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UFOs in the daily Press:

The "mysterious airship" wave in the New Zealand Press, 1909:

The article below was published in the daily newspaper Manawatu Standard, New Zealand, Volume XLI, Issue 8984, page 5, July 30, 1909.

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"JACK-O'-LANTERN."

MISTAKEN FOR AN AIRSHIP.

(Per Press Association.)

TIMARU, July 30.

A mysterious light, alleged to be an airship, passed over Timaru at 10 last evening. The Harbourmaster, Captain Tait, interviewed this morning, said he had seen the light and it was nothing more than a ball of concentrated electricity known to sailors as "Jack o' Lantern," a frequent accompaniment of foggy weather.

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