SAW THE MYSTIC FLYING LIGHT
Oaklanders Who Believe an Airship Hovered Over Them.
Say That they Saw a Dark Body Above the Gleam.
It was Headed for San Francisco and Seemed About to Come to Earth
Oakland Office, San Francisco Call - 908 Broadway, Nov. 21.
Someone must be operating an airship in this portion of the State. Twice within
the past six weeks it has been seen by reputable residents of Oakland, and on each
occasion it has presented the same appearance.
Six weeks ago a young lady was riding a wheel on Telegraph Avenue when
she saw a strange loooking object in the sky. It [../..]
[../..] carried a powerful headlight,
sufficiently strong to send out long bright rays in to the darnkness. It
appeared to be going in a westerly direction and seemed to be gradually
descending as it disappeared over St. Mary's college. She reported the
affair to her brother, who is a motorman on the cemetery branch of the
Miss Hagstrom, who resides on Telegraph avenue, saw the same object about six
weeks ago. The feature that impressed her most was the bright light she distinctly saw.
On returning home, she told her brother of what she had seen, but nothing more was thought of
until she read recently that a similar object had been seen in another part
of the State.
Charles Hagstrom, the brother of the young lady who witnessed this queer object in the sky,
is also in the employ of Piedmont and Mountain View Railways.
"When my sister first told me what she had seen I treated it as a joke,"
he said this evening, "and placed little credence in her story, believing
she had seen nothing more mysterious than a falling star or meteor. When I heard
the same thing had been seen elsewhere last week and heard again last night
of what was seen in that part of the town, I am now convinced that my sister
saw the same thing. I have talked to several people today who witnessed the
object last night, and they are all confident that it was more nor less than a genuine airship."