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UFOs in the daily Press:

The "mysterious airship" wave in the New Zealand Press, 1909:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Wanganui Herald, New Zealand, Volume XXXXIV, Issue 12844, page 5, on August 10, 1909.




Supposed to be a Balloon or Airship.

Press Association.— Telegraph.— Copyright.

Received August 10, 11.55 a.m.

SYDNEY, August 10.

Some mysterious lights have been seen over the highlands at Mossvale, at an elevation of 2000 feet. They are supposed to belong to a balloon or an airship. The lights were also witnessed by the passengers on the Melbourne express.

Waihi Excited.

(Per United Press Association).

WAIHI, August 10.

Last night, between 7 and 9 o'clock, all residents out of doors saw mysterious lights hovering close to the vicinity of the township.' At first, two lights were visible, but later four were distinctly seen travelling together. Their progress was slow, taking twenty minutes to travel about four miles. The incident is the talk of the town.

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