This article was published in the daily newspaper The Globe Sunday, Saginaw, Michigan, May 1, 1897.
Warning: the airship stories must not be taken at face value as "UFO sightings." Evaluation of such stories is under way here.
The airship, balloon of whatever it is, was seen by two residents of Dayton, Tuscola County at 2 o'clock Thursday morning [April 29, 1897] as they were returning home from sitting up with a sick neighbor. They said the object looked like a big cigar with a basket hanging under it. There were lights around the basket, and the forms of three persons were distinctly seen. The airship was traveling at a rapid rate.