In 1896-97, people from California to Michigan reported seeing mysterious "airships" high in the night skies. Did aliens from another planet fly these craft? Did hostile foreigners? Or did American inventors with private or government backing? This book examines the evidence and then presents a compelling argument for the existence of a secret aviation program that predated the Wright brothers' 1903 flight. Includes numerous maps, diagrams, tables and 5 B&W photographs. 398 pages, 6¼"x 9¼", hardcover. Author: Michael Busby. Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!