you have to have a little faith in people
Richard A. Locke, writing for the New York Sun, claimed that the noted British astronomer Sir John Herschel had discovered life on the moon. Flora and fauna included bat-men, moon maidens (with luna-moth wings), moon bison, and other extravagant life forms. Locke proposed an expedition to the moon using a ship supported by hydrogen balloons.
John James Audubon
The Wild Turkey
oil on canvas, 1845
Thomas Gilcrease Museum