Gilles Fernandez finds an explanation for the 1890's Airship sightings?
Our French colleague and friend Gilles Fernandez (pictured above) sent us this request:
Look at these 2 links [and] notice the date anterior to November 1896. (The airship wave started in November at Sacramento, no?). The patent was filed April 1896 [and] accepted August 1896. In the second link, it was in the newspaper, September 1896. You can use for your blog and asking what you want, dear friend. I will be interested to have the feedback and ruminations of your readers, as yourself. (I think it has been already presented in Busby book titled " Solving the 1897 Airship Mystery". )
Click HERE to see the patent.
Here's the newspaper article:
Click HERE for a readable copy of the newspaper article.
Any thoughts on the possibility that this patented "airship" accounted for the many sightings of mysterious ariships in the late 1890s and early 1900s?
Jerome Clark and Lucius Farish have provided scholarly research about the airship mystery in various UFO magazines and venues. We've noted those articles here and our RRRGroup blog. Jose Caravaca has also provided extensive material about the airship wave.
Gilles' find supplements the belief that the airships were human inventions.