This article was published in the daily newspaper The Post, Hudson, Michigan, Friday, April 2, 1897.
Warning: the airship stories must not be taken at face value as "UFO sightings." Evaluation of such stories is under way here.
Jefferson -- Wednesday morning of last week [March 24, 1897] a beautiful ball of fire was seen in the clouds in this place. For a short time it was very bright, and then it appeared to go down. It lasted for some time.