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... a "burning brush pile", near the zenith, descending rapidly towards the earth, with a loud roaring noise. It struck the ground in the road a short distance from them. The blazing object flickered and flared for a few moments and then faded into darkness ...
That all said, I also find it alarming that SO many people ignore the MATHEMATICAL FACT that due to statistics we know and can prove on Earth, that there are about 1,000,000,000 worlds in our own galaxy that are harboring advanced life forms..
originally posted by: Eagleyedobserver
What? the old stories are the more reliable ones since there was less stuff flying around in the sky 150 years ago.
originally posted by: skyblueworld
Quite a fascinating case considering it purports high technology in a very low technological era. So much so that an Author called Chris Aubeck (are you an ATS'er?) has decided to investigate it.
The story was published in the New York Herald on April 5, 1873, and trying to find an online copy has been frustrating:
I have wrote the sighting word for word as it is in the article for people who can't see it very well:
Zanesville, Ohio, April 5, 1873.
To The Editor of The Herald:--
A most extraordinary phenomenon was observed near the village of Taylorsville, a few miles from this city. About a week ago, Mr.Thomas Inman, whom your reporter can vouch for as a respectable farmer of unquestionable truth and veracity, related the circumstance to the writer, and with his son, who was also an eye witness, is willing to make oath to the truth of this statement.
One evening about two weeks ago, while Mr.Inman and his son, a young man, were returning to their home from Tayolrsville, the saw a light which they describe as looking like a "burning brush pile", near the zenith, descending rapidly towards the earth, with a loud roaring noise.
It struck the ground in the road a short distance from them. The blazing object flickered and flared for a few moments and then faded into darkness, as a man dressed in a complete suit of Black, and carrying a lantern emerged from it. The man walked a few paces and stepped into a buggy, which had not been observed before, by either Mr.Inman or his son.
There was no horse attached to his supernatural vehicle, but no sooner had the man taken his seat that it started to run, noiselessly but with great velocity, along the highway, and this is continued to do until it reached a steep gully, into which it plunged, when buggy, man and lantern suddenly disappeared as mysteriously as they came.
This phenomenon is certainly an extraordinary and unexplainable one, and sounds more like the vagary of a crazed brain than anything else. But both Mr. Inman and his son, who are sober men and not given to superstitious notions, agree precisely in their statements and maintain that they are strictly true. If it was an optical delusion, super-induced by a meteor or “Jack o’ lantern,” is it not strange that the same fancied appearances could be conjured up in the minds of two men at the same time? Here is a chance for scientists to explain the fantastical optical and other illusions and delusions which follow in the train of, and are suggested by, some strange and unexpected sight or occurrence.
W. A. Taylor.
The above was described in the writings of a Zanesville historian and journalist William Alexander Taylor in The New York Herald on April 5, 1873
Interesting to note the alleged 'man' was wearing black
Sounds like a time traveler story to me. I hope the investigator get's all the relative information about this case, and i'll look forward to reading it.
I saw the exact same thing in the sky one evening. It looked like a shooting star, was moving horizontally at a great speed and then...it just disappeared. Not sure what it was but it did move in a strange manner.
originally posted by: codythatkid
Not sure if that is real of just someones very good imagination back then... but i like it! I Thought i saw a UFO once upon a time, sorta looked like a shooting star in height in the air, but not moving nearly fast enough for a shooting star. There were no flashing lights either then it just dissipated. Maybe what i saw was that machine traveling back in time to 1873.