UFOs in the daily Press:
THE AIRSHIP STORIES IN THE US PRESS:
This article was published in the daily newspaper
The Kentucky Post, Kentucky, USA, page 5, Wednesday, May 18, 1897.
Warning: the airship stories must not be taken at face value as "UFO sightings."
Evaluation of such stories is under way here.
HE SAW IT
A Covington Man Wants To Make An Affidavit
That He Beheld the Airship Hovering Over Eleventh Street
Mike Sheridan, a well-known resident of Eleventh Street, came
into 'Squire Wheeler's office, on Scott Street, Tuesday morning
and offered to make an affidavit that he had seen the "airship"
Tuesday about 11 p.m. sailing over the corner of Eleventh and
Scott Streets. Mr. Sheridan says that the airship he saw was a
cigar-shaped machine, and that with its sails spread it presented
a triangular outline. According to his best reckoning, the ship
was about 15 feet long and only 50 feet above him. Sheridan
furthermore states that he is certain he heard the working of its
machinery. Mr. Sheridan is a middle-aged man of temperate habits
and is not addicted to the use of stogies. He is a life long
resident of Covington and possesses an untarnished reputation for veracity.