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Nebraska's own Roswell of 1884
by Unexplained Mysteries on 20 Mar 2007
Very few people have heard of Max, Neb. A cursory look at the Google Map of the town shows just how small it is - under 20 blocks, a blip in southwest Nebraska. It's just eight miles from the seat of Dundy County: Benkelman, population 914.But Max, t
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Nebraska own Roswell in 1884
Very few people have heard of Max, Neb. But Max, the blip it may be, is the closest town to an incident in that occurred 1884.
The Nebraska Nugget reported, "About 35 miles northwest of Benkelman, Dundy County, on the 6th of June (1884) a very startling phenomenon occurred. It seems that John W. Ellis and three of his herdsmen and a number of other cowboys were out engaged in a roundup. They were startled by a terrific whirring noise over their heads, and turning their eyes saw a blazing body falling like a shot to Earth.

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