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Date:November 24, 1896
Time:Night
Place:San Jose, California
Narratives:


"Tuesday, December 24 [sic, November 24, 1896]" ... "The mysterious air ship travels in ... San Jose ..." [1]


"The towns where airship sighting have been reported after November 23 [1896] include ... San JosÚ, ..." [2]


"But on November 22, the "mystery airship" came back. It ... appeared over ... and San Jose as well." [3]


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

(The author teaches California history at a Fresno high school and has published several articles on California history topics.) [4]


"On Tuesday the twenty-fourth [of November 1896], ... and San Jose were being visited." [5]


Sources:

  • [1] "La chronique des OVNIS", book by Michel Bougard, Delarge publisher, 1977.
  • [2] Article by Loren Gross in "The mammoth encyclopedia of extraterrestrial encounters", compiled by Ronald D. Story, Robinson publisher, 2001.
  • [3] "The Amazing Airship of 1896", article by James L. Cambias.
  • [4] "Close encounters of the earliest kind", article by Ron Genini, 2005.
  • [5] "Close encounters of the earliest kind", article by Ron Genini, 2005.
Notes:Insufficient information.
Explanation:Could be anything.


Counts:

Type of report:Recent books and articles.
Number of witnesses:Not indicated.
Number of named witnesses:0.
Witnesses occupations:Not indicated.
Type of location:Not indicated.
Coordinates:Lat. 38░26'N Long. 122░42'W
Coordinates precision:10 kilometers
Description of "UFO":Not indicated.
Description of "manoeuvers":Not indicated.
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:None.
Reliability:None.
Explanation(s) at the time:Not indicated.


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