A mysterious white aircraft

At 9 a.m. on Jan. 12, 1910, according to an account in the New York Tribune, an airship was seen at Chattanooga, Tennessee. “‘Thousands saw the craft, and heard the ‘chug’ of its engine.’” It was later reported in Huntsville, Alabama, 75 miles away.

The airship was seen passing over Chattanooga for two additional days, seen on Jan. 14 about noon. “'It came from the north, and was traveling southeast, disappearing over Missionary Ridge. On Wednesday, it came south, and on Thursday, it returned north.’”

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p510 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Unknown aircraft over Dover

Throughout January 1913, newspapers in England and Wales reported sightings of an unknown airship with lights on it. Reports began in the London Times on Jan. 6 (also London Standard, Jan. 24) that an unknown airship had been seen over Dover, and the lights of an airship had been seen over the Bristol Channel. An object was reported in the sky of Cardiff, Wales, by the chief constable of Glamorganshire, about five p.m. (London Times, Jan. 21). The next day, other reports followed throughout Cardiff of something brilliantly lighted. Reports speak of something like a searchlight.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p512-513ff (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).