1897 April 15, Missouri/Illinois, CE3 203

    “Perry Springs, Missouri. A passenger train on the Wabash line, going toward Quincy, was followed by a low-flying object for 15min between Perry Springs and Hersman. All the passengers saw the craft, which had a red and white light. After Hersman it flew ahead of the train and disappeared rapidly, although the train was running at 65 km/h.”
Chicago Times-Herald, April 16th, 1897.

    “Springfield, Illinois. Two farm workers, Adolph Winkle and John Hulle, saw a strange craft in a field. They had a discussion with its occupants, a woman and two men, and were told the ship had flown from Quincy to Springfield in 30min and that the crew was making electrical repairs.” 
Flying Saucer Review

- Passport to Magonia, p. 192.