Volume 1 No. 9
January 1st 2002
Editor: Anthony James
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Old newspaper articles from local newspaper in America. The article's refer to the airships that were seen and reported between 1896 and 1897 across America. This could have been the first reported UFO flap where large 'airships' possessed far greater manoeuvrability than anything seen before, and were also seen to hover in high winds. Please keep in mind that these articles are over 100 years old.
Missouri Democrat October 19, 1865. USA
A STRANGE STORY-REMARKABLE DISCOVERY
Mr. James Lumley, an old Rocky Mountain trapper, who has been stopping at the Everett House for several days, makes a most remarkable statement to us, and one which, if authenticated, will produce the greatest excitement in the scientific world.
"Mr. Lumley states that about the middle of last September, he was engaged in trapping in the mountains about seventy-five or one hundred miles above the Great Falls of the Upper Missouri, and in the neighborhood of what is known as Cadotte Pass. Just after sunset one evening, he beheld a bright luminous body in the heavens, which moved with great rapidity in an easterly direction. It was plainly visible for at least five seconds, when it suddenly separated into particles, resembling, as Mr. Lumley describes it, the bursting of a sky-rocket in the air. A few minutes later, he heard a heavy explosion, which jarred the earth very perceptibly, and this was shortly after followed by a rushing sound, like a tornado sweeping through the forest. A strong wind sprang up about the same time, but suddenly subsided. The air was also filled with a peculiar odor of a sulphurous character.
These incidents would have made a slight impression on the mind of Mr. Lumley, but for the fact that on the ensuing day he discovered, at the distance of about two miles from his camping place, that, as far as he could see in either direction a path had been cut through the forest, several rods wide-giant trees uprooted or broken off near the ground- the tops of hills shaved off and the earth plowed up in many places. Great and widespread havoc was everywhere visible. Following up this track of desolation, he soon ascertained the cause of it in the shape of an immense stone driven into the side of a mountain. An examination of this stone, or so much of it as was visible, showed that it was divided into compartments that in various places it was carved with curious hieroglyphics. More than this, Mr. Lumley also discovered fragments of a substance resembling glass, and here and there dark stains, as though caused by a liquid. He is confident that the hieroglyphics are the work of human hands, and that the stone itself, although but a fragment of an immense body, must have been used for some purpose by animated beings.
Strange as this story appears, Mr. Lumley relates it with so much sincerity that we are forced to accept it as true. It is evident that the stone which he discovered, was a fragment of the meteor which was visible in this section in September last. It will be remembered that it was seen in Leavenworth, Galena and in this city by Col. Bonneville. At Leavenworth it was seen to separate into particles or explode.
Astronomers have long held that it is probable that the heavenly bodies are inhabited -- even the comets -- and it may be that the meteors are also. Possibly, meteors could be used as a means of conveyance by the inhabitants of other planets, in exploring space, and it may be that hereafter some future Columbus, from Mercury or Uranus, may land on this planet by means of a meteoric conveyance, and take full possession thereof -- as did the Spanish navigators of the New World in 1492, and eventually drive what is known as the "human race" into a condition of the most abject servitude. It has always been a favorite theory with many that there must be a race superior to us, and this may at some future time be demonstrated in the manner we have indicated.
Oroville Daily Register 3 December 1896
Air Ship at Forbestown
Harry P. Stow was in town yesterday from Forbestown and said that one of his most reliable and trustworthy men at the Goldbank mine, Thos. E. Goyne, was positive that he saw the airship on Sunday evening.
It was a little after 7 o'clock when Mr. Goyne saw the bright light carried at the bow of the "aerial" and after watching it a moment observed that it rose and fell and did not remain stationary like a star. He ran into his house and called Mrs. Anson, who came out to satisfy herself and she was so convinced that she called the Rev. Mr. Kiest, who studied the floating light attentively.
Then Mr. Goyne ran down into the town and in a few moments half the people in Forbestown were straining their eyes and craning their necks noting the position and the movements of the mysterious moving light. It seemed to have a wave-like or oscillating movement and this was observed by fully 100 people.
Mr. Stow did not see the light himself, but said the gentleman who first observed it felt confident that it was the mysterious visitor that has been floating over Sacramento Valley.
Old black & white photograph's of cigar shaped 'airships'
Oroville Daily Register December 3, 1896. USA
A WONDERFUL METAL
Is It Used in the Newly Discovered Air Ship?
It will be remembered that some years ago a man discovered a wonderful metal in Pine Nut, Nevada. This peculiar metal was contained in clay and the man discovered it by using some of the clay for a back to his stove. Some hours after building a fire in the stove he found that the back had disappeared and in place of it was a clear white metal with scarcely any weight to it.
Now the man who discovered and used that metal was in Oroville yesterday. In fact he has been here a number of days. He does not want his name published but we met him and talked with him for fifteen or twenty minutes. We do not know of course whether he has anything to do with this mysterious air ship or not, but if there was any truth in the report of the wonderful metal discovery it is possible that he has kept the secret and used the new metal in contructing this wonderful floating ship.
