This article was published in the daily newspaper Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, USA, page 4, April 10, 1897.
Warning: the airship stories must not be taken at face value as "UFO sightings." Evaluation of such stories is under way here.
Paris, Texas, April 9. -- For several days The News has contained specials from different points stating that parties had an airship in the night. A man named McKnight has been working on an airship at U.S. Marshal Williams' ranch for some time and it is claimed he has been traveling around by night in his ship. While McKnight will not corroborate the statement, many who are in a position to know say his aerial navigation has at last become a success.