This article was published in the daily newspaper The Globe, Saginaw, Michigan, Friday, April 16, 1897.
Warning: the airship stories must not be taken at face value as "UFO sightings." Evaluation of such stories is under way here.
SAW THE "AIRSHIP"
Unsubstantiated Statement of Two Bay City Men
Two residents of Bay City claim they saw the mysterious "airship" floating over that city at an early hour this morning. They were about two miles from the city when the celestial visitor went sailing across the sky. So far as known no one in Saginaw saw the ship and the Bay City men may have drawn largely upon their imagination.
Captain Baskins, of the west side police force, stated this morning that some of the officers doing duty on the west side last night had reported seeing the airship, which fact he considered the best evidence of their good conduct.