At 9 a.m. on Jan. 12, 1910, according to an account in the New York Tribune, an airship was seen at Chattanooga, Tennessee. “‘Thousands saw the craft, and heard the ‘chug’ of its engine.’” It was later reported in Huntsville, Alabama, 75 miles away.
The airship was seen passing over Chattanooga for two additional days, seen on Jan. 14 about noon. “'It came from the north, and was traveling southeast, disappearing over Missionary Ridge. On Wednesday, it came south, and on Thursday, it returned north.’”
–Charles Fort, New Lands, p510 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).