Aurora was also a town in Jefferson County, Texas, near the mouth of Taylor Bayou on Sabine Lake. The present-day city of Port Arthur has occupied this site since about 1895, when Aurora became a ghost town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2square miles (8.4Square kilometers), all of it land.Aurora is best known for a purported UFO crash in April 1897, and the ongoing legend that the UFO's pilot is supposedly buried in the local cemetery. Aurora is a city in Wise County, Texas, United States. The population was 853 at the 2000 census.