Solving the 1897 Airship Mystery


This investigative report outlines the course of these sightings and offers an explanation based on period documentation.

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This investigative report outlines the course of these sightings and offers an explanation based on period documentation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589801257
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 816,192
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Busby earned his bachelor of science from the University of Texas. After serving eight years in the military and working in over twenty-four countries around the world, he decided to use his experience as an electrical engineer at Rockwell International. In 1989 he struck out on his own as a contract engineer and began writing eight years later in 1997. Currently living in Longview, Texas, Michael Busby works as an avionics systems test engineer for Lockhead Martin Aeronautics.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables 8
Acknowledgments 11
Introduction 13
Chapter 1 And There Shall Be Signs 19
Chapter 2 In the Attic 26
Chapter 3 The Beginning 29
Chapter 4 Wednesday, April 14, 1897 35
Chapter 5 Thursday, April 15, 1897 50
Chapter 6 Friday, April 16, 1897 70
Chapter 7 Saturday, April 17, 1897 108
Chapter 8 Easter Sunday, April 18, 1897 141
Chapter 9 Monday, April 19, 1897 151
Chapter 10 Tuesday, April 20, 1897 179
Chapter 11 Wednesday, April 21, 1897 189
Chapter 12 Thursday, April 22, 1897 192
Chapter 13 Friday, April 23, 1897 201
Chapter 14 Saturday, April 24, 1897 207
Chapter 15 Sunday, April 25, 1897 218
Chapter 16 Monday, April 26, 1897 219
Chapter 17 April 27-May 12, 1897 223
Chapter 18 Solutions 239
Chapter 19 The California Story (October 1896-January 1897) 249
Chapter 20 In Search of the Airship Players 268
Chapter 21 Aurora Revisited 331
Chapter 22 What Happened to the Airships? 345
Afterword 352
Appendix A Airship Patent Applications 354
Appendix B Newspapers Known to Carry Airship Stories 364
Index 373
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