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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 Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Monday, April 5, 1897.

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

AIRSHIP IS NOW SEEN IN IOWA

People at Albia See a Brilliant Reddish Light Coming from the West And Moving North

Albia, Ia., April 4. –- (Special) – The mysterious airship seen so often in Kansas passed over this city about 10 o'clock last night, came from the west, and then it passed toward the north, moving in an erratic manner. It appeared as a brilliant reddish light, and was seen by many reliable people.

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