"It was a curious set of circumstances that led the 'Nayagarh Incident' to have been almost entirely overlooked by history. Probably at any other place and on any other date, the purported landing of an alien spacecraft operated by sentient machines, supposedly witnessed by hundreds of people, would have quickly garnered worldwide attention. However, the landing occurred – or was claimed to have occurred – in a hilly, rural area of what was then the Princely State of Nayagarh on May 31, 1947, just three days before the announcement of the partitioning of
"And so, in stark contrast to the mysterious crash near Roswell, New Mexico only a month later, which has over the years become not just a darling of tabloid journalists and conspiracy theorists but an established part of contemporary American pop mythology, the Nayagarh Incident remains barely studied or publicised, in India or anywhere else, even as the last few people who claimed to have been eyewitnesses die out."
(p. 157, 'The Obliterary Journal' – Ed: Rakesh Khanna and Rashmi Ruth Devadasan - Landmark)