Starting in November 1896, California residents starting seeing mysterious cigar shaped craft with bright lights passing over their cities. The airship sightings continued across the US and Canada, and a media frenzy began. Was it evidence of new technology appearing years ahead of its time, or was it a media hoax generated by yellow journalism to increase sales? Or maybe visitors from outer space?
Learn more about the mysterious Victorian airship sightings:
“Mystery Airship” Sightings, 1896 – 1897
by Think Anomalous
The Great Airship of 1897
by J. Allan Danelek
by Jerome Clark