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UFOs in the daily Press:

Airship stories in the 1897 US Perss:

This article was published in the daily newspaper The Champaign Daily Gazette, Champaign, Illinois, Thursday, April 8, 1897.

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

THAT AIRSHIP SEEN AT OMAHA

Omaha, April 8 – An Airship was seen sailing through space by hundreds of people in this city Tuesday night [April 6, 1897]. The vessel appeared to be about ninety feet in length, was elliptical in form, and carried a bright light in front and a red light in the rear.

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