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UFOs in the daily Press:

The airship stories in the 1897 US Press:

This article was published in the daily newspaper The Daily Journal, Battle Creek, Michigan, Friday, April 2, 1897.

Warning: the airship stories must not be taken at face value as "UFO sightings." Evaluation of such stories is under way here.

Galesburg, April 1. —- People residing here claim that an airship passed over this place about 10 o'clock last night [March 31, 1897]. A brilliant white light suddenly appeared, accompanied by a sharp, crackling sound. The phenomena lasted about thirty seconds. Others claim to have heard voices coming from a dark object, which they say, floated through the air.

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