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UFOs in the daily Press:

Airship stories in the 1897 US Press:

This article was published in the daily newspaper The Chicago Times-Herald, Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday, March 30, 1897.

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


This time Many Citizens Look at the Mysterious Visitor and Watch It Come and Go

Omaha, Neb., March 29, - The mysterious air ship was seen again last night [March 28, 1897] by a number of Omaha people. It hove in sight about the time church services were over and in half an hour had disappeared.

This time the "air ship" came into view in the southeastern portion of the horizon. It was in the shape of a big bright light, too big for a balloon, and glowed steadily.

It sailed over the city to the northwest and there disappeared behind the houses and bluffs. It moved very slowly and seemed to be quite near the earth. Nothing but the light was visible. A big crowd at Twenty-fourth and Lake Street watched the trip of the visitor.

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