Here's another one that's odd - a UFO "crash" near Griffin, Georgia (about 40-miles south of Atlanta). It was on 10 Sept. 1973. Ress Clanton was sitting on his porch that afternoon when he saw a gold object shaped like an egg or baseball slowly descend to the ground. On contacting the ground, it sat there for a few seconds, then disappeared in a wisp of smoke. It left behind a scorched, smoldering patch of ground about a foot-and-a-half in diameter and about five inches deep. Clanton says he burned his hand passing it three feet above the still smouldering spot. Neighbors and the local radio station showed up to have a look. A sheriff's deputy had the good sense to make a phone call. The University of Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station (coming up with new ways to grow crops) was nearby, and Dr. O.E. Anderson, head of the Agronomy Department came out.
He estimated the temperature of the soil, some time after the "crash", to be 200F and said that normal afternoon soil temperature would be about 115F. He took soil samples from the burned spot, another sample from two feet away, and a third from 30-feet away.
“Something definitely elevated the temperature of the soil,” Anderson soon informed the press. “The soil was unusually hot for just grass to be
burning. It was hot down to a depth of at least a half an inch and for as much as an inch the soil was very, very hot.” He also said a “glob about the size of your little finger of molten metal or slag, had remained on the ground. They are seeing some form of energy, but what?”
Anderson first tested for hydrocarbons - it would have been simple for someone to pour gasoline on a spot and start a fire. Anderson found no hydrocarbons. He also tested for magnesium and strontium - the common material in flares - and found none.
What he did find in the burned spot samples was copper at a level 2000 times higher than in the control samples and chromium 200 times higher.
Dr. Anderson's findings were in a written report and widely reported in local newspapers, including those in Atlanta. And there it sits. There have been no further sightings and no follow up investigation. At least that we know about.