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Date:November 24, 1896
Time:None
Place:Sebastopol, California
Narratives:


"The cities where observations of the airship were reported after the 23 [of November 1896] include... Sebastopol... " [1]


On Tuesday the 24th [of November 1896], in "nearby Sebastopol a hotelkeeper saw a "dazzling object ... such as he had never seen before"; ..."

(The author teaches California history at a Fresno high school and has published several articles on California history topics.) [2]


Sources:

  • [1] Article by Loren Gross in "The mammoth encyclopedia of extraterrestrial encounters", compiled by Ronald D. Story, Robinson publisher, 2001.
  • [2] "Close encounters of the earliest kind", article by Ron Genini, 2005.
Notes:Insufficient information. Lone witness.
Explanation:Maybe astronomical, star or planet or something else.


Counts:

Type of report:Second hand from newspaper.
Number of witnesses:1.
Number of named witnesses:0.
Witnesses occupations:Hotelkeeper.
Type of location:Not indicated.
Coordinates:Lat. 38.40 N Long. 122.83 W
Coordinates precision:5 kilometers.
Description of "UFO":Dazzling light ot object.
Description of "manoeuvers":Not indicated.
Reactions:Amazement.
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:Medium.
Reliability:Low.
Explanation(s) at the time:Not indicated.


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