The UFO Phenomenon
Were there UFO sightings in the Old West ?
August 3, 2011 | 28 comments
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History records a number of sightings of "airships" in America during the 19th century.
One particuarly notable incident occured in Texas in 1897, a strange object was seen flying through the skies before colliding with a windmill, showering debris over a wide area. The body of a single pilot was recovered from the wreckage and was described as "not of this world."
By far the most detailed (and most dramatic) encounter between cowboys and aliens occurred in 1897 Texas. This account ran in the April 19 Dallas Morning News: "About 6 o'clock this morning the early risers of Aurora (Texas) were astonished at the sudden appearance of the airship which has been sailing throughout the country.
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