posted on Apr, 2 2007 @ 03:50 AM
Here is a more detailed description of one of the airships.
Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas April 18th
"The vessel or airship is thirty-two feet long and in the center is fourteen feet wide, sloping gradually toward each end like a Mexican cigar. It
has three pairs of wings, each is like the wings of a bird. They are ribbed fore and aft, and are covered so that the stream of air can have its full
lifting capacity somewhat after the manner of the wings of the kite sent up by Lamson in Rigby Park. The airship contained machinery by which the
wings can be worked or flapped very rapidly and by means of a lever the ship can be turned in any direction or made to ascend or descend at the will
of the helmsman. The ship is fitted for the accomodation of its crew, containing bunks, cooking departments, gasoline stove and other conveniences. We
were told by the aerial navigators that the airship was capable of a speed of 250 miles per hour, but that its normal rate of speed was from 125 to
150 miles per hour."
The story goes on to tell that the crew were from the North Pole and that they had sent 20 airships to America and Europe. They say that on March 1,
1897 they sent 10 ships to America an 10 ships to Europe and that the 10 ships in America would all meet in Nashville, Tennessee to attend the
Centennial Exposition on June 18 and 19 and the ships would be on exhibition free of charge.