1897 April 22, Texas, CE3 103

    “On April 22, 1897, an oblong machine with wings and lights "which appeared much brighter than electric lights" dropped out of the sky and landed on the farm near Rockland, Texas, owned by John M. Barclay. Barclay grabbed his rifle and headed for the machine. He was met by an ordinary-looking man who handed him a ten-dollar bill and asked him to buy some oil and tools for the aircraft.

    "Who are you?" Barclay asked.

    "Never mind about my name; call it Smith," the man answered.

    The UFO lore is populated with mysterious visitors claiming inordinately common names lik Smith, Jones, Kelly, Allen, and Brown. In 1897, they often claimed to come from known village and cities and were even able to name prominent citizens in those places. But when reporters checked, they could find no record of the visitors and the named citizens disavowed any knowledge of them. .”

- The Mothman Prophecies, p. 27-28.