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Date:November 24, 1896
Time:Night
Place:Placerville, California
Narratives:


"On the night of November 24, 1896, for instance, it [the airship] was reported at ... Placerville, ..."

"...lights were seen in the heavens passing ... over [Placerville] ... and [were] declared by several reputable citizens who saw it to be an airship [which] traveled against the wind; ..."

(The author teaches California history at a Fresno high school and has published several articles on California history topics.) [1]


Sources:

  • [1] "Close encounters of the earliest kind", article by Ron Genini, 2005.
Notes:Insufficient information.
Explanation:Insufficient data.


Counts:

Type of report:Second hand from local newspaper.
Number of witnesses:Several.
Number of named witnesses:0.
Witnesses occupations:Not indicated.
Type of location:Not indicated.
Coordinates:Lat. 38.729 N Long. -120.797 W
Coordinates precision:5 kilometers.
Description of "UFO":Lights.
Description of "manoeuvers":Flight.
Reactions:Not indicated.
Occupants:None.
Occupants keywords:N/A
Communication:N/A
Language:N/A
Content:N/A
Daylight/nocturnal:Nocturnal.
Weather:Not indicated.
Observation devices:None.
Strangeness:Middle.
Reliability:Low.
Explanation(s) at the time:.


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