Out-of-place objects are one of the most exciting areas in paranormal research. One such object is the “Aiud Artifact,” a wedge-shaped metallic object that is now commonly referred to as such.
In 1974, three artifacts were found in a trench in the sand while excavating the banks of the Mures River, Aiud, Romania. Mastodon bones were later identified as the two artifacts. Mastodon, a large tusked mammal with a long history of 11,000 years, was related to modern elephants. The third object was a metal wedge-shaped item.
The artifacts were sent to the Cluj-Napoca Institute of Archaeology and Art History. The discovery of this unusual metal object was 80% aluminum. It was found in a trench 10m deep with very ancient bone (mastodon). This caused controversy in scientific circles.
According to analysis carried out at other two institutes, the wedge was made from an alloy consisting of 80% aluminum and 11 other two elements. As we all know, aluminum does not corrode easily, however, the oxide was as thick as 3 millimeters.
The conclusion drawn by experts was that this object preceded the discovery of aluminum. They estimated that the object was at least 250.000 years old.
This issue concerns how to explain why an aluminum alloy exists in the same strata of the mastodon bones. It indicates that the minimum age of the alloy is 11,000 years. Aluminum was only discovered in 1808, and it was not mass-produced until 1885.
Debunkers dismiss the Aiud Artifact as nothing more than a tooth made from an excavation tool.
But debunkers probably don’t know that augers, dredgers and backhoes have teeth made from steel alloys, not aluminum.
Also, Aiud artifact measures only 8 x 5 x 3 inches and weighs only 5 pounds. What can you excavate with such a small tool?!
The Aluminum Aiud Artifact is yet to be explained by science and each day we have more and more questions in relation to it. At this time the strange artifact is preserved at the National History Museum of Transylvania, Romania.