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UFOs in the daily Press:

The airship stories in the US Press:

This article was published in the daily newspaper The Rockport Journal, of Rockport, Indiana, USA, on August 31, 1906.

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

John Warner, an old soldier and resident of Orinoco, a suburb of which is supposed to be "dry" on Sunday, insists that he saw an airship that night. He says he was sitting on his back porch when he heard a noise in his barn made by his family driving horse. He went to see if the horse was sick and on returning to the house he heard a rushing noise overhead. On looking upward, he declares he saw a cigar-shaped airship, painted green and carrying green lights, which sailed gracefully down into his garden and stopped. There were four men in the ship, he says, and they informed him they were on their way to New York, from Chicago, and asked him which direction to take. He directed them as far as Seymour, when they turned on their power and sailed away.

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