's crashing are perhaps the most compelling aspect of these phenomena. Perhaps this is because it seems to attest to a physical limit to objects that appear omnipotent and uncontrolable. It may also be that crashes could provide evidence that otherwise seems so elusive when speaking of unknown aerial phenomena. Whatever the draw, About.com lists the following as their TOP UFO Crash cases. Do you agree, and assuming they've compiled them in some type of rank, do you agree with that as well?
1897-The Aurora, Texas
This UFO Crash occurred during the "Great Airship" wave of the late 1800s. The legend of a UFO crash and a dead alien has survived over a century of debate. Allegedly, the dead alien pilot is buried in the local cemetery. The story of the crash was related by local newspapers, the UPI, and AP. The city received "historical site" status because of the incident.
1941-The Missouri UFO Crash Retrieval
Brought to public knowledge by UFO investigator Leo Stringfield, from an account by Charlette Mann. Mann related the story of her grandfather Reverend William Huffman, who claimed to have been called to the scene of a crashed UFO with dead aliens outside of town.
1947-The Roswell, New Mexico UFO Crash
The most famous UFO case of all occurred near Corona, Mexico. Rancher Mac Brazel found strange crash debris on his morning rounds, and reported his find to local radio station. Soon, the military from Roswell AFB was involved, and issued a press statement that the Air Force had captured a UFO.
1948-UFO Crash at Aztec, New Mexico
Author Frank Scully described the Aztec crash as that of a craft which was measured at exactly 99.99 feet in diameter, covered by a material which resembled a light weight, shiny metal that possessed incredible strength and durability. It seems that nothing on this earth could penetrate or damage the hull of this craft from another world.
1953-UFO Crash in Arizona
The eyewitness was working for a company that had a government contract at a nuclear site in Nevada. He was summoned by his boss on 5-21-53, and sent on a "secret" assignment. Arriving at their secret destination, two military light-alls illuminated a surreal scene in the late night, pre-dawn skies of the desert. The engineer was amazed to see a disc-shaped craft embedded in the sand.
1962-UFO Crashes in Las Vegas, Nevada
The reported destruction of a craft near Nellis Air Force Base, outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1962, is the exception that proves the rule. The vast Nellis complex is the one location where it seems a flying saucer crashed right into government and Air Force hands. And there are, literally, dozens of firsthand witnesses to the fact.
1965-The Kecksburg, Pennsylvania Crash
On December 5, 1965, something came from the skies of Canada, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, finally crashing into the woods near the town of Kecksburg. Frances Kalp was the closest to the crash, and reported it to the local radio station. Soon, Pennsylvania state police and U.S. military took over the investigation.
1967-UFO Crash at Shag Harbor, Nova Scotia
Eyewitnesses see several unknown objects in the sky, and soon they crash into the seas of Shag Harbor. Rescue workers, fearing a plane crash, rush to the area, only to find bright, yellow foam on the ocean. Several days of search find nothing. Investigators believe the object, still intact has left the area.
1969-UFO Crash in Sverdlovsky, Russia
A fiery crash of an unknown object occurred in March of that year. The site was secured by the Russian military, and one dead alien was found in the wreckage. The remains of the craft and alien were brought to a secure location, and the alien body was autopsied. Both still and moving pictures were taken of the craft, its retrieval, and the alien autopsy. The autopsy shows only an alien torso and arm. From the size of the body parts, the alien would have been an extremely small being.
1974-UFO Crash at Llandrillo, Wales, U K
This incident took place in January 1974. On or about 8:30 PM on January 23, an extremely large disc-shaped object was observed falling from the skies over the city of Clwyd in Wales. Approximately two hours earlier, several dozen witnesses across Lancashire and Chesshire had phoned in reports of a strange formation of bright green lights, which flew in a haphazard pattern in a northwesterly direction.
1974-UFO Crash at Chihuahua, Mexico
After approximately sixty seconds of observation, at a position 155 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, a UFO decelerated to approximately 1700 knots,(1955 mph) turned to a heading of 290 degrees, and began a slow descent. It entered Mexican airspace approximately forty miles south of Brownsville, Texas. Radar tracked it approximately 500 miles to a point near the town of Coyame, in the state of Chihuahua, not far from the U.S. border. There the object suddenly disappeared from radar screens.
1996-UFOs Collide in Mid-Air in Israel
Spasso Maximovitch noticed an unexplainable object in the skies over Rosh Haayin in central Israel. He grabbed his video camera and captured a silvery, glowing object become two, three and then four fiery orbs, in a near square formation, over a wide expanse of the northwestern sky. Then a glowing white oval-shaped object appeared some 20 degrees west of the object and streaked toward it at high speed. Within three seconds it struck the stationary orb, causing a huge explosion in the sky which must have destroyed both objects.