“Well after trying in vain to move either of us they turned in the direction of the Woodbridge Canal, near which we were, and as they flashed their lights toward the bridge we beheld a startling sight. There, resting in the air about twenty feet above the water was an immense airship. It was 150 feet in length at least, though probably not over twenty feet in diameter at the widest part. It was pointed at both ends, and outside of a large rudder there was no visible machinery. The three walked rapidly toward the ship, not as you or I walk, but with a swaying motion: their feet only touching the ground at intervals of about twenty feet. We followed them as rapidly as possible, and reached the bridge as they were about to embark. With a little spring they rose to the machine, opened the door in the side, and then disappeared within. I do not know of what the affair was built, but just before it started I struck it with a rock and it gave no sound. It went through the air very rapidly and expanded and contracted with a muscular motion and was soon out of sight.
“I have a theory, which of course, is only a theory that those we beheld be inhabitants of Mars, who have been sent to earth for the purpose of securing one of its inhabitants. I feel safe in asserting that the stories being told by certain San Francisco attorneys are clumsy fakes and should not be given credence by anyone.