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Are there any UFO sightings in 1896 or 1897?

An amazing series of sightings, stretching from the East to the West coast of the U.S., occurred in 1896 and 1897. Many newspapers carried sightings of “airships” seen travelling through the air. These mechanical contraptions often shone spotlights on the ground and made lots of clanking and other noises as they moved through the sky.

Is there a UFO in the Aurora Cemetery?

After the grave was disturbed in 1973, cemetery officials hired a lawyer to fight UFO researchers who wanted the alien body exhumed. In 2010 an ad hoc “tombstone” with a UFO scratched into it mysteriously appeared in the cemetery, but it vanished just as mysteriously in 2012, said Aurora city administrator Toni Wheeler, a longtime area resident.

How tall was the UFO in Roswell New Mexico?

Summary: Object floated above ground, 500 feet altitude. Stationary for 30 minutes, then circled about, flew to the north two miles, returned, “sank into oblivion.” Source: Rife, Philip L. It Didn’t Start with Roswell Writers Club Press, Lincoln, 2001

When did the first UFO crash in Dallas?

According to a story run in the April 19, 1897, edition of the Dallas Morning News a “mystery airship,” as UFOs were known in those days, came sailing out of the sky, smashing through a windmill belonging to Judge James Spencer Proctor, before finally crashing into the ground.

When was the first photo of a mystery airship taken?

One of the first claimed photographs of a UFO, in reality a cropped image of an elaborate frost formation USA, 1870. Mystery airships or phantom airships are a class of unidentified flying objects best known from a series of newspaper reports originating in the western United States and spreading east during late 1896 and early 1897.

When did the UFO hit the windmill in Aurora?

One of these accounts appeared in the April 17, 1897, edition of the Dallas Morning News. Written by Aurora resident S.E. Haydon, the alleged UFO is said to have hit a windmill on the property of a Judge J.S. Proctor two days earlier at around 6am local (Central) time, resulting in its crash.

Where was the great airship flap of 1897?

Summary: The great Airship Flap of 1897 actually started in late 1896 in San Francisco. Hundreds saw a large, cigar-shaped object, shining brilliant beams of light, and moving northwest passing over Oakland. Later reports came from other northern cities.