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Date:November 24, 1896
Place:Oakland, California

"Tuesday, December 24 [1896]" ... "The mysterious air ship travels in ... Oakland ..." [1]

November 25, 1896 Oakland (CA) Tribune
"YOU CAN'T MISS IT / Just Look at the Sky and You Will See the Airship / SO SAY THE CREDULOUS / It Was in Red Bluff and Also Oakland Last Night / EXPERIENCES ARE RELATED / All Sorts of Rumors Are Floating About the Town"

November 25, 1896 Oakland (CA) Times
"LIGHTS ALOFT / Seen in This Vicinity Several Evenings / By Various People at Widely Separated Points / As Yet However No One Has Had a View of the Nocturnal Visitor"

November 25, 1896 San Francisco (CA) The Call
MISSION OF THE AERIAL SHIP / Will Probably Be Used to Destroy the City of Havana / ITS DESTINY IN GENERAL HART'S HANDS / Interesting Details of the Powers of the Mysterious Conquerer of the Air / VAST FORTUNES IN EXPECTANCY FOR ALL CONCERNED / Oakland People Claim to Have Seen Intricate Evolutions in Midair - Venus and Jupiter as Fair Deceivers. [2]


  • [1] "La chronique des OVNIS", book by Michel Bougard, Delarge publisher, 1977.
  • [2] "The mystery airship log", newspaper articles listing,
Notes:Insufficient information.
Explanation:Could be anything.


Type of report:Second hand from newspaper.
Number of witnesses:Not indicated.
Number of named witnesses:0.
Witnesses occupations:Not indicated.
Type of location:Not indicated.
Coordinates:Lat. 38░31'N Long. 121░30'W
Coordinates precision:10 kilometers.
Description of "UFO":Lights.
Description of "manoeuvers":Intricate evolutions.
Reactions:Not indicated.
Occupants keywords:N/A
Weather:Not indicated.
Observation devices:None.
Explanation(s) at the time:Mars and Jupiter, airship test.

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