According to a Dallas Morning News article, a cigar-shaped UFO crashed in the little town of Aurora, Texas in 1897 - that's 50 years before the Roswell Incident! The wreckage from this extraterrestrial vehicle included a tiny humanoid who, according to the reporter, was "not of this world." The strange event is also mentioned on the Texas State Historical plaque at Aurora Cemetery, where the mysterious creature was buried.
I live near Aurora and was fortunate enough to take several photographs of the alleged space alien's headstone before it was stolen last year. You can see other photos and read more about this strange tale by visiting this post on my blog.