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Date:November 20, 1896
Time:None
Place:Tulare, California
Narratives:


SAILED HIGH OVERHEAD

Some kind of Air Craft Seen by a Man near Tulare

TULARE, Cal., Nov 21. -- That airship is cavorting through the atmosphere that overhangs this vicinity. D.H. Risdon, who was working in an orchard near Tagus, four miles north of this place, sighted a mysterious object passing over at a considerable elevation yesterday afternoon.

A tramp was near at the time, and remarked that he never saw a balloon sail against the wind. But while the object overhead seemed to be sailing into the teeth of the wind, it may have found an opposite current in an upper stratum.

It was passing to the northwest and Risdon declares it was like an immense sheet spread out in the air. It soon passed out of sight. Risdon had not previously read or heard of the strange visitor said to have been seen at Sacramento, and as his reputation for veracity is excellent, his story is generally believed. [1a] [1b]


Sources:
Notes:Insufficient information.
Explanation:Could be anything. Possible high cloud.


Counts:

Type of report:Newspaper.
Number of witnesses:2.
Number of named witnesses:1.
Witnesses occupations:Farmer, tramp.
Type of location:Not indicated.
Coordinates:Lat. 36.21 N Long. 119.34 W
Coordinates precision:5 kilometers.
Description of "UFO":Immense sheet.
Description of "manoeuvers":Flying high.
Reactions:Not indicated..
Occupants:None.
Occupants keywords:N/A
Communication:N/A
Language:N/A
Content:N/A
Daylight/nocturnal:Not indicated.
Weather:Not indicated.
Observation devices:None.
Strangeness:Insufficient information.
Reliability:None.
Explanation(s) at the time:Dirigeable.


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