STARSHINE SATELLITE NOW IN ORBIT
On December. 16, 2001, shuttle astronaut Dan Tani deployed Starshine 2 into its own Earth-circling orbit. Starshine 2 is an eye-catching aluminium sphere, about the size of a beach-ball and covered with glistening mirrors. Like its sister satellite Starshine 3, which was launched on September 29th, Starshine 2 reflects sunlight and looks to sky watchers on Earth much like a pulsing 1st-magnitude star. Students and scientists plan to track the pair by monitoring their flashes, and so learn how satellite orbits decay in the outermost layers of Earth's atmosphere. The 845 mirrors on Starshine 2, were polished by thirty thousand students in 660 schools in 26 countries. Thanks to NASA.
NEW YORK UNSEEN AIRCRAFT SOUNDS
CATSKILLS AND ADIRONDACK AREAS -- Eugenia Macer reports that recently, an entire neighbourhood in the Catskills heard low-flying, invisible aircraft and reported this to the police and to me. There was also a concomitant power outage. The police could not recall the exact hour of the several power outages nor were they interested in the invisible airplane scenario. Yet they did not state they thought the folks who reported invisible airplanes were "crazy." "It might be terrorist activity near the reservoir," stated one policeman though the location of the strange "auditing" was about twenty miles from the reservoir.
Similar unseen aircraft noises were reported in New Jersey and the South American country of Chili. The Chilean Police authorities, Carabineros headquarters in San Pedro de Atacama claim events of this type are common in San Pedro, and for this reason, scant attention is given to them and they are not entered in the police blotter unless the event has a level of relevance that draws the attention all of the community's residents. I am going to include this incident in my next book entitled, "DOING BUSINESS IN THE ADIRONDACKS."
Thanks Eugenia Macer- email@example.com.
LOUISIANA TWO LOW ALTITUDE, LARGE, SLOW MOVING CIGARS
S.BOSSIER Possibly connected to these reports on December 1, 2001, the witness reports hearing a tremendous roaring sound at 8:45 PM, (CST). The noise made their house vibrate, so the witness went outside on his deck and saw two large, low altitude craft, flying at about 2,000 feet or less. The craft had a strange lighting configuration, very bright red lights in the "center of both craft, and bright white lights on front and back. It was a clear night with good visibility. There were no wing lights or tail lights, just lights spanning the length of both craft! There were no green lights or other lights that FAA requires. These craft were extremely noisy, rumbling and roaring, to the point, I feared a crash was about to occur! The duration of the sighting was too long to be conventional jets, judging by their size and altitude. Being so low and large, it was hard for me to comprehend how they could stay airborne. There may have been more then two, but I only saw two craft the size of B-52's bombers. However, they were not jets like those, they flew much too low and slow! Thanks to Peter Davenport.
WISCONSIN (USA) FLYING V SHAPED CRAFT
WINTERS -- Joe Trainor writes, "Here's a UFO report I received from an eyewitness in my area. I just got it today December 23, 2001. The sighting was in the heavily forested region of the Chippewa Flowage in Northern Wisconsin, south of Ashland, a notorious UFO hotspot. On August 13, 2001, at 7:00 PM, E. A. Gawlik and his two sons were standing on the shore of the Lake of the Pines. The witness says, the sun was just starting to drop below the tree line behind us. My son said, "Dad what the heck is that?" He pointed to the north and we could see an object approaching from the west at 100 feet above the tree line moving real slow to the east. It then flew two hundred feet above the water and its speed could not be more than 30 mile per hour. It was a bright silver object about the size of a dime held out at arm's length. I saw a metallic almost reflective object that without my glasses was round. My boys both said they saw a "V" shaped object. It was a quarter of a mile away moving very slowly to the east across the lake. After fifteen seconds the object turned into a small red dot. The red dot lasted about one-second and then it vanished. Thanks to Joe Trainor.
The mysterious flying triangles are back over Belgium. The flying triangles became world famous during a 'flap' over the country between 1989 and 1990. The UFO sightings have been on the increase over Belgium this year and a young woman reported seeing a square shaped craft with four lights in each corner, just over the boarder in Northern France. Many sightings similar to this have been reported to Belgium investigators as the sightings increase, mostly near the Belgium/France boarder. The newspapers and TV stations have featured the sightings reporting "A new wave is hitting Belgium." On December 19th, a newspaper report mentioned that the objects now have blue, orange, red, green and yellow lights on the underside of the craft. A TV station aired an interview between two men who had a close encounter with a cylindrical object, and reports of the 'old' triangular craft are also in the area. Several people have had the black triangles fly low over their homes in virtual silence, where as, the military jets that fly over, rattle the windows; this does not happen when the UFO's fly over.
One witness stated: - "Brussels has been well visited by UFOs recently, and that's where my personal sightings have come from, making me a true believer, a massive UFO show occurred here. The UFO I saw was quite massive (the only other possibility considering its size would have to be a Zeppelin), silver in colour, sending out strange green orbs almost like a laser show. Oddly enough, on this same day, people reported the peculiar square shaped UFO as well, some even stopping their cars along the roadside to watch. (Speculation: Could the "square" UFOs be two triangles together?)
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