1897 Airship flap and other vintage sightings research. Need suggestions on search terms for Newspapers.

Ever since reading about the Airship flap in 1897 in John Keel’s book Operation Trojan Horse and Jack Valle’s book Dimensions, I have been struck by how creative a research technique John Keel did back in the 1960’s, using News Clipping services to find local newspaper articles in UFO Sightings. His reasoning was sound, that at a time in the past when people did not regular possess means of instant communication, finding multiple articles on UFO sightings over a few days truly is compelling that AT LEAST something was witnessed. It’s akin to the recent article on examining telescope photo plates of our night sky pre “sputnik” on the idea that if we see so-called satellites orbiting at a time before they were invented, then we have more evidence to consider that these craft are real. In my own research for my genealogy and family tree, I would use “Newspapers.com” with my Ancestry account, and now, with my obsession on this topic, I am attempting to use the same techniques, but now with access to a great many newspapers from the past 150 years. Other than the Airship flap, what other incidents or “flaps” can I search for? Are there…

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1897 Airship flap and other vintage sightings research. Need suggestions on search terms for Newspapers.

Updated: August 1, 2022 — 10:26 pm