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Date: Place: Short description: Short comment:
Details 1857, June 19 Carbondale, Pennsylvania A kind of meteor comes down from a cloud, puts a barn on fire and rebounds. Possibly the exagerated account of a meteorite fall.
Details 1873, summer or November 20 Bonham, Texas Fantastic object or sky serpent in the sky. Contradictions, missing original source, possibly alcohol related.
Details 1873, summer or November 20 Fort Scott, Kansas Object causes disorder in the garrison. Missing original source.
Details 1878, January 22 Denison, Texas Fast round flying object. Single witness.
Details 1878, January 29 Separation Wyoming, and near Denver Colorado Red star, discs, with telescope during January 29, 1878 eclipse. Astronomical, no UFO.
Details 1880, March 26 Galisteo Junction, Lamy, New Mexico A dirigible balloon, the crew laughs and shouts and plays music, they throw a flower and a cup at the ground. Possible or probable journalistic invention.
Details 1882, May 21 Atchison, Kansas A cloud with all the colours in a clear sky. Meteorological or anything.
Details 1884, June 6 Benkelman, Holdredge, Lamar, Nebraska A cylindrical meteor crashes, witnesses describe mechanical pieces. Everything dissolves under the rain. Probable newspaper hoax.
Details 1884, June 15 Cincinnati, Ohio Dark noisy rotating body with pale edges comes down, moves fast and scorches a tree. Possibly tornado vortex.
Details 1891, July 12 Ottawa, Ontario Huge cigar with propeller, big light and smaller lights. Not evaluated yet.
Details 1893, December 20 Virginia, South and North Carolina Luminous body, white, round, noisy, motionless for 15 to 20 minutes, moving. Unexplained.
Details 1893, December 20 Rossland, British Colombia, Canada Ball of light inside multicolored halo, motionless, then makes circles and goes away on straight course. Extraterrestrial spacecraft or aurora borealis.
Details 1896, Beg. October San Francisco, California Object with strong light, passes above cycling woman. Sparse information. Lone witness. Possibly astronomical.
Details 1896, November Deal Knight's Ferry, California A burning object with three lights takes of from the ground, seen by two Methodist ministers. Sparse information, possible extraterrestrial craft take-off.
Details 1896, November Woodland, California Three lights with a trail, seen 30 seconds. Possible triple meteor.
Details 1896, November Fast cigar shaped object with luminosity, small explosions. Sparse information, probable meteorite.
Details 1896, November Tacoma, Washington Throws multicoloroud spikes and moves back and forth an hour long. Probable star or planet.
Details 1896, November 6 California Something flies above Califoria at night. Insufficient information. Possible meteor.
Details 1896, November 15 San Andreas, California Bright light. Lone witness, no information.
Details 1896, November 16 Sacramento, California Phenomenon, not described. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 16 Oakland, California Phenomenon, not described. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 17 Oakland, California Phenomenon, not described. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 17 Sacramento, California Light seen in the sky, passing above the city. Some see a shape and hear a voice. Flow of statements and retractations by lawyers about airship inventors in the press.
Details 1896, November 17 Folsom, California Light seen. Insufficient information.
Details 1896, November 17 San Francisco Bay, California Lights seen. Insufficient information.
Details 1896, November 18 Oak Park, Sacramento, California Object makes a turn, leaves trail of smoke. Sparse information. Unexplained or hoax.
Details 1896, November 18 Sacramento, California Object with four large wings and a projector. Sparse information. Unexplained or hoax.
Details 1896, November 18 San Francisco, California Phenomenon, not described. Insufficient information.
Details 1896, November 20 Sacramento, California No reliable information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 20 Oakland, California Dark object with powerful headlight and light at the bottom. Possible hoax.
Details 1896, November 20 Tulare, California Immsense sheet high in the sky. Possibly high cloud.
Details 1896, November 21 Bay City, California Something seen. No information, could be anything.
Details 1896, November 22 San Francisco, California Phenomenon, no description. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 22 Alameda, California Phenomenon, no description. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 22 Sacramento, California Slow moving light, crosses town, turns, numerous witnesses. Unexplained, possibly astro.
Details 1896, November 22 Chico, California A flying cigar is seen. Sparse information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 22 Oakland, California Sightings. Confused information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 22 Santa Rosa, California A flying object is seen. Sparse information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 22 San Jose, California something seen in the night. Sparse information. Could be astronomical.
Details 1896, November 22 Folsom, California Bright light in the night. Could be astronomical.
Details 1896, November 23 Antioch, California Something is seen. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 23 Berkeley, California Something is seen. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 23 Chico, California Something is seen at night. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 23 Santa-Rosa, California Something is seen at night. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, after November 23 Modesto, California Something seen. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, after November 23 Bakersfield, California Something seen. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, after November 23 Tulare, California Emits red, blue, white light, descends, rises, turns. Eventually a star.
Details 1896, after November 23 Delano, California Something seen. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, after November 23 Los Angeles, California Something seen. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, after November 23 Redlands, California Something seen. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, after November 23 Anderson, California Something seen. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 24 Placerville, California Something seen. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 24 Eureka, California Large white light in night sky. Possibly astronomical.
Details 1896, November 24 Santa Rosa, California Something seen at night. No information. Could be anything.
Details 1896, November 24 Sebastopol, California Dazzling light. Sparse information. Maybe astronomical.
Details 1896, November 24 Oakland, California Lights seen at night. Sparse information. Maybe astronomical.
Details 1896, November 24 Red Bluff, California Lights seen at night. Sparse information. Maybe astronomical.
Details 1896, November 24 Hanford, California Something seen. No information.
Details 1896, November 24 Vacaville, California Something seen. No information.
Details 1896, November 24 San Leandro, California Something seen. No information.
Details 1896, November 24 San Jose, California Something seen. No information.
Details 1896, November 25 Fresno, California Something seen. No information.
Details 1896, November 25 Lodi, California Close encounter of the third kind with alien beings and their craft, highly interesting descriptions. Hoax or encounter with extraterrestrial beings and craft.


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