An unknown airship passed over Chattanooga yesterday morning about 9:30 o’clock, proceeding in a northeasterly direction and in a straight course, as if on a long journey. The unusual sight was witnessed by many people in this city. Starting point or destination of the mysterious aerial craft is not known.
Some who saw it described the vessel as cigar-shaped, which would indicate that it was a dirigible balloon. These people say they did not see it through rings of cigar smoke, either, and that they were not victims of a pipe dream.
The airship seen yesterday above the city is thought to be at least the second to pass over this region within a few weeks. Some Chattanoogans saw a strange object in the sky recently and strongly leaned to the opinion that it, like the unknown visitor of yesterday, was an aerial machine.