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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 Kentucky Post, page 3, April 24, 1897.

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

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Airship Passes Over City Of Newport
'A Mysterious Message'
Dropped From The Skies By Captain Pegasus

Numerous reports were rife in Newport Saturday that the airship had been seen passing over Newport Friday at 8 p.m.

Mrs. Pilling of 18 West Third Street, says she saw the ship. It was cigar-shaped and showed a bright light.

Miss L. Remme, artist and sister of Ed Remme, cashier of the German National Bank - residing at 22 West Third Street, found in her yard Saturday morning a little muslin bag filled with sand, containing a note which read: "Passed over Newport at 40 miles an hour. Traveled 200 miles since 4:30 Friday afternoon: Expect to be in Nashville Sunday at 3:30. "CAPTAIN PGASUS." [sic]

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