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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 12845, page 5, August 11, 1909.




Press Association.— Telegraph.— Copyright.

SYDNEY, August 10.

Goulburn reports that a mysterious and very brilliant light was seen above the ranges for several nights in succession. It circled at a considerable height back to the starting point.

Practical Jokers at Play.

(Per United Press Association.)

PALMERSTON N., August 10.

Great excitement has been caused at Stoney Creek and other localities near here by the appearance of an airship, which travelled westward over the ranges at 25 miles an hour. A schoolmaster and numerous residents all give circumstantial accounts of the marvellous phenomenon, which turns out to-night to have been a fireballoon sent off by two settlers, who are busy collecting accounts of the wonderful things others saw it do.

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