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Wedge of Aiud
Enigma of the 11,000 year-old Vimana landing gear: the aluminum ‘Wedge of Aiud’


Near the picturesque banks of the Mures River located a little more than a mile east of the small city of Aiud, Romania, a bizarre artefact was unearthed dubbed the Wedge of Aiud.

Researcher Boczor Iosif investigated the find and reported that the wedge was discovered beneath 35 feet of sand. Two mastodon bones were reportedly also dug up near the wedge.

A report by Lars Fischinger states that he and an associate, Dr. Niederkorn, analyzed the wedge at the Institute for Research and Design. They determined the artefact was a metal alloy composed of 12 different metals. Their report lists aluminium making up about 89% of the object, the rest they listed as: “6.2% copper / silicon 2.84% / 1.81% zinc / 0.41% lead / tin 0.33% / 0.2% zirconium / 0.11% cadmium / 0.0024% / nickel / 0 , 0023% cobalt / bismuth 0.0003% / 0.0002% silver and traces of Galium.“

The test results puzzled the two researchers as aluminium wasn’t discovered until the early 1800s. Fischinger notes that commercial production of aluminium requires smelting the ore at temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Initially, the object was thought to be about 400 years old. That changed dramatically when they carefully analysed the amount of oxidation covering the wedge. They readjusted the age backwards by thousands of years.

It’s now estimated the Wedge of Aiud may date back to 18,000 B.C.E. That date coincides with the age of the vimanas.

After the test results were analysed, the wedge was sent to the Museum of History in Transylvania, Romania where it sat on a shelf, undisturbed, for two decades.

Florian Gheorghita, holding the Wedge of Aiud
Florian Gheorghita, holding the Wedge of Aiud

Finally, in 1995, another Romanian researcher, Florian Gheorghita, came across the artefact in the museum basement. The wedge was tested again. This time in two different laboratories: the Archaeological Institute of Cluj-Napoca and an independent Swiss lab. The tests confirmed the results arrived at by Fischinger and Niederkorn.

Gheorghita wrote in the publication Ancient Skies that he asked an aircraft engineer to study the artefact. The engineer noted the configuration and the hole drilled in the wedge and stated that a pattern of abrasions and scratches on the metal led him to believe it was part of an aircraft landing gear.

A sketch was made to illustrate the configuration.

Sketch by Florian Gheorghita of the artefact in use
Sketch by Florian Gheorghita of the artefact in use
Sketch by Florian Gheorghita of the artefact itself
Sketch by Florian Gheorghita of the artefact itself

Since the ancient city-states had advanced transportation—perhaps even space vehicles—it was easy to trans-navigate the world just as modern aircraft do today.

The engineering and metallurgical evidence strongly supports the theory that the mysterious Wedge of Aiud is a piece of a landing gear that fell off a vimana some 11,000 years ago and lay un-retrieved for millennia until the sandy banks of the Mures River swallowed it up.

Maybe someday the earth will reveal more of its secrets, hopefully an entire vimana—intact.



4 thoughts on “The mysterious Wedge of Aiud may have come from a vimana.

  1. In Hindu(Indian)mythology space travel and aircraft are described. Those are said to be used millions of year ago. This discovery affirmed the Indian belief than human civilization is older than the modern theory of evolution

  2. Hi,

    I do believe in ancient technology which was well advanced when compared to that in current generation. There were ancient civilizations like Lemuria, Atlantis etc which developed such technologies and used them. Vimanas or aircrafts were one of their discoveries in their age. I am very much interested to know more about ancient technologies.

    K.S. Jayadev

  3. We as modern day Humans do not have the open mind set to understand that there were numerous civilisations not necessarily of Human decent to have inhabited this extraordinary planet we call earth… We have not even touched the possibilities that evidence of other species are buried far beneath our feet… We should embrace these theories and not just accept everything we are told or taught…

  4. The landing gear perfectly matches the design needed for a heavy shaped plane design . But the site where we got the gear should be thoroughly excavated , because it can be that a whole plane lies in the area and nearby.And plane would have crashed only nearby.

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