The Aluminum Wedge of Aiud, also known as the Object of Aiud, is a wedge-shaped object found 2 kilometers East of Aiud, Romania, in 1974. According to an article written by Boczor Losif, a contributor to Hungarian paranormal magazines, it was found under 35 feet of sand and along side 2 mastodon bones in 1973.
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.
For three reasons some claim the wedge is proof that aliens came to visit Earth in the past:
- An unnamed aeronautical engineer said it resembled the foot of landing gear not unlike the current space vehicles at the time, only smaller. This was corroborated by Florin Gheorghita, a known ufologist in Romania.
- It was found in the same layer as mastodon bones, and assuming it was found in original context, would make it at least 11,000 years old.
- Aluminum was not even discovered until 1808 and could not be produced in mass until 1885.
Because it looks like landing gear, it was found with mastodon bones and the oxide dated to at least 300 years old (before aluminum on earth), many believe it was from an alien spaceship.
Most scientists believe the wedge was made here on earth and its purpose is just not yet identified. Not much information is to be found on this subject and the lack of data can possibly be explained by the imposed restrictions on archaeology and history by the communist rule of the time.